Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Salary in Sector of Educational Services

The salary statistics of occupational health and safety specialists in the industry sector of educational services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare occupational health and safety specialist salaries in different industries within the educational services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,650
25th Percentile Wage
$52,120
50th Percentile Wage
$66,000
75th Percentile Wage
$82,360
90th Percentile Wage
$101,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety specialists in the industry sector of educational services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) occupational health and safety specialists is $101,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety specialists is $41,650.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of occupational health and safety specialists in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201666,0000.67%6.23%
201565,5602.73%-
201463,7702.56%-
201362,1400.40%-
201261,890--

Compare Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of occupational health and safety specialists in 14 industries in the educational services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for occupational health and safety specialist occupations is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - privately owned industry with an annual salary $72,790. The lowest paying industry is the elementary and secondary schools - local government owned industry (annual salary $59,460). For detailed occupational health and safety specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$72,790
Educational Services - Privately owned
$71,930
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$67,220
Educational Services
$66,000
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$65,450
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$65,450
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$64,280
Educational Services - State government owned
$64,190
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$63,790
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$63,610
Junior colleges - State government owned
$63,250
Educational Services - Local government owned
$60,780
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$59,530
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$59,460

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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