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
$41,900
25th Percentile Wage
$51,530
50th Percentile Wage
$65,760
75th Percentile Wage
$82,680
90th Percentile Wage
$101,430

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 $101,430. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety specialists is $41,900.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of occupational health and safety specialists in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$65,760
-0.36% 5.89%
2016
$66,000
0.67% -
2015
$65,560
2.73% -
2014
$63,770
2.56% -
2013
$62,140
0.40% -
2012
$61,890
- -

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 20 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 elementary and secondary schools - privately owned industry with an annual salary $79,220. The lowest paying industry is the technical and trade schools - privately owned industry (annual salary $49,920). For detailed occupational health and safety specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$79,220
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$72,660
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$71,430
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$71,430
Other Schools and Instruction
$71,350
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$71,090
Educational Services - Privately owned
$69,640
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$67,460
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$65,800
Educational Services
$65,760
Junior colleges - State government owned
$65,460
Educational Services - State government owned
$64,550
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$64,540
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$63,460
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$62,070
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$61,800
Educational Services - Local government owned
$61,580
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$60,710
Technical and Trade Schools
$51,640
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$49,920

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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