Occupational Health and Safety Specialist and Technician Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of occupational health and safety specialists and technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare occupational health and safety specialist and technician salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,580
25th Percentile Wage
$40,850
50th Percentile Wage
$61,030
75th Percentile Wage
$81,450
90th Percentile Wage
$101,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety specialists and technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 and technicians is $101,020. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety specialists and technicians is $29,580.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of occupational health and safety specialists and technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,0300.74%4.05%
201560,5801.24%-
201459,830-0.75%-
201360,2802.85%-
201258,560--

Compare Occupational Health and Safety Specialist and Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of occupational health and safety specialists and technicians in 32 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 and technician occupations is the community food and housing, and emergency and other relief services industry with an annual salary $80,870. The lowest paying industry is the residential intellectual and developmental disability facilities industry (annual salary $30,650). For detailed occupational health and safety specialist and technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$80,870
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$74,490
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$71,510
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$70,950
Other Residential Care Facilities
$69,350
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$68,270
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$68,120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$65,170
Hospitals - Privately owned
$65,120
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$64,640
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$64,230
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$63,990
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$63,290
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$61,950
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$60,130
Offices of Physicians
$58,330
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$57,880
Outpatient Care Centers
$57,700
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$56,500
Hospitals - State government owned
$55,190
Home Health Care Services
$54,880
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$54,660
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$51,420
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$51,340
Hospitals - Local government owned
$50,880
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$50,630
Individual and Family Services
$49,740
Social Assistance
$45,880
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$44,770
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$44,340
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$41,630
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$30,650

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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