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
$32,150
25th Percentile Wage
$44,210
50th Percentile Wage
$64,490
75th Percentile Wage
$85,830
90th Percentile Wage
$103,030

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 $103,030. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $64,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety specialists and technicians is $32,150.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below 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 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$64,490
5.37% 9.20%
2016
$61,030
0.74% -
2015
$60,580
1.24% -
2014
$59,830
-0.75% -
2013
$60,280
2.85% -
2012
$58,560
- -

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 35 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
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$79,920
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$74,910
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$74,720
Hospitals - Local government owned
$73,110
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$73,020
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$70,950
Other Residential Care Facilities
$69,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$68,230
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$68,220
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$67,190
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$67,110
Hospitals - Privately owned
$66,850
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$66,620
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$65,200
Offices of Physicians
$64,000
Outpatient Care Centers
$61,940
Individual and Family Services
$61,600
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$61,020
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$60,960
Hospitals - State government owned
$60,540
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$59,940
Home Health Care Services
$58,430
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$56,960
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$54,660
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$54,020
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$53,290
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$52,740
Ambulance Services
$51,420
Social Assistance
$49,880
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$48,590
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$47,270
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$42,180
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$34,990
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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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