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

The salary statistics of occupational health and safety specialists 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 salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,350
25th Percentile Wage
$51,560
50th Percentile Wage
$70,390
75th Percentile Wage
$90,650
90th Percentile Wage
$106,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety specialists 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 is $106,090. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $70,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety specialists is $35,350.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$70,390
4.57% 8.14%
2016
$67,170
1.34% -
2015
$66,270
0.86% -
2014
$65,700
-0.32% -
2013
$65,910
1.90% -
2012
$64,660
- -

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

The average salaries of occupational health and safety specialists in 33 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 occupations is the psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $83,630. The lowest paying industry is the specialty hospitals - state government owned industry (annual salary $34,120). For detailed occupational health and safety specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$83,630
Hospitals - Local government owned
$79,180
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$79,130
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$77,570
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$76,750
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$76,240
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$74,840
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$74,720
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$74,420
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$73,790
Hospitals - Privately owned
$73,570
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$73,270
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$73,170
Offices of Physicians
$71,820
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$70,720
Other Residential Care Facilities
$69,350
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$68,470
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$66,060
Outpatient Care Centers
$64,490
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$63,090
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$62,830
Hospitals - State government owned
$62,230
Individual and Family Services
$61,290
Home Health Care Services
$60,230
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$58,060
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$57,820
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$56,400
Ambulance Services
$51,750
Social Assistance
$51,010
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$50,450
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$48,900
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$47,440
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$34,120

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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