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
$31,380
25th Percentile Wage
$47,330
50th Percentile Wage
$67,170
75th Percentile Wage
$87,150
90th Percentile Wage
$103,820

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 $103,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety specialists is $31,380.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201667,1701.34%3.74%
201566,2700.86%-
201465,700-0.32%-
201365,9101.90%-
201264,660--

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 28 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 general medical and surgical hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $77,630. The lowest paying industry is the all other ambulatory health care services industry (annual salary $45,760). For detailed occupational health and safety specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$77,630
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$75,330
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$73,380
Hospitals - Privately owned
$73,190
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$72,550
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$71,510
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$71,360
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$70,720
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$70,170
Other Residential Care Facilities
$69,350
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$69,040
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$67,390
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$64,720
Outpatient Care Centers
$63,690
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$62,880
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$60,710
Offices of Physicians
$60,600
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$59,700
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$59,550
Hospitals - State government owned
$57,970
Home Health Care Services
$55,610
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$52,750
Hospitals - Local government owned
$49,590
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$49,300
Individual and Family Services
$48,860
Social Assistance
$47,700
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$47,560
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$45,760

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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