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

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

Average Annual Salary of Occupational Health and Safety Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,130
25th Percentile Wage
$33,560
50th Percentile Wage
$43,980
75th Percentile Wage
$60,360
90th Percentile Wage
$77,190

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety 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 technicians is $77,190. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety technicians is $27,130.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201643,980-1.64%0.32%
201544,7001.03%-
201444,240-2.35%-
201345,2803.18%-
201243,840--

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

The average salaries of occupational health and safety technicians in 19 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 technician occupations is the medical and diagnostic laboratories industry with an annual salary $57,680. The lowest paying industry is the specialty hospitals - privately owned industry (annual salary $23,840). For detailed occupational health and safety technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$57,680
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$54,780
Hospitals - Local government owned
$54,780
Home Health Care Services
$54,470
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$53,820
Offices of Physicians
$49,680
Outpatient Care Centers
$49,150
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$48,970
Hospitals - State government owned
$45,880
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$44,190
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$43,530
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$43,380
Hospitals - Privately owned
$42,670
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$41,860
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$41,860
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$40,790
Social Assistance
$39,610
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$32,990
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$23,840

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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