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
$26,730
25th Percentile Wage
$34,070
50th Percentile Wage
$45,070
75th Percentile Wage
$61,890
90th Percentile Wage
$80,780

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 $80,780. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid occupational health and safety technicians is $26,730.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below 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 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,070
2.42% 2.73%
2016
$43,980
-1.64% -
2015
$44,700
1.03% -
2014
$44,240
-2.35% -
2013
$45,280
3.18% -
2012
$43,840
- -

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 22 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 home health care services industry with an annual salary $54,470. The lowest paying industry is the all other ambulatory health care services industry (annual salary $22,900). For detailed occupational health and safety technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Home Health Care Services
$54,470
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$53,820
Outpatient Care Centers
$50,880
Hospitals - State government owned
$50,560
Offices of Physicians
$47,710
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$46,310
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$45,990
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$45,660
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$45,120
Hospitals - Local government owned
$44,940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$44,940
Hospitals - Privately owned
$44,780
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$41,860
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$41,860
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$40,790
Social Assistance
$39,610
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$38,730
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$32,220
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$31,700
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$24,390
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$23,000
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$22,900

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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