Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for occupational health and safety specialists in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of occupational health and safety specialists amongst Iowa metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,960
25th Percentile Wage
$53,730
50th Percentile Wage
$66,970
75th Percentile Wage
$80,530
90th Percentile Wage
$98,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety specialists in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,480. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,960.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of occupational health and safety specialists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$66,970
-0.36% 8.15%
2016
$67,210
2.60% -
2015
$65,460
-0.11% -
2014
$65,530
4.59% -
2013
$62,520
1.62% -
2012
$61,510
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational health and safety specialists in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational health and safety specialists in state of Iowa ranges from $56,690 to $84,250. The highest paying area for occupational health and safety specialists in Iowa is Dubuque with a median annual salary of $84,250. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $70,140). The lowest paying area is Waterloo-Cedar Falls with a median annual salary of $56,690.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dubuque
$84,250
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$70,140
Cedar Rapids
$69,690
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$69,640
Iowa City
$69,600
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$68,560
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$66,410
Ames
$64,890
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$61,570
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$56,690




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