Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for occupational health and safety specialists in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of occupational health and safety specialists amongst North Carolina 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,130
25th Percentile Wage
$52,690
50th Percentile Wage
$66,650
75th Percentile Wage
$82,370
90th Percentile Wage
$100,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety specialists in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $100,580. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,130.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.73
25th Percentile Wage
$25.33
50th Percentile Wage
$32.04
75th Percentile Wage
$39.60
90th Percentile Wage
$48.36

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for occupational health and safety specialists in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $48.36. The median hourly salary is $32.04. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.73.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of occupational health and safety specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201666,6506.03%4.89%
201562,6300.19%-
201462,510-2.22%-
201363,9000.80%-
201263,390--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational health and safety specialists in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational health and safety specialists in state of North Carolina ranges from $50,630 to $82,550. The highest paying area for occupational health and safety specialists in North Carolina is Wilmington with a median annual salary of $82,550. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Durham-Chapel Hill (mean annual salary $79,340). The lowest paying area is Greenville with a median annual salary of $50,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Wilmington
$82,550
Durham-Chapel Hill
$79,340
Fayetteville
$75,670
Jacksonville
$69,130
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$66,320
Raleigh-Cary
$62,340
Greensboro-High Point
$62,010
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$57,990
Winston-Salem
$56,720
Asheville
$55,640
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$52,870
Greenville
$50,630


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