Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for occupational health and safety specialists in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of occupational health and safety specialists among Tennessee 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 Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,790
25th Percentile Wage
$55,160
50th Percentile Wage
$71,850
75th Percentile Wage
$89,670
90th Percentile Wage
$109,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety specialists in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $109,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,790.

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
$71,850
1.42% 13.29%
2016
$70,830
3.74% -
2015
$68,180
4.96% -
2014
$64,800
2.42% -
2013
$63,230
1.47% -
2012
$62,300
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational health and safety specialists in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational health and safety specialists in state of Tennessee ranges from $60,220 to $79,480. The highest paying area for occupational health and safety specialists in Tennessee is Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $79,480. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Knoxville (mean annual salary $76,840). The lowest paying area is Chattanooga with a median annual salary of $60,220.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$79,480
Knoxville
$76,840
Clarksville
$74,580
Memphis
$74,370
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$71,230
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$71,140
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$70,160
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$68,950
Jackson
$68,800
Morristown
$64,650
Chattanooga
$60,220




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