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Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Salary Information

The salary statistics of occupational health and safety specialists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of occupational health and safety specialists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The occupational health and safety specialists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,670
25th Percentile Wage
$55,080
50th Percentile Wage
$71,780
75th Percentile Wage
$89,570
90th Percentile Wage
$105,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety specialists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) occupational health and safety specialists is $105,840. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,670. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 153% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$71,780
1.20% 6.95%
2016
$70,920
1.00% -
2015
$70,210
1.42% -
2014
$69,210
1.81% -
2013
$67,960
1.72% -
2012
$66,790
- -

Table 2. Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of occupational health and safety specialists in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for occupational health and safety specialists occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $85,640. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $33,570).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$85,640
Information
$79,760
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$78,980
Mining
$77,830
Finance and Insurance
$76,910
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$73,910
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$72,990
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$72,750
Manufacturing
$72,590
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$72,190
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$72,070
Construction
$71,370
Wholesale Trade
$70,460
Health Care and Social Assistance
$70,390
Federal, State, and Local Government
$69,470
Educational Services
$65,760
Transportation and Warehousing
$65,640
Retail Trade
$65,330
Accommodation and Food Services
$56,540
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$33,570

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Occupational Health and Safety Specialists by States

From the above tables we note that not only occupational health and safety specialists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of occupational health and safety specialists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $35,410 to $94,150. The highest paying state for occupational health and safety specialists is Rhode Island with a median annual salary of $94,150. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $35,410. For more salary information of occupational health and safety specialists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Rhode Island
$94,150
District of Columbia
$87,820
Alaska
$85,060
California
$83,420
Connecticut
$82,710
New Jersey
$80,900
North Dakota
$78,810
Minnesota
$78,570
Colorado
$78,500
Massachusetts
$77,780
Maryland
$77,620
West Virginia
$76,970
New Hampshire
$75,950
Washington
$75,910
Illinois
$75,290
Wyoming
$74,570
Hawaii
$73,950
Utah
$73,830
Nevada
$73,440
New York
$73,240
Oregon
$72,430
Georgia
$72,020
Tennessee
$71,850
New Mexico
$71,570
Texas
$71,440
Michigan
$70,850
Louisiana
$70,830
Ohio
$70,030
North Carolina
$67,710
Arizona
$67,700
Pennsylvania
$67,690
Oklahoma
$67,020
Iowa
$66,970
Mississippi
$66,920
Maine
$66,370
Florida
$66,230
Idaho
$66,080
Delaware
$65,370
Vermont
$65,120
Virginia
$64,910
Nebraska
$64,900
Missouri
$64,470
Arkansas
$63,540
Alabama
$63,400
South Dakota
$62,880
Wisconsin
$62,590
Kentucky
$62,590
Montana
$62,220
Indiana
$61,610
Kansas
$60,410
Guam
$53,300
South Carolina
$50,510
Puerto Rico
$35,410



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