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Occupational Health and Safety Specialist and Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of occupational health and safety specialists and technicians are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of occupational health and safety specialists and technicians in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of occupational health and safety specialists and technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The occupational health and safety specialists and technicians 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 and Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,050
25th Percentile Wage
$50,770
50th Percentile Wage
$67,720
75th Percentile Wage
$86,410
90th Percentile Wage
$103,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety specialists and technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) occupational health and safety specialists and technicians is $103,450. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,050. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 171% 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 and technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$67,720
1.33% 6.67%
2016
$66,820
1.35% -
2015
$65,920
0.85% -
2014
$65,360
1.88% -
2013
$64,130
1.45% -
2012
$63,200
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Table 2. Occupational Health and Safety Specialist and Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of occupational health and safety specialists and technicians 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 and technicians occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $83,400. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $40,810).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$83,400
Information
$78,300
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$76,210
Finance and Insurance
$75,370
Mining
$72,930
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$72,470
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$69,720
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,960
Construction
$68,820
Manufacturing
$68,040
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$67,040
Federal, State, and Local Government
$66,230
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$65,120
Health Care and Social Assistance
$64,490
Wholesale Trade
$63,680
Retail Trade
$63,090
Transportation and Warehousing
$61,860
Educational Services
$61,460
Accommodation and Food Services
$52,890
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$40,810



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