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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,490
25th Percentile Wage
$49,850
50th Percentile Wage
$66,820
75th Percentile Wage
$84,670
90th Percentile Wage
$102,120

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 $102,120. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,490. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 172% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201666,8201.35%5.42%
201565,9200.85%-
201465,3601.88%-
201364,1301.45%-
201263,200--

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 $80,260. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $49,600).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$80,260
Information
$77,670
Finance and Insurance
$77,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$74,500
Mining
$73,870
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,550
Manufacturing
$67,620
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$67,580
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$67,460
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$66,840
Construction
$66,760
Wholesale Trade
$65,460
Retail Trade
$64,340
Federal, State, and Local Government
$64,310
Transportation and Warehousing
$63,930
Educational Services
$61,240
Health Care and Social Assistance
$61,030
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$58,070
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$53,400
Accommodation and Food Services
$49,600


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