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Occupational Health and Safety Technician Salary Information

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,820
25th Percentile Wage
$37,610
50th Percentile Wage
$48,820
75th Percentile Wage
$63,200
90th Percentile Wage
$79,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) occupational health and safety technicians is $79,990. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,820. 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 159% 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 technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,8201.54%2.83%
201548,070-0.10%-
201448,1201.54%-
201347,380-0.13%-
201247,440--

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

The average salaries of occupational health and safety technicians in 17 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 technicians occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $62,090. The lowest paying sector is the transportation and warehousing sector (annual salary $42,150).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$62,090
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$58,140
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$54,890
Finance and Insurance
$54,540
Construction
$54,180
Mining
$53,740
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$52,260
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$51,200
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$49,720
Wholesale Trade
$48,970
Federal, State, and Local Government
$48,750
Educational Services
$48,420
Manufacturing
$48,070
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,700
Retail Trade
$44,240
Health Care and Social Assistance
$43,980
Transportation and Warehousing
$42,150

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

From the above tables we note that not only occupational health and safety technicians 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 technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $25,160 to $78,030. The highest paying state for occupational health and safety technicians is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $78,030. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $25,160. For more salary information of occupational health and safety technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$78,030
Alaska
$67,060
Rhode Island
$63,290
Illinois
$61,200
Colorado
$60,240
Montana
$58,290
South Carolina
$57,480
Massachusetts
$57,430
New York
$57,200
New Jersey
$56,150
Virginia
$55,900
Alabama
$55,510
California
$54,440
Nevada
$54,250
Oregon
$52,690
Louisiana
$52,270
Nebraska
$52,070
Tennessee
$51,190
West Virginia
$51,190
Connecticut
$50,660
North Dakota
$50,590
Washington
$50,320
Arizona
$49,450
Minnesota
$49,330
North Carolina
$48,740
Ohio
$48,530
Utah
$48,340
Georgia
$48,150
New Hampshire
$48,100
Wisconsin
$47,720
New Mexico
$47,570
Kentucky
$46,920
Iowa
$46,510
Texas
$46,210
Pennsylvania
$45,470
Maryland
$45,460
Wyoming
$44,140
Kansas
$43,270
Michigan
$43,040
Arkansas
$42,980
Missouri
$42,690
Florida
$40,860
Oklahoma
$37,910
Idaho
$37,860
Mississippi
$36,600
Indiana
$36,410
South Dakota
$25,760
Puerto Rico
$25,160


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