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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,650
25th Percentile Wage
$38,380
50th Percentile Wage
$49,960
75th Percentile Wage
$64,220
90th Percentile Wage
$82,190

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 $82,190. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,650. 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 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of occupational health and safety technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,960
2.28% 5.04%
2016
$48,820
1.54% -
2015
$48,070
-0.10% -
2014
$48,120
1.54% -
2013
$47,380
-0.13% -
2012
$47,440
- -

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

The average salaries of occupational health and safety 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 technicians occupations is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector with an annual salary $70,360. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $43,690).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$70,360
Utilities
$69,300
Construction
$57,580
Information
$55,930
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$54,890
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$53,570
Mining
$53,020
Finance and Insurance
$52,400
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$52,340
Federal, State, and Local Government
$49,960
Educational Services
$49,920
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$49,770
Manufacturing
$47,880
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$47,630
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$46,970
Wholesale Trade
$46,890
Health Care and Social Assistance
$45,070
Retail Trade
$44,240
Transportation and Warehousing
$44,000
Accommodation and Food Services
$43,690

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 $25,760 to $82,240. The highest paying state for occupational health and safety technicians is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $82,240. The lowest paying state is South Dakota with a median annual salary of $25,760. 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
$82,240
Rhode Island
$63,140
Washington
$61,590
New Jersey
$61,330
Massachusetts
$60,190
South Carolina
$59,690
New York
$59,680
Colorado
$58,160
Alaska
$57,620
Delaware
$57,420
California
$56,450
Montana
$56,390
Louisiana
$54,540
Nevada
$54,530
Illinois
$54,300
North Dakota
$53,920
Georgia
$53,840
Nebraska
$52,890
Minnesota
$52,460
North Carolina
$51,860
Virginia
$51,730
Ohio
$51,090
Oregon
$50,440
Hawaii
$50,190
Utah
$49,830
Arizona
$49,440
Wyoming
$49,380
Tennessee
$48,290
New Hampshire
$48,100
Texas
$48,050
New Mexico
$47,930
Connecticut
$47,820
Wisconsin
$47,790
West Virginia
$47,200
Alabama
$47,040
Arkansas
$45,390
Pennsylvania
$45,240
Maryland
$45,140
Kentucky
$44,230
Michigan
$43,730
Kansas
$43,330
Maine
$42,070
Iowa
$40,590
Missouri
$39,860
Florida
$39,720
Idaho
$37,940
Oklahoma
$37,410
Mississippi
$37,320
Indiana
$35,940
Puerto Rico
$26,500
Guam
$25,760
South Dakota
$25,760



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