Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Salary Information in Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for occupational health and safety specialists in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of occupational health and safety specialists among Virginia cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,030
25th Percentile Wage
$48,860
50th Percentile Wage
$63,440
75th Percentile Wage
$81,360
90th Percentile Wage
$97,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety specialists in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,980. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,030.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.23
25th Percentile Wage
$23.49
50th Percentile Wage
$30.50
75th Percentile Wage
$39.11
90th Percentile Wage
$47.11

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for occupational health and safety specialists in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $47.11. The median hourly salary is $30.50. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.23.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201663,4402.65%3.50%
201561,760-0.89%-
201462,3100.98%-
201361,7000.78%-
201261,220--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational health and safety specialists in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational health and safety specialists in state of Virginia ranges from $49,080 to $70,250. The highest paying area for occupational health and safety specialists in Virginia is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $70,250. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News (mean annual salary $65,710). The lowest paying area is Harrisonburg with a median annual salary of $49,080.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$70,250
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$65,710
Charlottesville
$60,960
Richmond
$59,970
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$59,180
Roanoke
$56,190
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$55,180
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$50,460
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$50,200
Lynchburg
$49,860
Harrisonburg
$49,080



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