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 areas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,360
25th Percentile Wage
$49,760
50th Percentile Wage
$64,910
75th Percentile Wage
$84,180
90th Percentile Wage
$99,590

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 $99,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,360.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$64,910
2.26% 5.68%
2016
$63,440
2.65% -
2015
$61,760
-0.89% -
2014
$62,310
0.98% -
2013
$61,700
0.78% -
2012
$61,220
- -

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 $49,690 to $71,020. The highest paying area for occupational health and safety specialists in Virginia is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $71,020. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News (mean annual salary $68,240). The lowest paying area is Harrisonburg with a median annual salary of $49,690.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$71,020
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$68,240
Charlottesville
$63,220
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$62,780
Richmond
$62,010
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$55,180
Roanoke
$54,490
Lynchburg
$52,960
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$52,690
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$50,990
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$50,140
Harrisonburg
$49,690




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