Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for occupational health and safety specialists in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of occupational health and safety specialists among Washington metropolitan 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 Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,720
25th Percentile Wage
$62,600
50th Percentile Wage
$75,910
75th Percentile Wage
$93,830
90th Percentile Wage
$113,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety specialists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $113,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $75,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,720.

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
$75,910
-0.72% 3.16%
2016
$76,460
1.78% -
2015
$75,100
-2.09% -
2014
$76,670
1.88% -
2013
$75,230
2.29% -
2012
$73,510
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational health and safety specialists in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational health and safety specialists in state of Washington ranges from $57,060 to $87,320. The highest paying area for occupational health and safety specialists in Washington is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $87,320. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $82,140). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$87,320
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$82,140
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$81,840
Bremerton-Silverdale
$78,000
Tacoma
$78,000
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$71,170
Yakima
$67,370
Olympia
$67,010
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$66,230
Bellingham
$65,950
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$65,470
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$65,460
Longview
$64,420
Spokane
$61,790
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$61,090
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$57,060




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