Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Salary Information in West Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for occupational health and safety specialists in the state of West Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of occupational health and safety specialists amongst West 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,190
25th Percentile Wage
$58,070
50th Percentile Wage
$76,970
75th Percentile Wage
$85,820
90th Percentile Wage
$97,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety specialists in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,420. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $76,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,190.

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
$76,970
1.59% 3.05%
2016
$75,750
1.15% -
2015
$74,880
-2.10% -
2014
$76,450
1.02% -
2013
$75,670
1.39% -
2012
$74,620
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational health and safety specialists in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational health and safety specialists in state of West Virginia ranges from $61,280 to $82,700. The highest paying area for occupational health and safety specialists in West Virginia is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria with a median annual salary of $82,700. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $79,390). The lowest paying area is Huntington-Ashland with a median annual salary of $61,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$82,700
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$79,390
Morgantown
$78,200
Wheeling
$77,710
Charleston
$72,200
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$63,300
Huntington-Ashland
$61,280




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