Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Salary

occupational-health-safety-salary-chart.jpgOccupational health and safety specialists analyze, review, and evaluate environments of workers. They come up with procedures and programs to limit, manage, and prevent injury and disease caused by work conditions including biological, physical, and chemical agents, and ergonomic factors in equipment.

Salary

The average salary of these specialists is $69,050 a year. The lowest 10% earns at most $40,530 a year while the top 10% earns at least $98,520 a year.

The best industries for employment are the federal executive branch (7,040 employed, $76,480 average); the state government (6,220 employed, $58,370); and the local government (5,590 employed, $61,890). The best paying industry is chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers, earning $93,410 annually (120 employed).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of occupational health and safety specialists is expected to increase by 7% between 2012 and 2022, which is slower than average.

Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $42,370 $65,060 $91,550 $66,150
Alaska $39,190 $73,520 $108,140 $73,710
Arizona $36,560 $60,770 $92,950 $62,610
Arkansas $33,250 $57,410 $90,500 $59,140
California $47,270 $76,490 $112,960 $77,710
Colorado $43,530 $73,920 $108,970 $74,330
Connecticut $52,300 $73,750 $102,540 $76,050
Delaware $40,760 $68,080 $105,790 $69,690
Florida $38,770 $64,950 $91,350 $64,740
Georgia $40,650 $66,200 $92,610 $66,590
Hawaii $45,880 $70,720 $94,230 $70,580
Idaho $35,040 $55,830 $89,400 $59,990
Illinois $45,000 $75,220 $103,270 $74,080
Indiana $33,530 $55,400 $89,760 $58,350
Iowa $37,270 $62,520 $86,670 $62,340
Kansas $34,830 $53,770 $88,170 $57,870
Kentucky $38,530 $62,330 $90,020 $65,470
Louisiana $41,160 $68,640 $103,490 $70,040
Maine $30,490 $63,390 $88,890 $61,680
Maryland $47,690 $71,220 $103,180 $73,160
Massachusetts $50,210 $71,280 $102,360 $73,880
Michigan $47,910 $68,850 $92,670 $69,180
Minnesota $41,030 $67,120 $92,060 $66,050
Mississippi $37,270 $62,600 $89,720 $63,940
Missouri $39,740 $66,600 $96,710 $67,620
Montana $36,310 $57,820 $90,150 $60,950
Nebraska $35,680 $55,900 $88,180 $59,030
Nevada $46,390 $68,970 $95,160 $70,730
New Hampshire $46,880 $68,880 $97,790 $70,820
New Jersey $46,930 $77,450 $101,400 $75,980
New Mexico $43,530 $73,200 $114,760 $75,330
New York $42,940 $70,100 $100,980 $71,330
North Carolina $40,480 $63,900 $100,780 $66,300
North Dakota $33,370 $60,400 $91,770 $62,180
Ohio $45,790 $69,870 $94,060 $71,700
Oklahoma $33,570 $59,300 $92,710 $61,890
Oregon $45,910 $66,840 $90,230 $66,330
Pennsylvania $36,070 $65,380 $95,360 $65,890
Rhode Island $40,880 $82,170 $101,370 $75,330
South Carolina $34,410 $51,740 $86,050 $55,820
South Dakota $39,720 $59,240 $83,150 $60,590
Tennessee $28,690 $63,230 $96,100 $63,280
Texas $40,440 $67,860 $103,730 $70,520
Utah $40,040 $60,590 $90,570 $63,160
Vermont $40,620 $65,220 $96,710 $68,730
Virginia $38,730 $61,700 $92,990 $64,450
Washington $49,460 $75,230 $102,460 $74,480
West Virginia $54,380 $75,670 $91,430 $73,440
Wisconsin $40,470 $61,000 $89,240 $62,460
Wyoming $42,340 $62,800 $94,070 $65,510