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Occupational Health Manager Salary

Occupational Health Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just under three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $74K annually on average but can range from $49K to $105K per year. Most Occupational Health Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Occupational Health Managers survey respondents are women (70 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage.

$47,896 - $105,484
(Median)
$48K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $73,601
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$24.20 - $44.04
(Median)
$24
$33
$44
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$47,896 - $105,484  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,929  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$48,733 - $105,051  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.20 - $44.04  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,929  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$48,733 - $105,051  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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Job Description for Occupational Health Manager

An occupational health manager is the person who is primarily responsible for ensuring health and safety policies within a workplace environment. This is a position which is supervisory in nature. It takes place in an indoor environment and requires little or no travel. This type of position often requires a bachelor’s degree in the healthcare field and a great deal of experience in both management and healthcare. An occupational health manager will generally keep daytime, weekday hours, but some people in this position may work overnight or weekend shifts.

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Occupational Health Manager Tasks

  • Document and support health and safety policies for workplace environments
  • Create and implement safety education programs for workers and managers.
  • Evaluate and investigate workplace accidents and reports to maintain worker safety.

Common Career Paths for Occupational Health Manager


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Occupational Health Managers who transition into an upper level Environmental Health & Safety Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Environmental Health & Safety Manager makes $74K a year.

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Survey takers who work as Occupational Health Managers usually report a few specific skills. Strategic Planning and Occupational Health are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Occupational Health.

Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Health Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $57K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $70K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $73K in this role. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $83K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Occupational Health Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$73,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Occupational Health Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 13%

National Average
$73,000

Occupational Health
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 9%