Occupational Health Manager Salary

With about three-fifths of Occupational Health Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $49K to $104K per year and averages out to $73K annually. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Occupational Health Managers making up 73 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,150 - $103,915
(Median)
$49K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,936
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$14.68 - $41.89
(Median)
$15
$32
$42
MEDIAN: $31.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,150 - $103,915  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,984  
Profit Sharing
$814  
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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$48,995 - $103,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $41.89  
   
Overtime
$36.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,984  
   
Profit Sharing
$814  
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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$48,995 - $103,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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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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Many Occupational Health Managers move into an Environmental Health & Safety Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Environmental Health & Safety Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Occupational Health Managers.

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Job skills reported by Occupational Health Managers are limited. 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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Occupational Health Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $59K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $71K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Occupational Health Managers make a median salary of $73K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $79K, 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 10%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$72,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Occupational Health Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 14%

National Average
$72,000

Occupational Health
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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