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Occupational Health Manager Salary

With about three in five of Occupational Health Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Occupational Health Managers is $74K per year and can range from $49K on the lower end to $104K per year near the higher end. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most Occupational Health Managers survey respondents are women (70 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,230 - $104,250
(Median)
$48K
$74K
$100K
MEDIAN: $74,070
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50%
90%

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$24.20 - $44.04
(Median)
$24
$33
$44
MEDIAN: $32.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$48,230 - $104,250  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
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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$48,926 - $104,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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 - $7,000  
   
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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$48,926 - $104,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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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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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Occupational Health Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Strategic Planning and Occupational Health are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include 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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $58K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $70K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $75K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $82K.

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Experience Affects Occupational Health Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$74,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Occupational Health Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 12%

National Average
$74,000

Occupational Health
up arrow 5%

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
18%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 11%
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