Occupational Health Manager Salary

With just under three-fifths 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 annually and can range from $50K on the lower end to $104K per year near the higher end. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Occupational Health Managers making up 72 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$48,878 - $103,759

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$24.20 - $44.04

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$49,583 - $104,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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$24.20 - $44.04  
   
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$0.00 - $7,016  
   
Total Pay (?
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$49,583 - $104,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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.

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Occupational Health Managers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Environmental Health & Safety Manager. Median pay for Environmental Health & Safety Managers is $74K.

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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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Occupational Health.

Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Health Manager

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


Occupational Health Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $60K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $71K. Occupational Health Managers see a median salary of $76K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $81K.

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Experience Affects Occupational Health Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$74,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

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 23 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 9%
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