Occupational Health Manager Salary

Occupational Health Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — roughly three in five have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $49K to $104K per year, median earnings come to $74K per year. The majority of Occupational Health Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Occupational Health Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$48,723 - $104,078
(Median)
$49K
$74K
$100K
MEDIAN: $74,168
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$24.20 - $44.04
(Median)
$24
$33
$44
MEDIAN: $32.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$48,723 - $104,078  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,016  
Total Pay (?
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$49,365 - $104,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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Hourly Rate
$24.20 - $44.04  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,016  
   
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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$49,365 - $104,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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' 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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Survey takers who work as Occupational Health Managers typically report just a few professional skills. 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $59K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $70K. Occupational Health Managers see a median salary of $75K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $81K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Occupational Health Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$74,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
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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
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 10%
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