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Occupational Health Manager Salary

Just under three-fifths of Occupational Health Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $48K to $105K per year, but median earnings come to around $75K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Occupational Health Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Occupational Health Managers making up 75 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$47,524 - $102,910
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MEDIAN: $74,900
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$24.20 - $47.47
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$47,524 - $102,910  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,255  
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$48,484 - $105,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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Hourly Rate
$24.20 - $47.47  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,255  
   
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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$48,484 - $105,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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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Occupational Health Managers only report a few specific 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $59K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $70K. Occupational Health Managers see a median salary of $73K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $85K, 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 12%

National Average
$75,000

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Occupational Health Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 9%

National Average
$75,000

Occupational Health
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 9%