Three in five of Occupational Health Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $40K to $106K per year, and the average comes out to $73K per year. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Work is enjoyable for Occupational Health Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,750 - $106,581
(Median)
$50K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,757
10%
50%
90%

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$12.88 - $36.99
(Median)
$13
$20
$37
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,750 - $106,581  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,244  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$40,392 - $106,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.88 - $36.99  
   
Overtime
$28.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,244  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$40,392 - $106,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Health Manager

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


For Occupational Health Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $61K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $69K. Occupational Health Managers see a median salary of $74K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $76K.

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Experience Affects Occupational Health Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$71,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Occupational Health Manager Salaries

Occupational Health
up arrow 2%

National Average
$71,000

Strategic Planning
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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