Get a Salary Report for



- Compare Your Salary
- Evaluate a Job Offer


- Price a New Hire
- Give a Raise



- Benchmark Jobs
- Create a Comp Plan

Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician Salary (United States)

Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $53K per year. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A solid majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair portion collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians (81 percent) are men. Most Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician Salary (?
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.
)
$36,944 - $75,041
(Median)
37K
45K
53K
64K
75K
MEDIAN: $53,087
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px
Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician Salary (?
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.
)
$12.35 - $32.74
(Median)
12
17
20
25
33
MEDIAN: $20
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary 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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,944 - $75,041  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,865  
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).
)
$34,241 - $75,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 179
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.35 - $32.74  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $45.62  
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.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,865  
   
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).
)
$34,241 - $75,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72
Is Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
United States (change)

Job Description for Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician

An occupational health or safety specialist technician is responsible for gathering and analyzing data regarding safety and health conditions in the workplace. They work with health and safety specialists in conducting tests and evaluating hazards to help workers avoid injury in the workplace and also to avoid damage to property, the environment, and the public at large. The occupational health or safety specialist technician spends their time looking for a variety of biological, radiological, chemical, or physical hazards. They can expect to work in a variety of environments, ranging from offices to factories to outside work locations such as lumberyards and logging operations. Ability to travel is essential, as they may be assigned to inspect locations located over a wide geographical area.
Read More...
Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician Tasks
  • Manage paperwork including workman’s compensation, disability and return to work programs.
  • Maintain medical surveillance programs.

Common Career Paths for Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician

Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px   Copy and paste this HTML:
It's not very common for Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians to move on to become Environmental Health & Safety Managers. Typical pay for an Environmental Health & Safety Manager is $73K annually. Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians most often move into positions as Safety Managers or Construction Safety Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $9K higher and $13K higher, respectively.

Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

Professional skills reported by Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians are few in number. Training and OSHA Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 7 percent respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $48K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $53K. Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $57K. Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $61K. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field — more than half of those surveyed fit this bill. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one in four of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than one-tenth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent.

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
up arrow 37%
Seattle
up arrow 14%
Houston
up arrow 13%
National Average
$51,000
Albuquerque
up arrow 19%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+14 percent) and Houston (+13 percent). Albuquerque is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 19 percent.

Related Job Salaries

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -

Experience Affects Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician Salaries

Training
up arrow 9%
National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied Image
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
19%
female alumni
 
Male
81%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 16%