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Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician Salary

Median pay for Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $54K per year. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians survey respondents are men (77 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,191 - $76,724
(Median)
$38K
$54K
$77K
MEDIAN: $54,363
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90%

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$13.58 - $31.22
(Median)
$14
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $20
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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.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,191 - $76,724  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,961  
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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$35,152 - $77,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 192
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.
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.58 - $31.22  
   
Overtime
$17.60 - $45.96  
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.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,961  
   
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).
)
$35,152 - $77,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75

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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.

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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


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While not commonly seen, Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians who transition into an Environmental Health & Safety Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Environmental Health & Safety Managers is $74K per year. A common career progression for an Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician is to become a Safety Manager or an Environmental Health & Safety Specialist. Compared to Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians, the first group earns $9K more on average, and the second group earns $6K more.

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Typical Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Training and OSHA Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $48K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $55K. Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $59K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $65K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician Salaries

Training
up arrow 6%

OSHA Compliance
up arrow 2%

National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 16%
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