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Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician Salary

An average Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $54K per year. Location and experience level 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. Male Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,191 - $76,724
(Median)
$38K
$54K
$77K
MEDIAN: $54,363
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90%

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$13.48 - $32.74
(Median)
$13
$21
$33
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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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 - $4,986  
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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$34,975 - $77,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.48 - $32.74  
   
Overtime
$17.60 - $49.57  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,986  
   
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).
)
$34,975 - $77,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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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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Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians do not often transition into Environmental Health & Safety Manager roles. The role averages $74K per year. The most common next step for an Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician is to become a Safety Manager or an Environmental Health & Safety Specialist. The former position pays an additional $9K per year on average, and the latter position pays $6K more per year.

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Survey takers who work as Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians typically report just a few professional skills. Training and OSHA Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 3 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.


For many Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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 $55K. Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $59K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $66K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician Salaries

Training
up arrow 6%

OSHA Compliance
up arrow 3%

National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 16%