Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician Salary

Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $56K per year on average. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians survey respondents are men (74 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,764 - $76,213
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$76K
MEDIAN: $56,177
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$12.66 - $31.26
(Median)
$13
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,764 - $76,213  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,082  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$34,326 - $77,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.66 - $31.26  
   
Overtime
$17.58 - $46.79  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,082  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$34,326 - $77,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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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 $75K per year. Safety Managers or Environmental Health & Safety Specialists are common next-step roles for Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians moving up in their careers; annual pay for Safety Managers is $9K higher on average, and it's $6K higher for Environmental Health & Safety Specialists.

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Typical Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Training, OSHA Compliance, and Safety Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Safety Compliance. Many workers who know OSHA Compliance also know Safety Compliance.

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 Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $49K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $57K. Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $60K. 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 $62K.

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Experience Affects Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician Salaries

Training
up arrow 5%

OSHA Compliance
up arrow 3%

National Average
$53,000

Safety Compliance
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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