Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician Salary

Pay for Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $55K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,688 - $76,857

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$12.38 - $30.94

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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
$38,688 - $76,857  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,038  
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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$34,858 - $77,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.38 - $30.94  
   
Overtime
$17.38 - $45.78  
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 - $5,038  
   
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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$34,858 - $77,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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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 Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians do not often become Environmental Health & Safety Managers, the job pays $74K per year on average. It is quite typical for Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians to transition into roles as Safety Managers or Environmental Health & Safety Specialists, where reported median earnings are $9K and $6K higher per year.

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Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians only report a few specific 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $48K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $56K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $59K in this role. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $65K, 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 23%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

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 1%

National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 16%
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