The average Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $54K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over a fifth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$37,684 - $75,659
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$54K
$76K
MEDIAN: $54,206
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$12.85 - $30.88
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,684 - $75,659  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,554  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$33,161 - $76,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.85 - $30.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.06  
Overtime
$17.45 - $46.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,554  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$33,161 - $76,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 94

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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

  • Maintain medical surveillance programs.
  • Manage paperwork including workman's compensation, disability and return to work programs.

Common Career Paths for Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician


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Though some Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians move into positions like Environmental Health & Safety Manager (where the average salary is $75K), this progression is not the norm. Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians typically move into roles as Safety Managers or Environmental Health & Safety Specialists, and those positions pay $12K more and $9K more, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $49K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $53K on average. Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians bring in $57K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Key Stats for Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician Salaries

Training
up arrow 11%



National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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