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 $55K 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. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians who answered the questionnnaire. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,618 - $76,992
(Median)
$39K
$55K
$77K
MEDIAN: $54,744
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$12.38 - $30.94
(Median)
$12
$20
$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
$38,618 - $76,992  
   
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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$34,804 - $77,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 196
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, 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 - $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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$34,804 - $77,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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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Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians who advance into the role of an Environmental Health & Safety Manager are fairly uncommon. Environmental Health & Safety Managers on average earn $74K per year. When Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Safety Managers or Environmental Health & Safety Specialists. Those roles pay an additional $9K and $6K, respectively.

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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.


Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. 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. Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians bring in $59K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $65K.

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Experience Affects Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

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 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
25%
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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