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 $52K per year. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians survey respondents are men (70 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$38,881 - $77,619
$39K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $51,581
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50%
90%

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$13.77 - $32.77
$14
$20
$33
MEDIAN: $19.83
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$0$78K
Salary $38,881 - $77,619
Bonus $0.00 - $8,258
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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$33,834 - $78,737
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 125
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $13.77 - $32.77
Hourly Tips $4.06
Overtime $15.99 - $48.25
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $0.00 - $8,258
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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$33,834 - $78,737
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 85

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 it's uncommon, some Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technicians move into roles as Environmental Health & Safety Managers, where pay is an average $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 $12K higher on average, and it's $8K higher for Environmental Health & Safety Specialists.

Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician

Pay by Experience for an Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 150 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 80 salaries. An experienced Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 51 salaries. An Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 15 salaries.

Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician?

Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician in Allen:
"Underpaid."
Pros: Travel is nice for a little bit. Get to network a lot.
Cons: Asked to do too much without being compensated for it. Job keeps me away from family, longer than initially promised.

Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician in Baton Rouge:
"Safety pay rate."
Pros: Environment.
Cons: Pay rate.

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Key Stats for Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician Salaries

▲15%

▲5%

National Average
$51,000

▼1%

▼4%

Skills That Affect Occupational Health or Safety Specialist Technician Salaries

Training
▲10%



National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 26%