Salary for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

Also known as:  Certified Indoor Environmentalist, Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Professional Ergonomist, Environmental Health Sanitarian, Health and Safety Inspector, Industrial Hygienist, Industrial Safety and Health Specialist, Occupational Health and Safety Specialist, Occupational Safety and Health Inspector, Radiological Health Specialist

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Individuals employed as health and safety specialists review the potential for illness and injury in workplaces. They may work as government inspectors, or in the private sector. These professionals may collect samples of air, dust, and potentially toxic materials to evaluate dangers to personnel. Occupational health and safety specialists may also investigate health-related complaints and accidents, and collaborate with engineers to reduce the potential for occupational injuries. A Bachelor's degree or higher is normally the minimum educational requirement for this profession.

An Occupational Health or Safety Specialist will most likely earn a compensation on a scale from 48000 - 72000 depending on education and tenure levels. Occupational Health and Safety Specialists will normally receive an average wage of Sixty Six Thousand Three Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists can obtain the highest pay in the District of Columbia, where they get salary pay of close to $84200. People in this category of job can expect the most salary in Information, where they receive wages of $74030.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 24.72 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $74,030
Information $73,780
Management of Companies and Enterprises $72,760
Finance and Insurance $72,660
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $70,720
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $68,710
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Accommodation and Food Services $52,050
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $58,300
Health Care and Social Assistance $60,440
Educational Services $61,300
Construction $62,630
Wholesale Trade $63,310
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