Salary for Occupational Health and Safety Technicians

Also known as:  CHST, Construction Health and Safety Technician, Environmental Health Technologist, Ergonomics Technician, Occupational Health and Safety Technician, Occupational Health and Safety Technologist, Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST)

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Occupational health and safety technicians strive to make the workplace safer by providing appropriate safety supplies and protective gear. They monitor the use of safety equipment, and review order information for this equipment in order to insure compliance with health and safety standards. Additionally, these professionals plan emergency response drills, maintain detailed records as required by law and company policy, and evaluate safety risks to workers. Some college is required for this position.

An Occupational Health or Safety Technician can receive a compensation of somewhere between 32000 - 48000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Occupational Health and Safety Technicians can receive an average salary of Forty Eight Thousand Five Hundred dollars each year.

Occupational Health and Safety Technicians are paid at the highest level in Alaska, where they get pay levels, on average, of close to about $66100. People in this category of job are compensated the highest in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they get average pay scales of $62300.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 9.41 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $62,300
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $57,860
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $52,970
Other Services (except Public Administration) $52,550
Construction $50,470
Finance and Insurance $49,320
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Transportation and Warehousing $41,600
Health Care and Social Assistance $43,580
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $43,820
Educational Services $44,230
Public Administration $45,820
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $46,160
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