Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

Review, evaluate, and analyze work environments and design programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors. May conduct inspections and enforce adherence to laws and regulations governing the health and safety of individuals. May be employed in the public or private sector. Includes environmental protection officers.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
65,130 1.3 % $33.88 $70,470 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.60 $25.55 $33.27 $41.14 $48.56
Annual Wage (2) $40,760 $53,130 $69,210 $85,560 $101,000


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 6,860 0.35 $37.51 $78,030
State Government (OES Designation) 6,200 0.28 $28.75 $59,810
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,630 0.11 $30.42 $63,270
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 4,710 0.39 $35.39 $73,620
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,810 0.05 $31.95 $66,460

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 430 0.75 $32.07 $66,700
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing 230 0.64 $35.37 $73,580
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 590 0.64 $37.92 $78,880
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,090 0.57 $45.76 $95,170
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 800 0.55 $37.09 $77,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,090 0.57 $45.76 $95,170
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,220 0.19 $42.31 $88,010
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 30 0.23 $40.48 $84,200
Insurance Carriers 540 0.05 $40.15 $83,520
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 530 0.48 $40.01 $83,230


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 8,030 0.72 1.48 $35.23 $73,270
California 6,020 0.40 0.83 $38.28 $79,630
New York 3,110 0.35 0.73 $34.31 $71,360
Ohio 2,940 0.57 1.17 $34.33 $71,410
Virginia 2,490 0.68 1.41 $31.09 $64,660



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 440 1.57 3.26 $32.90 $68,430
Alaska 450 1.39 2.89 $40.01 $83,220
Montana 490 1.10 2.28 $31.29 $65,080
North Dakota 420 0.96 1.99 $35.86 $74,600
New Mexico 660 0.83 1.73 $35.14 $73,080



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 1,030 0.40 0.84 $41.74 $86,810
District of Columbia 300 0.45 0.92 $41.22 $85,740
Alaska 450 1.39 2.89 $40.01 $83,220
California 6,020 0.40 0.83 $38.28 $79,630
New Jersey 2,070 0.54 1.11 $37.68 $78,380




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,090 1.09 2.26 $40.21 $83,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.36 0.74 $35.77 $74,400
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,410 0.26 0.54 $36.78 $76,490
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.74 1.55 $38.33 $79,730
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 940 0.42 0.87 $34.32 $71,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 910 0.50 1.04 $36.12 $75,130
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 910 0.50 1.03 $32.00 $66,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 880 0.37 0.77 $39.05 $81,220
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 770 0.58 1.20 $37.79 $78,600
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 740 0.20 0.41 $32.13 $66,840



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 500 2.25 4.67 $37.95 $78,950
Casper, WY 100 2.24 4.64 $27.24 $56,650
Odessa, TX 150 2.09 4.34 $30.54 $63,520
Midland, TX 180 2.00 4.15 $34.71 $72,190
Billings, MT 150 1.88 3.91 $35.24 $73,300
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 140 1.78 3.69 $35.98 $74,840
Fairbanks, AK 50 1.50 3.10 $33.54 $69,770
Corpus Christi, TX 270 1.47 3.05 $39.08 $81,280
Olympia, WA 130 1.34 2.79 $32.02 $66,600
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 200 1.29 2.67 $35.44 $73,720