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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

19-5011 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.


National estimates for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
Industry profile for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
Geographic profile for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

National estimates for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
106,340 2.3 % $ 37.86 $ 78,740 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 21.17 $ 28.60 $ 37.29 $ 47.43 $ 56.98
Annual Wage (2) $ 44,040 $ 59,490 $ 77,560 $ 98,650 $ 118,510


Industry profile for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Occupational Health and Safety Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 10,210 0.66 $ 31.60 $ 65,720
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 7,770 0.14 $ 35.32 $ 73,470
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 7,220 0.34 $ 42.91 $ 89,260
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 6,520 0.30 $ 32.16 $ 66,880
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,540 0.18 $ 44.50 $ 92,560

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Occupational Health and Safety Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 160 1.38 $ 59.91 $ 124,620
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 380 1.27 $ 43.88 $ 91,270
Other Pipeline Transportation 100 1.20 $ 46.86 $ 97,470
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,200 1.13 $ 52.32 $ 108,820
Support Activities for Mining 1,690 0.80 $ 39.40 $ 81,950

Top paying industries for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 160 1.38 $ 59.91 $ 124,620
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 290 0.01 $ 52.41 $ 109,020
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,200 1.13 $ 52.32 $ 108,820
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 760 0.73 $ 50.18 $ 104,370
Natural Gas Distribution 460 0.42 $ 49.87 $ 103,720


Geographic profile for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists:

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



Map of employment of occupational health and safety specialists by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Occupational Health and Safety Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 16,070 1.31 1.74 $ 36.78 $ 76,510
California 12,850 0.78 1.03 $ 38.18 $ 79,410
Ohio 5,300 1.02 1.35 $ 38.01 $ 79,060
Pennsylvania 4,300 0.77 1.02 $ 36.22 $ 75,330
New York 4,180 0.48 0.64 $ 40.54 $ 84,330


Map of location quotient of occupational health and safety specialists by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Occupational Health and Safety Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 480 1.82 2.42 $ 39.57 $ 82,300
North Dakota 570 1.43 1.90 $ 40.41 $ 84,040
New Mexico 1,050 1.36 1.80 $ 39.64 $ 82,460
Hawaii 720 1.32 1.74 $ 35.88 $ 74,620
Texas 16,070 1.31 1.74 $ 36.78 $ 76,510


Map of annual mean wages of occupational health and safety specialists by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 310 0.47 0.62 $ 45.32 $ 94,260
Washington 2,820 0.88 1.17 $ 45.08 $ 93,770
Rhode Island 170 0.37 0.49 $ 44.26 $ 92,060
Colorado 2,820 1.07 1.42 $ 44.21 $ 91,950
Alaska 340 1.13 1.50 $ 43.95 $ 91,420



Map of employment of occupational health and safety specialists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Occupational Health and Safety Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,060 1.06 1.40 $ 30.86 $ 64,190
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,160 1.78 2.36 $ 39.25 $ 81,640
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,800 0.44 0.58 $ 43.20 $ 89,850
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,670 1.02 1.36 $ 36.59 $ 76,100
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,010 0.76 1.01 $ 40.41 $ 84,060
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,670 1.14 1.51 $ 46.42 $ 96,560
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,610 0.76 1.01 $ 36.27 $ 75,450
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,600 0.62 0.82 $ 44.84 $ 93,270
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,560 0.81 1.08 $ 46.52 $ 96,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,550 0.53 0.70 $ 43.40 $ 90,270


Map of location quotient of occupational health and safety specialists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Occupational Health and Safety Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Midland, TX 440 4.63 6.13 $ 41.20 $ 85,690
Trenton, NJ 610 2.68 3.55 $ 44.77 $ 93,120
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 380 2.59 3.43 $ 36.39 $ 75,700
Odessa, TX 160 2.46 3.25 $ 35.94 $ 74,750
Casper, WY 80 2.28 3.02 $ 40.12 $ 83,440
Corpus Christi, TX 390 2.24 2.97 $ 34.34 $ 71,420
Midland, MI 70 1.95 2.59 $ 39.82 $ 82,820
Kennewick-Richland, WA 230 1.95 2.58 $ 53.82 $ 111,950
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 170 1.94 2.57 $ 43.44 $ 90,340
Lake Charles, LA 170 1.84 2.44 $ 41.18 $ 85,650