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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2023

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)
122,300 1.9 % $ 41.14 $ 85,570 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 23.82 $ 30.11 $ 39.01 $ 49.37 $ 61.56
Annual Wage (2) $ 49,550 $ 62,630 $ 81,140 $ 102,690 $ 128,040


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 10,850 0.59 $ 43.95 $ 91,420
Local Government, excluding Schools and Hospitals (OEWS Designation) 7,590 0.14 $ 37.86 $ 78,760
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding State and Local Government Schools and Hospitals and the U.S. Postal Service (OEWS Designation) 7,430 0.35 $ 45.70 $ 95,060
State Government, excluding Schools and Hospitals (OEWS Designation) 6,000 0.28 $ 34.34 $ 71,420
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,700 0.17 $ 45.73 $ 95,120

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)
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,120 1.03 $ 58.47 $ 121,620
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 90 0.75 $ 62.60 $ 130,200
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 750 0.69 $ 54.35 $ 113,050
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 2,370 0.65 $ 47.33 $ 98,450
Other Pipeline Transportation 50 0.63 $ 48.66 $ 101,210

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 90 0.75 $ 62.60 $ 130,200
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,120 1.03 $ 58.47 $ 121,620
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,760 0.19 $ 55.77 $ 115,990
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 750 0.69 $ 54.35 $ 113,050
Support Activities for Water Transportation 210 0.22 $ 53.60 $ 111,480


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 2023


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 16,730 1.23 1.53 $ 38.32 $ 79,700
California 14,400 0.80 1.00 $ 50.74 $ 105,530
Florida 6,400 0.67 0.83 $ 35.14 $ 73,090
Ohio 5,980 1.09 1.36 $ 38.38 $ 79,830
New York 5,330 0.57 0.70 $ 43.43 $ 90,340


Map of location quotient of occupational health and safety specialists by state, May 2023


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 1.76 2.18 $ 43.49 $ 90,460
Montana 630 1.26 1.56 $ 38.01 $ 79,060
Texas 16,730 1.23 1.53 $ 38.32 $ 79,700
West Virginia 840 1.22 1.51 $ 39.18 $ 81,490
North Dakota 490 1.17 1.45 $ 43.46 $ 90,390


Map of annual mean wages of occupational health and safety specialists by state, May 2023


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 240 0.34 0.43 $ 51.78 $ 107,700
California 14,400 0.80 1.00 $ 50.74 $ 105,530
Colorado 2,970 1.05 1.30 $ 47.86 $ 99,560
Rhode Island 200 0.42 0.52 $ 47.80 $ 99,430
Massachusetts 2,570 0.71 0.88 $ 46.06 $ 95,790



Map of employment of occupational health and safety specialists by area, May 2023


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 5,940 0.96 1.19 $ 54.72 $ 113,820
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,530 1.74 2.16 $ 40.16 $ 83,530
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,480 0.47 0.59 $ 45.35 $ 94,320
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,840 0.97 1.20 $ 38.22 $ 79,500
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,180 0.95 1.18 $ 40.03 $ 83,260
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,080 0.75 0.94 $ 47.29 $ 98,370
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,940 0.68 0.85 $ 42.65 $ 88,710
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,850 0.89 1.10 $ 47.07 $ 97,910
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,820 1.15 1.42 $ 49.88 $ 103,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,780 0.57 0.71 $ 45.83 $ 95,330


Map of location quotient of occupational health and safety specialists by area, May 2023


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 510 4.43 5.50 $ 44.20 $ 91,940
Trenton, NJ 670 2.79 3.46 $ 42.33 $ 88,050
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 390 2.51 3.12 $ 40.42 $ 84,080
Odessa, TX 190 2.50 3.10 $ 39.34 $ 81,830
Casper, WY 90 2.30 2.85 $ 43.83 $ 91,160
Kennewick-Richland, WA 270 2.19 2.71 $ 56.77 $ 118,090
Midland, MI 70 2.02 2.50 $ 39.24 $ 81,630
Corpus Christi, TX 360 1.93 2.40 $ 37.49 $ 77,970
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 150 1.92 2.39 $ 42.19 $ 87,760
Morgantown, WV 120 1.89 2.35 $ 38.73 $ 80,550