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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
95,960 1.0 % $ 37.55 $ 78,110 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 21.49 $ 28.28 $ 36.70 $ 45.76 $ 54.25
Annual Wage (2) $ 44,710 $ 58,820 $ 76,340 $ 95,190 $ 112,850


Industry profile for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists: Top

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 7,450 0.49 $ 37.38 $ 77,760
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 7,130 0.34 $ 42.49 $ 88,380
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 6,730 0.12 $ 33.23 $ 69,130
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 6,480 0.29 $ 31.56 $ 65,650
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,420 0.18 $ 41.43 $ 86,180

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 120 0.96 $ 43.62 $ 90,730
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 260 0.86 $ 41.61 $ 86,540
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 840 0.77 $ 46.82 $ 97,380
Waste Treatment and Disposal 650 0.66 $ 37.60 $ 78,210
Metal Ore Mining 260 0.64 $ 37.37 $ 77,730

Top paying industries for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,530 0.20 $ 46.87 $ 97,490
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 840 0.77 $ 46.82 $ 97,380
Oil and Gas Extraction 750 0.60 $ 45.34 $ 94,300
Natural Gas Distribution 360 0.33 $ 45.31 $ 94,250
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 200 0.01 $ 44.74 $ 93,060


Geographic profile for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists: Top

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.





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 14,140 1.17 1.69 $ 37.09 $ 77,140
California 8,180 0.50 0.72 $ 45.15 $ 93,900
Ohio 4,720 0.92 1.33 $ 37.55 $ 78,090
Pennsylvania 4,660 0.84 1.22 $ 35.99 $ 74,860
New York 4,050 0.47 0.67 $ 37.65 $ 78,310




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 400 1.53 2.21 $ 40.47 $ 84,180
New Mexico 1,170 1.49 2.17 $ 37.00 $ 76,950
North Dakota 550 1.37 1.99 $ 40.66 $ 84,580
Alaska 410 1.37 1.98 $ 41.03 $ 85,330
Montana 610 1.33 1.93 $ 34.41 $ 71,570




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)
Rhode Island 130 0.29 0.42 $ 46.13 $ 95,960
District of Columbia 360 0.52 0.75 $ 45.87 $ 95,410
California 8,180 0.50 0.72 $ 45.15 $ 93,900
Massachusetts 1,850 0.55 0.80 $ 42.93 $ 89,290
Connecticut 820 0.53 0.77 $ 41.63 $ 86,590





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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,650 1.57 2.27 $ 41.07 $ 85,420
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,750 0.42 0.61 $ 39.89 $ 82,970
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,080 0.86 1.25 $ 35.88 $ 74,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,350 0.40 0.59 $ 45.13 $ 93,870
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,180 0.81 1.17 $ 37.83 $ 78,690
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,690 0.39 0.56 $ 38.61 $ 80,320
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,670 0.85 1.24 $ 40.74 $ 84,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,610 0.53 0.77 $ 42.69 $ 88,790
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,550 0.59 0.86 $ 44.94 $ 93,470
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,480 1.02 1.47 $ 42.45 $ 88,300




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 480 4.82 6.98 $ 35.12 $ 73,050
Trenton, NJ 660 2.87 4.17 $ 42.68 $ 88,770
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 430 2.81 4.07 $ 37.95 $ 78,930
Corpus Christi, TX 400 2.20 3.19 $ 35.18 $ 73,180
Odessa, TX 160 2.15 3.12 $ 34.52 $ 71,800
Lake Charles, LA 220 2.15 3.11 $ 36.73 $ 76,400
Casper, WY 80 2.14 3.11 $ 39.13 $ 81,390
Jefferson City, MO 150 2.05 2.97 $ 29.71 $ 61,810
Portsmouth, NH-ME 180 2.03 2.94 $ 39.16 $ 81,450
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 170 2.00 2.90 $ 42.76 $ 88,940