Highest Paying Industries for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Oil and Gas Extraction43.7591000
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences40.6584560
Scientific Research and Development Services40.5884400
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing40.4884200
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services39.4482030
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing39.3481830
Natural Gas Distribution38.7180510
Telecommunications38.5280120
Publishing Industries (except Internet)38.580080
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing38.3679800
Wired Telecommunications Carriers38.1179270
Information38.0279090
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing37.8478720
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers37.878620
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing37.7178440
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers37.4977990
Insurance Carriers37.4677910
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing37.1977350
Utilities37.1877330
Federal Executive Branch37.1777310
Investigation and Security Services37.0977140
Federal government, including the US Postal Service37.0577070
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution37.0477050
Engineering Services36.9776900
Basic Chemical Manufacturing36.8176570
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil36.876540
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services36.7276380
Waste Treatment and Disposal36.776330
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned36.6976320
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities36.6676250
Pipeline Transportation36.5876080
Chemical Manufacturing36.3175520
Water Transportation36.375500
Finance and Insurance36.2275330
Mining35.9974850
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas35.9774810
Management of Companies and Enterprises35.8774600
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing35.8474540
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages35.7474340
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)35.5173860
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)35.3573530
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned35.3573530
Coal Mining35.2873370
Rail Transportation35.0972990
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers35.0872970
Landscaping Services34.9172610
Water, Sewage and Other Systems34.8472470
Waste Collection34.7772310
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing34.772170
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services34.6872130
Postal Service (federal government)34.6272000
Beverage Manufacturing34.5971940
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing34.5771910
Office Administrative Services34.5771900
Communications Equipment Manufacturing34.5671890
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing34.5571860
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing34.5271790
Mining (except Oil and Gas)34.4871720
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors34.3871500
Waste Management and Remediation Services34.2271180
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities34.1971120
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers34.1871100
Metal Ore Mining34.0870900
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers34.0770870
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing34.0370780
Employment Services3470710
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services33.9670640
Miscellaneous Manufacturing33.9570620
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing33.8470390
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing33.8470390
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned33.870300
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing33.770100
Masonry Contractors33.6569980
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services33.5469760
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing33.5469750
Other Insurance Related Activities33.3569380
Administrative and Support Services33.1969040
Specialty hospitals, State government owned33.0768780
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying32.9868610
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods32.9968610
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing32.9268460
All industries, private ownership only32.8868380
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers32.8268270
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing32.8168250
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing32.8168240
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing32.7868180
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing32.7668130
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers32.7568110
Manufacturing32.7168040
Nonstore Retailers32.768020
Building Finishing Contractors32.6867960
Support Activities for Mining32.6267850
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services32.4867560
Textile Furnishings Mills32.4767540
Freight Transportation Arrangement32.4467470
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing32.3967380
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing32.3867360
Educational Services, Privately owned32.3767320
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned32.3567290
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing32.3167210
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing32.2767120
All industries32.2567070
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills32.2166990
Outpatient Care Centers32.1566870
Paper Manufacturing32.0366620
Rental and Leasing Services32.0266610
Wholesale Trade31.966350
Machinery Manufacturing31.8866300
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing31.8166170
Computer Systems Design and Related Services31.8166170
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers31.7666060
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing31.7265980
Textile Product Mills31.7165950
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing31.6665850
Air Transportation31.6165760
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers31.5565630
Charter Bus Industry31.4565420
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing31.4365380
Scheduled Air Transportation31.3865270
Primary Metal Manufacturing31.3665230
Federal, State, and Local Government31.3565200
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service31.3565200
Repair and Maintenance31.3165120
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction31.2865060
Hospitals, Privately owned31.1564790
Depository Credit Intermediation31.0764630
Support Activities for Transportation31.0564590
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction31.0464560
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing31.0364530
Accommodation30.9964460
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses30.9864440
Real Estate30.964270
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance30.8964260
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service30.964260
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel30.8964250
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities30.8964250
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing30.8764210
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing30.8564180
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned30.8664180
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services30.8464140
Nonresidential Building Construction30.864060
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing30.7864030
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing30.763870
Activities Related to Real Estate30.6963840
Construction of Buildings30.6863820
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned30.6663770
Drywall and Insulation Contractors30.6563750
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing30.5963630
Facilities Support Services30.5963620
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction30.5663560
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing30.5363500
Plastics Product Manufacturing30.5263480
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing30.4963420
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing30.4963410
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing30.4863390
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing30.4663370
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers30.4263280
Accommodation and Food Services30.3963210
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned30.3863190
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors30.3763170
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers30.3163050
Rubber Product Manufacturing30.3163040
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services30.2963000
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing30.2462890
Social Advocacy Organizations30.2362880
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)30.2362870
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing30.2162840
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers30.2162830
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)30.2162830
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing30.262820
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing30.262810
Hospitals, State government owned30.1962780
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods30.1762750
Specialty Trade Contractors30.1462700
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors30.1462690
Construction30.1262660
Foundries30.1262650
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services30.162610
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors29.9962380
Roofing Contractors29.9162200
Transportation and Warehousing29.962180
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)29.8862160
Other Specialty Trade Contractors29.8462070
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)29.8462070
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing29.8362060
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations29.8162000
Support Activities for Air Transportation29.7961960
Building Equipment Contractors29.7861940
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)29.7561870
Wood Product Manufacturing29.761770
Other Food Manufacturing29.6961760
Testing Laboratories29.6161590
Forging and Stamping29.661560
Services to Buildings and Dwellings29.5861520
Retail Trade29.5561470
Ambulatory Health Care Services29.5461450
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations29.5161390
Junior colleges, Local government owned29.4961350
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors29.4461230
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)29.4361220
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)29.461150
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction29.3961140
Grain and Oilseed Milling29.3761100
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)29.3361010
Fabric Mills29.3160960
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations29.2560840
Educational Services, State government owned29.2360800
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned29.2360800
Junior colleges, State government owned29.1560630
Offices of Physicians29.1560630
Ship and Boat Building29.1460610
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing29.1160540
Utility System Construction28.8960100
Other Building Equipment Contractors28.8860060
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation28.7859850
Printing and Related Support Activities28.7659810
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing28.7359760
Machine Shops28.7259730
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals28.759690
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services28.6659620
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing28.5259330
State government, including schools and hospitals28.5259310
Casino Hotels28.4659190
Home Health Care Services28.3458940
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists28.3258910
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals28.2458730
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing28.2358720
Local government, including schools and hospitals28.1658580
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories28.1658570
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers28.1358500
Other Support Services28.1158470
Residential Building Construction28.0758380
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing28.0358310
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing28.0358300
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services28.0258280
Warehousing and Storage27.9958220
Offices of Other Health Practitioners27.8958010
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)27.8757960
Textile Mills27.8557940
Educational Services, Local government owned27.3756940
Food Manufacturing27.3356850
Other Wood Product Manufacturing27.356780
General Freight Trucking27.2156600
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities27.0956350
Animal Slaughtering and Processing2756160
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing26.9656090
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting26.9456030
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry26.9456030
Truck Transportation26.8855910
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)26.8655870
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing26.7655650
Support Activities for Crop Production26.7355590
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing26.6755480
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)26.5955310
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing26.5555220
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned26.5255160
Animal Food Manufacturing26.4955090
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned26.4455000
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing26.254490
Dairy Product Manufacturing26.1954480
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities26.1754430
Vocational Rehabilitation Services25.853660
Miscellaneous Store Retailers25.7153480
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation25.6153270
Specialized Freight Trucking25.553030
Traveler Accommodation24.9951980
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries24.9351850
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities24.6851330
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions24.3450630
Individual and Family Services24.2850510
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers24.2150350
Building Material and Supplies Dealers24.2150350
School and Employee Bus Transportation23.8149520
Social Assistance21.0443760
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries17.0635490

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