Highest Paying Industries for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Oil and Gas Extraction45.7695170
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences42.4288240
Scientific Research and Development Services42.3188010
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing40.4884200
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers40.2983790
Publishing Industries (except Internet)40.2683730
Insurance Carriers40.1583520
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing40.0183230
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing39.5682290
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services39.4482030
Water Transportation39.1881490
Coal Mining39.1881480
Information39.1381400
Mining38.9881090
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas38.8880880
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing38.7980680
Natural Gas Distribution38.7280540
Telecommunications38.7280530
Engineering Services38.4680000
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing38.4579970
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers38.3279710
Wired Telecommunications Carriers38.3279710
Pipeline Transportation38.2579570
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities38.2279510
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing38.1579360
Finance and Insurance38.179240
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing38.0179070
Utilities37.9778980
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution37.9378890
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing37.9278880
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities37.8478700
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned37.6378270
Federal Executive Branch37.5178030
Management of Companies and Enterprises37.4977980
Communications Equipment Manufacturing37.3877760
Federal government, including the US Postal Service37.3877750
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)37.3777730
Employment Services37.2177390
Waste Treatment and Disposal37.1577270
Basic Chemical Manufacturing37.0977150
Investigation and Security Services37.0777110
Chemical Manufacturing37.0176980
Mining (except Oil and Gas)36.9776910
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil36.9176760
Office Administrative Services36.7376410
Specialty hospitals, State government owned36.7476410
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services36.6976320
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages36.5676050
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services36.4575810
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors36.475720
Rail Transportation36.475720
Beverage Manufacturing36.2575400
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services36.2575400
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing36.0374930
Administrative and Support Services35.9974860
Metal Ore Mining35.9574770
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned35.9474760
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing35.9374740
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)35.974660
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned35.974660
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing35.8674590
Water, Sewage and Other Systems35.7574350
Textile Product Mills35.774250
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing35.6474120
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing35.5974040
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services35.5673950
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing35.573840
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services35.3973620
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing35.3773580
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing35.3373480
Landscaping Services35.373410
Miscellaneous Manufacturing35.2473290
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing35.2173240
Forging and Stamping35.1373070
Support Activities for Mining35.0472890
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing34.9672710
Waste Management and Remediation Services34.8172400
All industries, private ownership only34.7772310
Waste Collection34.7772310
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills34.6972160
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance34.6272020
Postal Service (federal government)34.6272000
Repair and Maintenance34.6171980
Manufacturing34.5271790
Outpatient Care Centers34.4171580
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing34.3771500
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing34.3571460
Hospitals, Privately owned34.3571460
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services34.3471420
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods34.2771280
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing34.2371190
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing34.2271170
Building Finishing Contractors34.2171160
Machinery Manufacturing34.1971100
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned34.1471020
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers34.0770870
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing34.0570820
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers33.9870680
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing33.970520
All industries33.8870470
Paper Manufacturing33.8470390
Real Estate33.7870260
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying33.7670220
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned33.7670210
Educational Services, Privately owned33.7570200
Masonry Contractors33.6569980
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing33.6369950
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction33.6169920
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers33.4869630
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities33.4469550
Utility System Construction33.3969450
Services to Buildings and Dwellings33.369270
Freight Transportation Arrangement33.2869220
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing33.1768990
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction33.1468940
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing33.1468930
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing33.168850
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers33.0268680
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing33.0168660
Rental and Leasing Services3368630
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers32.9968620
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction32.9868610
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing32.9768580
Wholesale Trade32.9668550
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing32.7268060
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing32.768010
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing32.5867770
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers32.5767750
Air Transportation32.5767750
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)32.5367660
Facilities Support Services32.5267630
Dairy Product Manufacturing32.4867560
Federal, State, and Local Government32.4767540
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service32.4767540
Primary Metal Manufacturing32.4667530
Scheduled Air Transportation32.467380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned32.467380
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing32.3867360
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing32.2967160
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)32.2567090
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)32.2367040
Machine Shops32.266980
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations32.1766910
Warehousing and Storage32.1466860
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing32.1366830
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service32.1166780
Support Activities for Transportation32.0866720
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing32.0766700
Rubber Product Manufacturing32.0266600
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing32.0166580
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction3266560
Retail Trade31.9866510
Computer Systems Design and Related Services31.9666470
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)31.9566460
Hospitals, State government owned31.9466440
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing31.9266390
Roofing Contractors31.966340
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing31.8466230
Foundries31.8466230
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing31.8466220
Plastics Product Manufacturing31.866130
Social Advocacy Organizations31.7766090
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services31.7666060
Other Insurance Related Activities31.7666050
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)31.7466030
Construction31.6865900
Offices of Physicians31.6665860
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing31.6565830
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors31.6265770
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing31.5965710
Nonresidential Building Construction31.5465590
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned31.565520
Drywall and Insulation Contractors31.4765460
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel31.4665430
Educational Services, State government owned31.4665430
Charter Bus Industry31.4565420
Construction of Buildings31.4465400
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)31.4365380
Ship and Boat Building31.465310
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing31.3965300
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations31.3865270
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors31.2364950
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods31.0964670
Support Activities for Air Transportation31.0964660
Ambulatory Health Care Services31.0564580
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers31.0464550
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)31.0364540
Specialty Trade Contractors31.0164500
Transportation and Warehousing30.9564370
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing30.9164300
Grain and Oilseed Milling30.8964250
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing30.7964030
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned30.7764000
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing30.6963830
Building Equipment Contractors30.6763800
Other Food Manufacturing30.6763790
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations30.6663770
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services30.5963620
Wood Product Manufacturing30.5863600
Offices of Other Health Practitioners30.4263280
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals30.4263270
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services30.3963220
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors30.3863180
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing30.3563120
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers30.3163050
Food Manufacturing30.3163040
Home Health Care Services30.3163040
Other Building Equipment Contractors30.2162840
Animal Slaughtering and Processing30.2162840
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing30.1962800
Junior colleges, State government owned30.0462490
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors30.0362460
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)30.0362450
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing30.0162430
Junior colleges, Local government owned29.9862370
Other Specialty Trade Contractors29.9362260
Other Support Services29.9362260
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers29.8162010
Fabric Mills29.7261830
Local government, including schools and hospitals29.6661700
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing29.661560
State government, including schools and hospitals29.3661070
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation29.260730
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting29.1960720
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry29.1960720
Printing and Related Support Activities29.0560420
Textile Mills2960330
Residential Building Construction28.8960080
Support Activities for Crop Production28.8760040
Testing Laboratories28.7759850
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals28.7559810
Animal Food Manufacturing28.7259740
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories28.5559380
Educational Services, Local government owned28.4959250
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities28.3358930
Casino Hotels28.2158670
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)28.1358520
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing28.0858400
General Freight Trucking28.0758380
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)27.9858200
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing27.9158050
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services27.8657940
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities27.8157850
Other Wood Product Manufacturing27.6957590
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned27.6757560
Truck Transportation27.657400
Vocational Rehabilitation Services27.5857360
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing27.0156190
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned26.9756100
Specialized Freight Trucking25.5753190
Accommodation and Food Services25.4352900
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation25.452840
School and Employee Bus Transportation24.4750900
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries24.3550660
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions24.3450630
Accommodation24.2250370
Traveler Accommodation24.2250370
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers24.2150350
Building Material and Supplies Dealers24.2150350
Social Assistance21.444510

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