How Much Do OHS Specialists Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

OHS Specialists

OHS 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. Includes environmental protection officers.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$78110 per year
Hourly wage
$38 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$44,710 to $58,820 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$21 to $28 per hour

Entry-level Occupational Health and Safety Specialists with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $44,710 to $58,820 per year or $21 to $28 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Occupational Health and Safety Specialists to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $54 $112,850
Senior (Top 25%) $46 $95,190
Middle (Mid 50%) $37 $76,340
Junior (Bottom 25%) $28 $58,820
No experience (Bottom 10%) $21 $44,710

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
RI $46 $95,960
DC $46 $95,410
CA $45 $93,900
MA $43 $89,290
CT $42 $86,590
NJ $41 $85,920
CO $41 $85,550
AK $41 $85,330
ND $41 $84,580
WA $41 $84,410

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Occupational Health and Safety Specialist is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like RI doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at RI might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid OHS Specialists are in the states of RI, DC, CA, MA and CT.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Scientific Research and Development Services $97490 $46.87
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $97380 $46.82
Oil and Gas Extraction $94300 $45.34
Natural Gas Distribution $94250 $45.31
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $93060 $44.74
Technical and Trade Schools $93060 $44.74
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $92960 $44.69
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing $92170 $44.31
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $91960 $44.21
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil $90730 $43.62
Telecommunications $90520 $43.52
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $90060 $43.30
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation $89400 $42.98
Other Pipeline Transportation $89090 $42.83
Federal Executive Branch $88380 $42.49
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing $87430 $42.04
Coal Mining $87320 $41.98
Chemical Manufacturing $87080 $41.87
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas $86540 $41.61
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing $86380 $41.53
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $86270 $41.48
Management of Companies and Enterprises $86180 $41.43
Office Administrative Services $85970 $41.33
Communications Equipment Manufacturing $85880 $41.29
Insurance Carriers $85320 $41.02
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $84910 $40.82
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing $84640 $40.69
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $84030 $40.40
Rail Transportation $83970 $40.37
Scheduled Air Transportation $83510 $40.15

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