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

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

OHS Technicians

OHS Technicians collect data on work environments for analysis by occupational health and safety specialists. Implement and conduct evaluation of programs designed to limit chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic risks to workers.

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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
$57870 per year
Hourly wage
$28 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$33,330 to $41,600 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$16 to $20 per hour

Entry-level Occupational Health and Safety Technicians with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $33,330 to $41,600 per year or $16 to $20 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 Technicians 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%) $43 $89,780
Senior (Top 25%) $34 $71,320
Middle (Mid 50%) $26 $53,340
Junior (Bottom 25%) $20 $41,600
No experience (Bottom 10%) $16 $33,330

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
MA $38 $79,420
WA $36 $75,020
MD $35 $72,900
WV $35 $72,120
AK $34 $70,810
GA $33 $69,090
OR $33 $68,210
CO $32 $67,310
TN $32 $67,050
RI $32 $67,040

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

According to BLS, the highest paid OHS Technicians are in the states of MA, WA, MD, WV and AK.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Waste Treatment and Disposal $83620 $40.20
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services $82290 $39.56
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $78610 $37.80
Rental and Leasing Services $77530 $37.28
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction $76840 $36.94
Communications Equipment Manufacturing $74580 $35.86
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing $73490 $35.33
Scientific Research and Development Services $70620 $33.95
Metal Ore Mining $69390 $33.36
Nonferrous Metal Production and Processing $67620 $32.51
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $67590 $32.50
Coal Mining $67240 $32.33
Office Administrative Services $67060 $32.24
Outpatient Care Centers $66320 $31.89
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $65860 $31.66
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $65350 $31.42
Insurance Carriers $65190 $31.34
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction $64670 $31.09
Management of Companies and Enterprises $64590 $31.05
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing $64390 $30.96
Nonresidential Building Construction $63830 $30.69
Chemical Manufacturing $63350 $30.46
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $63160 $30.37
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing $63060 $30.32
Oil and Gas Extraction $62060 $29.84
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $60820 $29.24
Utility System Construction $60790 $29.23
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $60540 $29.11
Building Equipment Contractors $60500 $29.09
Rubber Product Manufacturing $59950 $28.82

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