Occupational Health and Safety Technician Salary

occupational-health-safety-technician-salary-chart.jpgOccupational health and safety technicians are responsible for collecting data on workplace environments, which is then used for safety analysis by specialists. These evaluations ensure limits to ergonomic, biological, physical, and chemical risks to building inhabitants.

Salary

These technicians earn on average $50,150 a year. The lowest 10% earns an annual salary of $28,920, while the top 10% earns $75,200. The industries with the highest levels of employment are the local government (1,810 employed); management, scientific, and technical consulting services (860); and support activities for mining (780). The salaries for these three are $47,640, $44,970, and $60,100 respectively.

The top paying industry is residential building construction ($78,180 a year on average). The top three paying states are Colorado ($65,140 average), Alaska ($63,270), and Washington ($62,170).

Job Outlook

The job outlook for occupational health and safety technicians is expected to increase by 11% between 2012 and 2022, or about as fast as average.

Occupational Health and Safety Technician Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $36,270 $53,780 $73,450 $53,870
Alaska $23,000 $68,150 $92,280 $63,270
Arizona $23,790 $44,200 $69,960 $46,170
Arkansas $20,670 $34,970 $70,320 $39,960
California $31,880 $51,020 $84,840 $53,720
Colorado $42,990 $60,050 $90,510 $65,140
Connecticut $33,070 $54,350 $76,290 $54,730
Florida $31,830 $45,870 $70,350 $48,610
Georgia $29,290 $50,120 $74,230 $50,590
Idaho $31,540 $45,600 $63,660 $46,920
Illinois $22,340 $38,690 $70,720 $41,900
Indiana $28,630 $45,860 $74,900 $49,570
Iowa $33,740 $45,850 $63,900 $47,780
Kansas $20,950 $33,840 $66,140 $37,590
Kentucky $27,030 $39,030 $85,890 $47,620
Louisiana $29,810 $46,940 $92,080 $53,890
Maryland $32,440 $49,450 $72,640 $50,570
Massachusetts $40,680 $51,170 $74,660 $53,820
Michigan $31,240 $44,210 $64,400 $45,570
Minnesota $39,240 $52,160 $81,820 $56,430
Mississippi $23,340 $35,460 $66,410 $39,320
Missouri $32,540 $50,300 $87,020 $55,660
Montana $25,810 $36,410 $58,530 $38,940
Nebraska $23,640 $35,920 $62,690 $39,750
Nevada $27,980 $52,750 $73,800 $51,920
New Hampshire $35,810 $52,600 $71,120 $52,370
New Jersey $30,810 $49,590 $71,140 $50,230
New Mexico $33,840 $59,330 $80,340 $61,050
New York $39,170 $52,560 $69,040 $52,800
North Carolina $32,260 $45,650 $66,770 $46,940
North Dakota $31,720 $50,230 $92,940 $56,940
Ohio $29,190 $44,240 $60,740 $44,870
Oklahoma $24,860 $48,750 $85,660 $51,510
Oregon $34,850 $47,320 $83,670 $53,930
Pennsylvania $31,640 $47,240 $71,680 $49,410
Rhode Island $32,640 $48,910 $76,590 $50,870
South Carolina $25,790 $53,110 $93,860 $55,410
South Dakota $20,270 $25,570 $36,850 $27,480
Tennessee $27,430 $45,930 $71,890 $48,210
Texas $27,600 $44,920 $82,540 $50,390
Utah $22,580 $42,750 $57,390 $41,050
Virginia $22,470 $40,630 $70,470 $42,750
Washington $43,110 $62,260 $85,470 $62,170
West Virginia $18,880 $53,310 $86,080 $53,010
Wisconsin $32,220 $45,880 $71,020 $48,770
Wyoming $37,310 $47,130 $73,170 $52,680