Training Requirements for Occupational Health And Safety Specialists

Occupational health and safety specialists need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Occupational health and safety specialists
Percent
Less than High School 1.6
High School 11.2
Some College 13.6
Associates Degree 8.7
Bachelors Degree 36.2
Masters Degree 25.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 3.5

Employment Outlook for Occupational Health And Safety Specialists

This represents about 70,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more occupational health and safety specialists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 16,000 more.

Typical Income for Occupational Health And Safety Specialists

Hourly Income

On average,occupational health and safety specialists make $34.85 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Occupational health and safety specialists $19.86 $26.12 $34.09 $42.33 $50.22
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $15.59 $21.80 $30.49 $43.83 $64.87
Other healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $15.47 $20.39 $28.49 $38.46 $48.26
Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians $18.03 $23.97 $32.13 $40.71 $49.10
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, occupational health and safety specialists make $72,480 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Occupational health and safety specialists $41,320 $54,320 $70,920 $88,050 $104,460
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $32,430 $45,330 $63,420 $91,180 $134,930
Other healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $32,190 $42,420 $59,260 $79,990 $100,380
Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians $37,490 $49,850 $66,820 $84,670 $102,120
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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