Information About Occupational Health And Safety Specialists

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Training

Occupational health and safety specialists need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Occupational health and safety specialists
Training for Occupational Health And Safety Specialists
Percent
Less than High School 1.1
High School 11.9
Some College 16.7
Associates Degree 8.4
Bachelors Degree 39.1
Masters Degree 20.7
Doctorate or Professional Degree 2.1

Employment

Represents about 55,000 people in the United States- 0.7% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 6,000 more occupational health and safety specialists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 24,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, occupational health and safety specialists make $32.37 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Occupational health and safety specialists $19.10 $24.30 $31.80 $39.60 $46.10
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $14.60 $20.30 $28.60 $40.00 $59.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, occupational health and safety specialists make $67,340 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Occupational health and safety specialists $39,770 $50,710 $66,270 $82,560 $96,030
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $30,500 $42,330 $59,570 $83,330 $124,550
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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