Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
72.4k
Average Age
42.9
Average Salary
$68,795
Average Male Salary
$73,871
Average Female Salary
$59,004

About

Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians are most often employed by the Administration of human resource programs industry. The average yearly wage for Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians was $68,795 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians by wage are Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers, Millwrights, and Compensation, benefits, & job analysis specialists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians are Nueces County (Central)Corpus Christi City (South Central) PUMA, TX, Guadalupe County PUMA, TX, and Nueces County (Central)Corpus Christi City (North Central) PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians are Nueces County (Central)Corpus Christi City (South Central) PUMA, TX, Nueces County (Central)Corpus Christi City (North Central) PUMA, TX, and Guadalupe County PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Administration of human resource programs is the industry that employs the most Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians, by average wage, is Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing. Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians are paid most in Ellis County PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Nueces County (Central)Corpus Christi City (South Central) PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$68,795
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,541

In 2020, Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians earned an average of $68,795, $12,841 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers make somewhat more than Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians while Millwrights make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.34
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.34, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians, by average wage, are Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing, Pipeline transportation, and Not specified food industries, manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

72.4k
2020 Workforce
± 6,606
7.95%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 12.2%

The number of people employed as Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians has been growing at a rate of 7.95%, from 67,094 people in 2019 to 72,430 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians employed by various industries. Administration of human resource programs employs the largest share of Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians at  9.73%, followed by Construction with 6.56% and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 6.44%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians in the US. The average age of male Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians in the workforce is 43.9 and of female Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians is 41, and the most common race/ethnicity for Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

47.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,361
24.7k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,861

65.9% of Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

69.2% of Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.5% of Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians.

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Age by Sex

43.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.5
41
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.03

The median age of Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians is 42.9, and Male employees are generally 2.93 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians is Health but a relatively high number of Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

Majors

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