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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

19-5012 Occupational Health and Safety 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.


National estimates for Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
Industry profile for Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
Geographic profile for Occupational Health and Safety Technicians

National estimates for Occupational Health and Safety Technicians:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Occupational Health and Safety Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
21,750 7.0 % $ 27.67 $ 57,560 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Occupational Health and Safety Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.58 $ 18.67 $ 24.58 $ 35.51 $ 43.88
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,330 $ 38,840 $ 51,120 $ 73,860 $ 91,260


Industry profile for Occupational Health and Safety Technicians:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Occupational Health and Safety Technicians are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Occupational Health and Safety Technicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Occupational Health and Safety Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,830 0.25 $ 23.65 $ 49,190
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,180 0.02 $ 28.75 $ 59,800
Truck Transportation 940 0.06 $ 22.64 $ 47,090
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 840 0.03 $ 27.53 $ 57,270
Management of Companies and Enterprises 830 0.03 $ 32.61 $ 67,830

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Occupational Health and Safety Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Waste Treatment and Disposal 410 0.41 $ 37.63 $ 78,260
Coal Mining 120 0.33 $ 31.26 $ 65,020
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,830 0.25 $ 23.65 $ 49,190
Support Activities for Mining 430 0.20 $ 26.67 $ 55,470
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 110 0.14 $ 30.51 $ 63,470

Top paying industries for Occupational Health and Safety Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 160 0.04 $ 45.26 $ 94,150
Natural Gas Distribution 50 0.04 $ 43.62 $ 90,740
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds (8) (8) $ 40.38 $ 83,990
Scientific Research and Development Services 280 0.04 $ 39.45 $ 82,060
Waste Treatment and Disposal 410 0.41 $ 37.63 $ 78,260


Geographic profile for Occupational Health and Safety Technicians:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Occupational Health and Safety Technicians are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Occupational Health and Safety Technicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of occupational health and safety technicians by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Occupational Health and Safety Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 4,020 0.33 2.13 $ 23.17 $ 48,200
California 2,710 0.16 1.06 $ 28.23 $ 58,710
Indiana 1,020 0.34 2.21 $ 31.05 $ 64,590
New York 900 0.10 0.68 $ 29.09 $ 60,510
Wisconsin 770 0.28 1.80 $ 28.94 $ 60,190


Map of location quotient of occupational health and safety technicians by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Occupational Health and Safety Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 730 0.41 2.64 $ 21.04 $ 43,770
Alaska 110 0.36 2.36 $ 36.29 $ 75,480
Indiana 1,020 0.34 2.21 $ 31.05 $ 64,590
Mississippi 360 0.33 2.13 $ 29.06 $ 60,440
Texas 4,020 0.33 2.13 $ 23.17 $ 48,200


Map of annual mean wages of occupational health and safety technicians by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Occupational Health and Safety Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont (8) (8) (8) $ 44.24 $ 92,020
Washington 460 0.14 0.93 $ 37.27 $ 77,520
Alaska 110 0.36 2.36 $ 36.29 $ 75,480
Colorado 490 0.19 1.21 $ 34.73 $ 72,240
Massachusetts 300 0.09 0.58 $ 34.13 $ 70,990



Map of employment of occupational health and safety technicians by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Occupational Health and Safety Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,230 0.34 2.21 $ 21.74 $ 45,210
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,000 0.12 0.75 $ 32.02 $ 66,600
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 890 0.31 1.98 $ 29.85 $ 62,090
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 630 0.28 1.81 $ 32.00 $ 66,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 610 0.11 0.69 $ 27.92 $ 58,080
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 600 0.14 0.92 $ 34.21 $ 71,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 480 0.19 1.21 $ 33.77 $ 70,240
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 360 0.26 1.68 $ 25.96 $ 53,990
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 310 0.31 2.02 $ 20.27 $ 42,160
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 300 0.21 1.35 $ 36.44 $ 75,800


Map of location quotient of occupational health and safety technicians by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Occupational Health and Safety Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Midland, TX 90 0.96 6.21 $ 28.57 $ 59,430
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 130 0.92 5.94 $ 22.30 $ 46,390
Columbus, IN 40 0.88 5.73 $ 29.67 $ 61,710
Lake Charles, LA 70 0.81 5.23 $ 21.80 $ 45,340
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 70 0.80 5.16 $ 24.92 $ 51,840
Odessa, TX 40 0.63 4.07 $ 23.01 $ 47,850
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 40 0.53 3.46 $ 23.70 $ 49,290
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 140 0.53 3.44 $ 16.12 $ 33,530
Evansville, IN-KY 80 0.53 3.41 $ 37.44 $ 77,880
Corpus Christi, TX 90 0.50 3.26 $ 19.42 $ 40,400


Map of annual mean wages of occupational health and safety technicians by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Occupational Health and Safety Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Evansville, IN-KY 80 0.53 3.41 $ 37.44 $ 77,880
Anchorage, AK 50 0.32 2.05 $ 37.35 $ 77,690
Oklahoma City, OK 40 0.06 0.41 $ 37.07 $ 77,100
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 240 0.09 0.60 $ 36.74 $ 76,420
Boulder, CO 30 0.17 1.09 $ 36.61 $ 76,140
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 300 0.21 1.35 $ 36.44 $ 75,800
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 30 0.12 0.80 $ 36.19 $ 75,270
Appleton, WI 30 0.27 1.77 $ 35.70 $ 74,260
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 130 0.07 0.45 $ 35.35 $ 73,530
Jackson, MS 60 0.23 1.50 $ 34.55 $ 71,850

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Occupational Health and Safety Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.37 2.41 $ 22.34 $ 46,470
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.44 2.86 $ 24.78 $ 51,550
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.33 2.13 $ 25.43 $ 52,890
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.47 3.07 $ 31.49 $ 65,500
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.39 2.54 $ 30.17 $ 62,760

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Occupational Health and Safety Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.61 3.93 $ 20.04 $ 41,680
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.53 3.41 $ 23.82 $ 49,550
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.47 3.07 $ 31.49 $ 65,500
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 3.03 $ 28.24 $ 58,730
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.44 2.86 $ 24.78 $ 51,550

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Occupational Health and Safety Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.95 $ 36.82 $ 76,590
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 2.29 $ 36.76 $ 76,460
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.47 3.07 $ 31.49 $ 65,500
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.45 $ 31.04 $ 64,550
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.39 2.54 $ 30.17 $ 62,760


About May 2021 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022