Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians

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2019 Workforce
76.4k
Average Age
44.3
Average Salary
$70,070
Average Male Salary
$73,079
Average Female Salary
$63,485

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 $70,070 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians by wage are Property, real estate, & community association managers, Police officers, and School psychologists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians are .

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 false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$70,070
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,141

In 2019, Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians earned an average of $70,070, $14,546 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Property, real estate, & community association managers make somewhat more than Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians while School psychologists 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

0.308
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.308, 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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians, by number of employees, are Administration of human resource programs, Construction, and Administration of environmental quality & housing programs.

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Industries by Share

76.4k
2019 Workforce
± 6,786
12.6%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 11.5%

The number of people employed as Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians has been growing at a rate of 12.6%, from 67,883 people in 2018 to 76,430 people in 2019.

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  9.31%, followed by Construction with 7.29% and Administration of environmental quality & housing programs with 4.81%.

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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 45 and of female Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians is 42.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

52.5k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,622
24k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,801

68.6% of Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

72% of Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.74% of Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians, White (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 Gender

45
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.47
42.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.97

The median age of Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians is 44.3, and Male employees are generally 2.2 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 Biology 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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