Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Salary Survey Reveals Earning Power of OSH Professionals

The results of an expansive 2015 OSH industry safety salary survey conducted by ASSE, BSCP, American Board of Industrial Hygiene, Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals, American Industrial Hygiene Association and Institute of Hazardous Materials Management are available in a new SH&E Industry Salary Survey and Calculator.

According to the survey, the median annual base salary of individuals holding the CSP, CHMM and/or CIH professional certification exceeds $100,000, about $20,000 greater than the median annual base salary of survey respondents who held no certification. The difference in this median annual salary is greater than $30,000 when compared to the median annual salary of the typical occupational health and safety specialist as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The numbers are also positive for certificants holding technician or technologist level certifications as well, with occupational health and safety technologists (OHST) and construction health and safety technicians (CHST) earning about $10,000 and $9,000 more, respectively, than respondents with no certifications.

View additional data and the interactive calculator at the SH&E Industry Safety Salary Survey and Calculator webpage.