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Salary Survey 2018

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The results of Safety+Health’s 2018 Salary Survey are in.

S+H heard from 1,059 occupational safety and health professionals, who shared information on topics such as education, experience and raises.

Once again, the typical respondent is a man in his 50s, holds the job title of manager, and earns between $100,000 and $125,999.

Other information about the respondents:

  • 27.8 percent have worked in the safety and health field for more than 20 years.
  • 45 percent have worked for their current employer for four years or less.
  • Respondents worked mainly in manufacturing (32.7 percent), construction (22.7 percent) and public administration/government (10.9 percent). Rounding out the top five were services and education (10 percent) and utilities (5.8 percent).
  • Most respondents (42.3 percent) have a four-year college degree, and 28.1 percent have attended some college. In comparison, 24.2 percent have an advanced degree, and 5.4 percent are high school graduates.
  • Texas (7.7 percent), California (6.8 percent), Pennsylvania and Illinois (5.6 percent), and Ohio (5 percent) were the most represented states.
  • 20 percent of respondents say they do not expect to receive a raise this year, and nearly three-quarters (74.3 percent) say their compensation is not based on their employer’s safety performance.

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