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Salary Survey 2017

Salary Survey 2017

October 29, 2017
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The results of Safety+Health’s 2017 Salary Survey are in.

S+H heard from 1,023 occupational safety and health professionals, who shared information on topics such as education, experience and raises.

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:

  • 25.1 percent of respondents have worked in the safety and health field for more than 25 years.
  • 41 percent have worked for their current employer for four years or less.
  • Respondents worked mainly in manufacturing (30.1 percent), construction (20.4 percent) and services and education (11.9 percent). Rounding out the top 5 were administration/government (10.2 percent) and utilities (7.3 percent).
  • Most respondents (41.3 percent) have a four-year college degree, and 27.6 percent have attended some college. In comparison, 25.9 percent have an advanced degree, and 5.2 percent are high school graduates.
  • California (8.6 percent), Texas (6.1 percent), Pennsylvania (5.7) Illinois (4.6 percent) and Ohio (4.2 percent) were the most represented states.
  • 19 percent say they do not expect to receive a raise this year, and nearly three-quarters (74.5 percent) say their compensation is not based on their employer’s safety performance.


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Compensation



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Region

To take a closer look at the survey results, respondents were grouped into seven regions.

The region with the highest percentage of high salaries was the Mid-Atlantic region – which includes New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. In that region, 44.1 percent of survey respondents make $100,000 or more.

Narrowly missing the top spot was the Pacific and Mountain region, which includes California, Colorado and Washington. In that region, 44.0 percent of respondents make $100,000 or more. In third was the New England region (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont), in which 41.2 percent of respondents reported earning six figures.



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