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Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in Kentucky

Want to work in Kentucky as an Occupational Health or Safety Specialist? Read this first!

7.9% Jobs Projection
$63,690 Median Salary
110 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in Kentucky are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in Kentucky is growing faster than average.

  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in Kentucky earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Occupational Health and Safety Specialists Work in Kentucky?

In 2018, there were 1,580 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists working in the state.

There were 1,660 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 80 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in KY Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,230 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists working in it, which means Kentucky has more Occupational Health and Safety Specialists than average.

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in KY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in this state are growing at a rate of 7.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.1%.

Job Projections for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists: Nation vs. KY

Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 110 annual job openings, and 1,910 total jobs in 2026 for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 5,000 annual jobs and 90,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Occupational Health and Safety Specialists Make in Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists ranged from $39,110 to $96,410 with $63,690 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.8 to $46.35. The median hourly rate was $30.62.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $30.09 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.53.

The median salary in Kentucky is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists Earnings: KY vs. National Average

Top Kentucky Metros for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Occupational Health and Safety Specialists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 770 $76,470
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 440 $62,260
Evansville, IN-KY 150 $63,580
Lexington-Fayette, KY 140 $57,610
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 90 $65,780
Clarksville, TN-KY 60 $76,980
Owensboro, KY 50 $62,060
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 50 $63,810
Bowling Green, KY 40 $58,060

Top States for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists Employment

View the list below to see where most Occupational Health and Safety Specialists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 11,870 $72,310
California 7,560 $87,240
Pennsylvania 4,370 $69,520
Ohio 4,280 $72,930
New York 3,780 $73,380
Washington 3,000 $75,690
Virginia 2,980 $68,840
Florida 2,920 $65,960
Indiana 2,610 $62,790
North Carolina 2,440 $68,790
Illinois 2,300 $75,960
Michigan 2,250 $69,740
New Jersey 2,240 $80,730
South Carolina 2,140 $51,930
Colorado 2,120 $79,630
Minnesota 1,710 $76,510
Tennessee 1,710 $73,910
Missouri 1,580 $67,930
Kentucky 1,580 $63,690
Georgia 1,570 $70,850

Below are the states where Occupational Health and Safety Specialists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Rhode Island $94,240
District of Columbia $89,460
California $87,240
Alaska $84,700
Connecticut $83,030
North Dakota $82,720
Massachusetts $82,440
New Jersey $80,730
Colorado $79,630
Maryland $78,220

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Occupation KY Employment Total
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 350

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