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Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in Maryland

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5.0% Jobs Projection
$78,220 Median Salary
60 Job Openings

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

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

How Many Occupational Health and Safety Specialists Work in Maryland?

In 2018, there were 1,230 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists working in the state.

There were 1,150 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 80 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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The amount of Occupational Health and Safety Specialists working in the state is similar to the average state.

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Job Projections for Maryland

Jobs for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in this state are growing at a rate of 5.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.1%.

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Maryland Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 60 annual job openings, and 1,260 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 Maryland?

In 2018 wages for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists ranged from $42,600 to $118,680 with $78,220 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.48 to $57.06. The median hourly rate was $37.61.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $37.32 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.29.

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

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Top Maryland 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
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,160 $69,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,740 $85,390
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 660 $76,940
Salisbury, MD-DE 50 $65,780
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 30 $79,390

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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