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Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in North Carolina

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9.2% Jobs Projection
$68,790 Median Salary
120 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Occupational Health and Safety Specialists Work in North Carolina?

2,440 people worked as Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in 2018 in this state.

There were 2,110 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 330 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in NC Employment Trend

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

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

Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in this state are growing at a rate of 9.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.1%.

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

North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 120 annual job openings, and 2,140 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 North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists ranged from $40,760 to $103,720 with $68,790 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.6 to $49.86. The median hourly rate was $33.07.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $32.55 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.52.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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

Top North Carolina 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
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 760 $69,390
Raleigh, NC 500 $61,480
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 500 $69,980
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 230 $87,590
Greensboro-High Point, NC 180 $67,730
Winston-Salem, NC 150 $53,990
Wilmington, NC 120 $86,570
Fayetteville, NC 110 $76,100
Asheville, NC 80 $69,260
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 70 $69,710
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 60 $46,410
Jacksonville, NC 60 $71,420
New Bern, NC 40 $73,450
Greenville, NC 30 $61,510

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 NC Employment Total
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 310

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