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Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in Texas

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Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in Texas

Is Texas a good place for you to work as an Occupational Health or Safety Specialist?

17.6% Jobs Projection
$72,310 Median Salary
850 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Occupational Health and Safety Specialists Work in Texas?

In Texas, there were 11,870 people working as Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in the year 2018.

There were 11,660 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 210 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in TX Employment Trend

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

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

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in this state are growing at a rate of 17.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.1%.

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

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 850 annual job openings, and a total of 14,010 jobs for Texas Occupational Health and Safety Specialists in 2026.

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

What do Occupational Health and Safety Specialists Make in Texas?

In 2018 wages for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists ranged from $42,120 to $110,560 with $72,310 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.25 to $53.15. The median hourly rate was $34.77.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $34.35 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.42.

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

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

Top Texas 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
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,310 $75,960
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,410 $72,150
Austin-Round Rock, TX 880 $71,890
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 750 $72,970
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 320 $77,240
Corpus Christi, TX 300 $72,550
Midland, TX 280 $73,660
Odessa, TX 180 $66,450
El Paso, TX 180 $65,640
Killeen-Temple, TX 150 $72,530
College Station-Bryan, TX 140 $52,840
Tyler, TX 120 $55,050
Amarillo, TX 100 $75,740
Longview, TX 80 $68,500
Waco, TX 80 $65,950
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 80 $49,380
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 60 $51,040
Lubbock, TX 50 $69,120
Laredo, TX 50 $69,310
Abilene, TX 40 $58,300
Texarkana, TX-AR 40 $67,340
Victoria, TX 40 $50,320
Wichita Falls, TX 30 $60,720

Top States for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists Employment

The table below shows the states 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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