Salary Survey Reveals Earning Power of OSH Professionals
A 2015 American Society of Safety Engineers survey of more than 9,000 occupational safety and health professionals reveals they earn an annual base salary on average of $98,000, an increase of $8,000 since the survey was taken two years ago. The survey found professionals with at least one of the 11 certifications measured in the survey make on average over $14,000 more annually than a professional without one of these certifications and over $30,000 more annually than the typical Occupational Health and Safety Specialist, according to the number reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
The full report and interactive online calculator are available here.
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