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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

19-5011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists



Review, evaluate, and analyze work environments and design programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors. May conduct inspections and enforce adherence to laws and regulations governing the health and safety of individuals. May be employed in the public or private sector.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 99044$45.19/hr$31.04/hr$38.10/hr$42.41/hr$50.23/hr$60.66/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Construction60$44.70/hr
Manufacturing280$40.08/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities150$41.13/hr
InformationN/AN/A
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services200$42.41/hr
Education and Health Services550$41.32/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration430$40.19/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$31.63/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$37.92/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$40.24/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 40$40.20/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 60$39.20/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 70$40.34/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 80$39.87/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 80$39.87/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 110$39.20/hr4.3%
Northwest Balance of State 110$37.30/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 110$38.92/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 120$40.20/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 130$40.14/hr3.5%
Northwest Minnesota 130$37.30/hr10.0%
Southeast Minnesota 150$40.00/hr4.2%
Central Minnesota 160$39.42/hr4.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 990$42.41/hr4.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,050$42.40/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,690$40.44/hr4.4%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 200$31.43/hr4.7%
Animal Scientists 390$31.50/hr4.4%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 440$57.13/hr6.0%
Food Scientists and Technologists 930$48.13/hr2.5%


  • Recommend measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or materials.
  • Inspect or evaluate workplace environments, equipment, or practices to ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations.
  • Inspect or evaluate workplace environments, equipment, or practices to ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations.
  • Collect samples of dust, gases, vapors, or other potentially toxic materials for analysis.
  • Recommend measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or materials.
  • Investigate the adequacy of ventilation, exhaust equipment, lighting, or other conditions that could affect employee health, comfort, or performance.
  • Inspect specified areas to ensure the presence of fire prevention equipment, safety equipment, or first-aid supplies.
  • Develop or maintain hygiene programs, such as noise surveys, continuous atmosphere monitoring, ventilation surveys, or asbestos management plans.
  • Coordinate "right-to-know" programs regarding hazardous chemicals or other substances.
  • Conduct safety training or education programs and demonstrate the use of safety equipment.