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For: Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
SOC Code: 29-9011

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Occupational Description
Occupational TitleOccupational Description
Occupational Health and Safety SpecialistsReview, 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.


2015 Occupational Wage Estimates
- Wages Aged to June 2016 -

For: Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
AreaEntry WageMedian WageMedian Annual
Statewide$23.56  $34.58  $71,922.00  
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area$23.86  $32.68  $67,980.00  
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area$22.29  $29.75  $61,872.00  
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area$19.82  $29.68  $61,739.00  
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area$24.34  $35.72  $74,281.00  
Akron MSA$26.73  $36.76  $76,467.00  
Canton-Massillon MSA$21.85  $29.64  $61,658.00  
Cincinnati MSA$24.37  $34.23  $71,197.00  
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor MSA$22.59  $35.76  $74,383.00  
Columbus MSA$23.48  $35.39  $73,607.00  
Dayton MSA$23.60  $33.79  $70,267.00  
Huntington MSA$18.52  $29.86  $62,117.00  
Lima MSA$26.26  $38.61  $80,297.00  
Mansfield MSA$21.75  $31.82  $66,202.00  
Springfield MSA$21.95  $34.01  $70,737.00  
Toledo MSA$24.22  $34.29  $71,309.00  
Weirton-Steubenville$21.04  $29.09  $60,503.00  
Wheeling MSA$25.84  $37.58  $78,172.00  
Youngstown MSA$23.56  $32.98  $68,592.00  
Southwest Ohio$25.37  $35.82  $74,496.00  
Northeast Ohio$23.06  $33.87  $70,439.00  
Central Ohio$23.46  $35.38  $73,591.00  
West Ohio$23.59  $33.65  $69,987.00  
Southeast Ohio$22.06  $34.44  $71,636.00  
Northwest Ohio$23.75  $34.27  $71,280.00  


Education Level Needed
For: Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
  Bachelor's degree  


Ohio Employment Projections
For: Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
2014
Annual
Employment
2024
Projected
Employment
Change in
Employment
2014-2024
Percent
Change
2014-2024
Total
Annual
Openings
2,770  2,910  140  5.1%  69  


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