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How much do safety officers make? 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that occupational health and safety specialists, also known as safety officers, make a mean annual income of $78,110 as of May 2020, which is approximately $37.55 per hour. The lowest 10 percent of safety officers earned less than $44,710, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $112,850.

How much do safety officers earn in each state?

The table below compares safety officer salaries across states and U.S. territories (Source: BLS Occupational Employment and Wages May 2020). You can also find data for the number of safety officers in each state as well as the number of safety officers per 1,000 jobs—a figure that can help you determine the job's popularity in a given location. Not all locations have employment statistics. 

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technician Salary
Location
Annual Salary
in location
Employment
In location
Employment per 1,000 jobs
Rhode Island
$96,820
130
0.288
District of Columbia
$96,000
360
0.518
California
$93,390
8180
0.498
Massachusetts
$87,010
1850
0.552
New Jersey
$86,010
2600
0.687
North Dakota
$83,580
550
1.374
West Virginia
$83,210
710
1.088
Connecticut
$82,790
820
0.530
Alaska
$82,280
410
1.367
Maryland
$81,840
1360
0.537
Illinois
$81,830
2320
0.413
Colorado
$81,220
2430
0.943
Wyoming
$81,170
400
1.526
Washington
$80,790
2880
0.902
Oregon
$79,130
1320
0.732
New Mexico
$79,010
1170
1.494
Alabama
$78,950
1280
0.675
Minnesota
$78,890
1870
0.689
Delaware
$78,500
380
0.901
South Dakota
$76,810
100
0.254
New York
$76,780
4050
0.466
New Hampshire
$76,570
550
0.880
Utah
$76,540
1020
0.687
Ohio
$76,090
4720
0.919
Georgia
$74,680
1940
0.450
Pennsylvania
$74,590
4660
0.845
Tennessee
$74,460
1860
0.642
Texas
$74,330
14140
1.168
Maine
$73,860
350
0.613
Nevada
$73,480
1080
0.863
Virginia
$73,460
3100
0.838
Hawaii
$73,270
510
0.897
Michigan
$72,850
2330
0.594
Louisiana
$72,810
1640
0.912
Missouri
$72,170
1610
0.600
Mississippi
$72,000
650
0.603
Oklahoma
$71,210
1220
0.779
Arizona
$70,840
1810
0.639
Nebraska
$70,010
880
0.929
Iowa
$69,360
930
0.629
North Carolina
$69,220
2770
0.646
Idaho
$68,780
440
0.609
Wisconsin
$67,550
940
0.348
Florida
$67,470
3340
0.396
Montana
$67,160
610
1.334
Indiana
$67,120
2440
0.835
Kentucky
$66,990
1750
0.983
Vermont
$66,400
200
0.701
Kansas
$65,430
860
0.648
Arkansas
$64,730
650
0.551
South Carolina
$58,610
1790
0.889
Guam
$50,890
70
1.100
Puerto Rico
$37,070
890
1.090