Good News for Certified Safety Pros in ASSE Salary Survey

A Certified Safety Professional on average earns $109,000 annually and a Certified Industrial Hygienist earns $110,000 annually.

The American Society of Safety Engineers released the results of its 2015 salary survey on July 31. More than 9,000 occupational safety and health professionals participated, and the survey showed they earn an annual base salary on average of $98,000. That figure reflects a hefty increase of $8,000 since the survey was taken two years ago.

The ASSE survey is part of a collaboration with the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals, American Industrial Hygiene Association, Board of Certified Safety Professionals, and Institute of Hazardous Materials Management. Complete results from the 2015 survey, plus an interactive calculator, are available at www.asse.org/salarysurvey.

The survey found professionals with at least one of the 11 certifications measured in the survey make on average more than $14,000 more annually than a professional without one of those certifications and more than $30,000 more annually than the typical occupational health and safety specialist, according to the number reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A Certified Safety Professional on average earns $109,000 annually and a Certified Industrial Hygienist earns $110,000 annually. "This survey validates the earning power of OSH professionals," said ASSE President Michael Belcher, CSP. "I hope it encourages people within the industry or those thinking of pursuing an OSH career to seek accredited education programs to maximize their earning potential in such a dynamic field.”"

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