The median annual wage of occupational health and safety specialists was $64,660 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $38,780, and the top 10 percent earned more than $94,180.
Most occupational health and safety specialists work full time. Some specialists may work weekends or irregular hours in emergencies.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition