Want to compare your salary with those of your fellow safety professionals? The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has released results of a salary survey conducted in conjunction with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).
The data is now available at the BCSP Salary Survey webpage. It includes information about pay distribution, bonus pay and benefits for holders of CSP, ASP, OHST, and CHST certifications.
The survey, conducted in late 2012, was sent to 32,771 recipients and completed by 7,772, achieving a response rate of 23.71 percent. Certified Safety Professionals® (CSPs), Associate Safety Professionals® (ASPs), Occupational Health and Safety Technologists® (OHSTs) and Construction Health and Safety Technicians® (CHSTs) were surveyed.
The survey results indicate that the median annual salary of a CSP is more than $25,000 greater than the median annual salary of the average Occupational Health and Safety Specialist, according to number reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The average annual salary of a CSP was reported as being about $98,000.
In the technician and technologist occupational range, OHSTs and CHSTs receive median annual salaries about $20,000 more and $24,000 more than the average Occupational Health and Safety Technician, respectively. OHSTs reported an average annual salary of $75,000, while CHSTs had an average annual salary of about $79,000.
BCSP's CEO, Dr. Treasa Turnbeaugh, CSP, CET, said the survey reveals the value of certification. "It shows that certificants' hard work, and proving their knowledge and dedication through achieving a BCSP certification, frequently leads to personal material benefit," said Turnbeaugh.
Further details of the survey can be found on the BCSP Salary Survey webpage.