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Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

An Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Manager is responsible for managing a coordinated and systematic approach to managing health and safety risks for workers within an organization. Will ensure that the organization continually improves its safety performance and compliance to health and safety legislation and standards.

Job Outlook

There were 46 Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1149 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Safety Manager industry, which includes the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $90,754.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $79,951.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $76,441.

Education and Experience

Posted Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree12.88%
Bachelor's Degree46.91%
Master's Degree14.19%
Doctoral Degree7.83%
Other9.4%

Posted Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years44.81%
3 to 5 years43.35%
6 to 8 years5.62%
9+ years6.23%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Management (58.66%)
  • Communication (36.38%)
  • Leadership (34.38%)
  • Operations (32.64%)
  • Planning (23.5%)
  • Investigation (16.36%)
  • Coordinating (14.97%)
  • Customer Service (13.23%)
  • Interpersonal Communications (12.01%)
  • Problem Solving (11.66%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Occupational Safety And Health (46.54%)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) (44.26%)
  • Occupational Health (46.12%)
  • Nursing (31.85%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Regulatory Compliance (7.65%)
  • Workers' Compensation (15.31%)
  • Environment Health And Safety (20.27%)
  • Occupational Hygiene (15.31%)
  • Project Management (6.93%)
  • Performance Appraisal (10.34%)
  • Medical Surveillance (10.24%)
  • Case Management (19.65%)
  • Occupational Health Nursing (9.31%)
  • Nursing Care (8.79%)
  • Risk Management (12.93%)
  • Rehabilitation (8.17%)
  • Health Administration (9.2%)
  • Safety Culture (4.24%)
  • Safety Training (9.82%)
  • Auditing (15.62%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Safety and Occupational Health Manager
  • Occupational Health Nurse
  • Occupational Health Manager
  • Occupational Health Nurse Manager
  • Occupational Safety Manager
  • Safety and Occupational Health Specialist
  • Occupational Health Supervisor
  • Occupational Health and Safety Intern
  • Occupational Health Physician
  • Employee Health Manager

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs (27)
  • Premise Health (23)
  • United States Department of Labor (20)
  • Bureau of Prisons (19)
  • UnitedHealth Group (19)
  • JBS Usa (18)
  • United States Department of Energy (18)
  • United States Department of Justice (17)
  • Oracle (17)
  • State of California (16)

North Carolina

  • Mountaire Farms (5)
  • Adusa Supply Chain (3)
  • UNC Health (3)
  • Dha Group (2)
  • North Carolina State University (2)
  • Premise Health (2)
  • Siemens Energy (1)
  • JBS Usa (1)
  • The Judge Group (1)
  • Caterpillar (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!