The 2021 Salary Survey published by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) reveals that 89.4% of respondents are satisfied or more than satisfied with their career in occupational health and safety. A total of 5,646 invitations to complete the survey online were distributed to certificants from across Canada with a response rate of 34%, a slight decrease of 3.4% from the 2019 survey.
The 2021 Salary Survey is conducted every second year and highlights key demographic and employment variables of certificants from across Canada.
Across Canada, 58.4% of respondents reported salaries of above $100,000. For comparison purposes, the average salary in Occupational Health and Safety in the last Stats Canada report was $76,000. On average, salaries were higher in Western Canada compared to the other regions. 83.5% of respondents had at least 10 years of experience in occupational health and safety.
The 2021 Salary Survey and the findings serve as a valuable tool for OHS practitioners, human resource departments, senior managers and the public in terms of assessing employment trends/settings and salary comparisons in the OHS field.