2023 Salary Survey


Circle Graphic showing 58.6% of Survey Respondents reported salaries over $100,000.

The 2023 Salary Survey published by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) indicates that 89.4% of respondents are satisfied or more than satisfied with their career in occupational health and safety. A total of 5,091 invitations to complete the survey online were successfully distributed to certificants from across Canada with a response rate of 32.5%, a slight decrease of 1.5% from the 2021 survey.

The Salary Survey is conducted every second year and highlights key demographic and employment variables of certificants from across Canada.

Across Canada, 58.6% of respondents reported salaries of above $100,000. For comparison purposes, the average salary in Occupational Health and Safety in the latest Employment and Social Development Job Bank report was $80,000*. On average, salaries were slightly 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 2023 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. 

*data accessed December 21, 2023