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February/March 2019 (vol. 15/5)

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Survey: OH pay and benefits 2018, part 2

Part 2 of our survey of pay and benefits of OH nurses, OH doctors, OH physiotherapists and occupational hygienists


Alice Sinclair and John Ballard report the results of the seventh Occupational Health [at Work] pay and benefits survey. Part two focuses on working hours, overtime and workload, annual leave, career breaks for childcare, occupational pensions, additional financial and non-financial benefits, professional qualifications and career prospects..

Occupational health (OH) and hygiene professionals frequently work additional hours, mostly unpaid, and generally say their workload continues to rise. However, many benefit from additional financial and non-financial benefits, including occupational pensions, and most say career options are at least as good as when they first joined the profession, the seventh biennial Occupational Health [at Work] pay and benefits survey reveals. The second part of our survey analysis examines career breaks to bring up children, working hours, annual leave entitlement, occupational pensions, additional benefits, workload and career prospects..


Alice Sinclair is a freelance social policy researcher with considerable experience in occupational health research.

John Ballard is editor of Occupational Health [at Work]

Author: Ballard J, Sinclair A


Occupational Health at Work February/March 2019 (vol. 15/5) pp17-30

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