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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors

Promote worksite or product safety by applying knowledge of industrial processes, mechanics, chemistry, psychology, and industrial health and safety laws. Includes industrial product safety engineers.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
25,860 2.3 % $45.58 $94,810 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.79 $33.14 $43.95 $56.94 $69.18
Annual Wage (2) $53,650 $68,940 $91,410 $118,440 $143,880


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,600 0.17 $49.24 $102,430
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,570 0.03 $34.08 $70,890
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,320 0.09 $47.50 $98,810
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,250 0.15 $45.49 $94,630
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,080 0.15 $53.32 $110,910

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Pipeline Transportation 40 0.47 $53.22 $110,690
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 100 0.34 $51.00 $106,080
Oil and Gas Extraction 480 0.34 $59.55 $123,870
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 320 0.29 $53.92 $112,150
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 970 0.27 $49.17 $102,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 480 0.34 $59.55 $123,870
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 60 0.04 $55.41 $115,240
Natural Gas Distribution 100 0.09 $54.97 $114,340
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 170 0.01 $53.92 $112,150
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 320 0.29 $53.92 $112,150


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 3,700 0.30 1.69 $48.97 $101,870
California 2,190 0.13 0.72 $54.51 $113,380
New York 1,760 0.18 1.05 $47.33 $98,440
Pennsylvania 1,490 0.25 1.43 $49.81 $103,600
Georgia 1,340 0.30 1.70 $37.50 $78,000




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 200 0.64 3.62 $41.61 $86,540
Oklahoma 770 0.47 2.70 $43.88 $91,270
Utah 680 0.45 2.55 $33.44 $69,560
New Mexico 260 0.32 1.82 $56.40 $117,310
Alabama 620 0.31 1.78 $48.23 $100,320




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 180 0.25 1.39 $58.74 $122,170
New Mexico 260 0.32 1.82 $56.40 $117,310
California 2,190 0.13 0.72 $54.51 $113,380
Colorado 310 0.11 0.65 $51.84 $107,830
Tennessee 500 0.16 0.94 $50.97 $106,020





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,540 0.51 2.87 $51.18 $106,450
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,540 0.16 0.91 $49.97 $103,930
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 920 0.32 1.81 $53.87 $112,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 910 0.15 0.83 $54.66 $113,680
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 890 0.33 1.85 $37.23 $77,440
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 780 0.21 1.22 $47.58 $98,960
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 610 0.22 1.23 $49.15 $102,240
Salt Lake City, UT 510 0.70 3.97 $32.85 $68,330
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 500 0.16 0.90 $54.48 $113,320
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 430 0.22 1.23 $48.87 $101,640




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho Falls, ID 110 1.67 9.47 $54.15 $112,630
Decatur, AL 70 1.32 7.52 $50.16 $104,340
College Station-Bryan, TX 150 1.31 7.44 $49.07 $102,070
Prescott, AZ 80 1.24 7.03 $22.98 $47,790
Enid, OK 30 1.23 6.99 $39.78 $82,750
Midland, TX 120 1.08 6.16 $40.47 $84,170
Huntsville, AL 230 0.99 5.61 $49.54 $103,050
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 140 0.85 4.81 $52.56 $109,330
Anchorage, AK 130 0.74 4.19 $43.49 $90,450
Salt Lake City, UT 510 0.70 3.97 $32.85 $68,330




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 170 0.15 0.83 $59.67 $124,110
Albuquerque, NM 40 0.11 0.62 $58.66 $122,020
Kennewick-Richland, WA 70 0.62 3.55 $58.47 $121,620
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 140 0.14 0.78 $56.99 $118,530
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 50 0.12 0.66 $55.34 $115,110
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 270 0.11 0.61 $55.19 $114,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 910 0.15 0.83 $54.66 $113,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 500 0.16 0.90 $54.48 $113,320
Idaho Falls, ID 110 1.67 9.47 $54.15 $112,630
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 70 0.33 1.88 $53.95 $112,210

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.62 3.51 $50.68 $105,420
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 0.96 5.47 (8) (8)
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 2.73 $35.53 $73,900
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 2.56 $34.28 $71,290
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 2.18 $47.56 $98,920

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 0.96 5.47 (8) (8)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.62 3.51 $50.68 $105,420
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 2.96 $37.30 $77,580
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 2.73 $35.53 $73,900
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 2.63 $32.29 $67,170

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.62 3.51 $50.68 $105,420
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 1.87 $48.93 $101,780
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 2.18 $47.56 $98,920
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 2.14 $47.29 $98,360
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 1.29 $46.28 $96,270


About May 2019 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020