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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
Industry profile for Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
Geographic profile for Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors

National estimates for Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
22,870 4.0 % $ 47.93 $ 99,700 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 28.12 $ 36.85 $ 47.62 $ 60.95 $ 72.46
Annual Wage (2) $ 58,490 $ 76,650 $ 99,040 $ 126,780 $ 150,720


Industry profile for Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,740 0.18 $ 51.57 $ 107,260
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,560 0.03 $ 30.91 $ 64,280
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,130 0.07 $ 43.67 $ 90,840
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 960 0.04 $ 52.30 $ 108,780
Employment Services 840 0.02 $ 50.31 $ 104,630

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 430 0.41 $ 64.19 $ 133,510
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 100 0.32 $ 55.42 $ 115,270
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 30 0.30 $ 71.09 $ 147,880
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 250 0.24 $ 56.34 $ 117,200
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 670 0.19 $ 56.62 $ 117,780

Top paying industries for Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 30 0.30 $ 71.09 $ 147,880
Oil and Gas Extraction 430 0.41 $ 64.19 $ 133,510
Office Administrative Services 120 0.02 $ 64.03 $ 133,180
Insurance Carriers 340 0.03 $ 59.84 $ 124,460
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 240 0.01 $ 58.99 $ 122,700


Geographic profile for Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 2,530 0.21 1.27 $ 55.18 $ 114,780
California 1,890 0.11 0.70 $ 57.39 $ 119,360
Pennsylvania 1,850 0.33 2.04 $ 42.33 $ 88,040
New York 1,530 0.18 1.09 $ 50.89 $ 105,860
Florida 1,460 0.17 1.04 $ 38.87 $ 80,860


Map of location quotient of health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 210 0.69 4.27 $ 49.40 $ 102,750
New Mexico 430 0.55 3.41 $ 50.55 $ 105,140
Oklahoma 600 0.39 2.39 $ 47.85 $ 99,530
West Virginia 240 0.37 2.26 $ 38.06 $ 79,170
Pennsylvania 1,850 0.33 2.04 $ 42.33 $ 88,040


Map of annual mean wages of health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,890 0.11 0.70 $ 57.39 $ 119,360
New Hampshire 40 0.06 0.37 $ 56.70 $ 117,940
Colorado 250 0.09 0.58 $ 55.99 $ 116,450
Texas 2,530 0.21 1.27 $ 55.18 $ 114,780
Massachusetts 530 0.16 0.97 $ 53.38 $ 111,030



Map of employment of health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,310 0.15 0.93 $ 54.20 $ 112,740
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,000 0.38 2.31 $ 47.01 $ 97,770
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 990 0.34 2.11 $ 59.47 $ 123,690
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 820 0.32 1.94 $ 51.22 $ 106,530
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 570 0.16 0.98 $ 55.74 $ 115,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 520 0.09 0.56 $ 58.61 $ 121,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 450 0.15 0.95 $ 54.39 $ 113,130
Pittsburgh, PA 400 0.38 2.33 $ 39.18 $ 81,500
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 390 0.15 0.92 $ 55.76 $ 115,980
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 310 0.17 1.03 $ 53.81 $ 111,910


Map of location quotient of health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Decatur, AL 80 1.41 8.70 $ 50.64 $ 105,340
Idaho Falls, ID 80 1.14 7.03 $ 58.84 $ 122,380
Huntsville, AL 190 0.83 5.14 $ 56.27 $ 117,040
Anchorage, AK 120 0.72 4.41 $ 51.90 $ 107,960
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 160 0.70 4.28 $ 33.08 $ 68,810
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 90 0.60 3.70 $ 52.44 $ 109,080
Midland, TX 60 0.58 3.60 $ 51.36 $ 106,820
Dalton, GA 30 0.54 3.35 $ 30.54 $ 63,520
Hattiesburg, MS 30 0.53 3.24 (8) (8)
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 120 0.52 3.22 $ 49.60 $ 103,170


Map of annual mean wages of health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 260 0.24 1.47 $ 61.40 $ 127,700
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 990 0.34 2.11 $ 59.47 $ 123,690
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 30 0.16 0.96 $ 59.02 $ 122,770
Idaho Falls, ID 80 1.14 7.03 $ 58.84 $ 122,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 520 0.09 0.56 $ 58.61 $ 121,910
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 290 0.13 0.80 $ 57.90 $ 120,420
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 60 0.15 0.92 $ 57.56 $ 119,730
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 220 0.22 1.36 $ 57.29 $ 119,170
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 30 0.10 0.64 $ 56.41 $ 117,330
Huntsville, AL 190 0.83 5.14 $ 56.27 $ 117,040

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 100 0.61 3.73 $ 40.96 $ 85,190
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 90 0.63 3.91 $ 46.78 $ 97,300
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 0.80 4.90 $ 45.50 $ 94,640
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 2.26 $ 42.63 $ 88,670
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 2.09 $ 52.80 $ 109,830

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 0.80 4.90 $ 45.50 $ 94,640
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.68 4.18 $ 50.13 $ 104,260
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 90 0.63 3.91 $ 46.78 $ 97,300
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 100 0.61 3.73 $ 40.96 $ 85,190
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 2.89 $ 42.96 $ 89,350

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.61 $ 54.69 $ 113,760
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 2.52 $ 54.01 $ 112,340
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 2.09 $ 52.80 $ 109,830
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 1.48 $ 52.12 $ 108,420
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 2.21 $ 51.51 $ 107,140


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022