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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
26,230 1.9 % $45.01 $93,630 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.56 $32.41 $42.85 $55.87 $68.74
Annual Wage (2) $53,170 $67,420 $89,130 $116,220 $142,970


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 2,520 0.17 $49.04 $102,000
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,860 0.03 $32.86 $68,360
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,450 0.18 $45.41 $94,460
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,220 0.18 $51.33 $106,770
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,180 0.05 $53.78 $111,870

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 50 0.53 $51.93 $108,010
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 1,020 0.28 $49.80 $103,580
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 70 0.25 $53.15 $110,560
Oil and Gas Extraction 340 0.24 $54.86 $114,110
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 250 0.22 $52.23 $108,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 340 0.24 $54.86 $114,110
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,180 0.05 $53.78 $111,870
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 590 0.03 $53.63 $111,560
Natural Gas Distribution 90 0.08 $53.21 $110,670
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 70 0.25 $53.15 $110,560


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 3,640 0.30 1.66 $50.28 $104,580
California 2,340 0.14 0.76 $51.58 $107,290
New York 1,830 0.19 1.08 $45.93 $95,530
Georgia 1,410 0.32 1.77 $37.88 $78,780
Pennsylvania 1,410 0.24 1.33 $51.90 $107,950




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 230 0.71 3.94 $40.13 $83,460
Oklahoma 610 0.39 2.13 $45.45 $94,550
New Mexico 280 0.34 1.90 $55.94 $116,350
South Carolina 650 0.32 1.74 $38.93 $80,980
Georgia 1,410 0.32 1.77 $37.88 $78,780




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 160 0.23 1.26 $57.16 $118,890
New Mexico 280 0.34 1.90 $55.94 $116,350
Pennsylvania 1,410 0.24 1.33 $51.90 $107,950
California 2,340 0.14 0.76 $51.58 $107,290
Delaware 110 0.24 1.34 $51.46 $107,040





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,530 0.16 0.89 $49.64 $103,250
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,360 0.46 2.51 $52.12 $108,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,020 0.17 0.92 $51.09 $106,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 950 0.35 1.95 $38.85 $80,820
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 860 0.24 1.33 $48.95 $101,820
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 840 0.29 1.62 $55.56 $115,560
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 540 0.20 1.08 $48.60 $101,080
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 540 0.27 1.51 $43.41 $90,300
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 530 0.17 0.92 $52.26 $108,690
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 470 0.34 1.87 $46.14 $95,960




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 100 1.48 8.18 $48.57 $101,030
College Station-Bryan, TX 160 1.38 7.64 $50.24 $104,500
Prescott, AZ 80 1.31 7.21 $23.23 $48,330
Kennewick-Richland, WA 120 1.07 5.92 $54.32 $112,970
Huntsville, AL 220 0.99 5.47 $48.32 $100,510
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 150 0.95 5.22 $59.35 $123,440
Midland, TX 90 0.93 5.12 $42.82 $89,070
Anchorage, AK 140 0.82 4.52 $41.76 $86,870
Lake Charles, LA 80 0.73 4.00 $49.69 $103,350
Knoxville, TN 260 0.69 3.81 $53.96 $112,230




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)
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 150 0.95 5.22 $59.35 $123,440
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 160 0.14 0.79 $58.39 $121,440
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 840 0.29 1.62 $55.56 $115,560
Longview, TX 60 0.63 3.50 $54.90 $114,190
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 170 0.17 0.93 $54.40 $113,150
Kennewick-Richland, WA 120 1.07 5.92 $54.32 $112,970
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 50 0.13 0.71 $54.28 $112,910
Knoxville, TN 260 0.69 3.81 $53.96 $112,230
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 280 0.11 0.63 $52.84 $109,900
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 50 0.11 0.60 $52.77 $109,760

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)
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 190 2.32 12.81 (8) (8)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.62 3.40 $51.93 $108,020
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 3.26 $37.01 $76,990
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.41 2.28 $31.91 $66,370
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.69 3.83 (8) (8)

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)
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 190 2.32 12.81 (8) (8)
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.69 3.83 (8) (8)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.62 3.40 $51.93 $108,020
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 3.26 $37.01 $76,990
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.57 3.13 (8) (8)

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 3.40 $51.93 $108,020
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.22 $49.21 $102,350
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 1.96 $48.06 $99,950
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 1.28 $47.11 $97,980
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.21 1.18 $44.79 $93,170


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019