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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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

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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: Top

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)
23,780 2.2 % $ 46.80 $ 97,330 0.7 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 26.63 $ 34.36 $ 45.31 $ 58.12 $ 69.62
Annual Wage (2) $ 55,390 $ 71,460 $ 94,240 $ 120,890 $ 144,800


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

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 2,590 0.17 $ 50.79 $ 105,640
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,490 0.03 $ 34.45 $ 71,660
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,200 0.08 $ 47.06 $ 97,890
Building Equipment Contractors 1,000 0.05 $ 35.98 $ 74,840
Nonresidential Building Construction 990 0.12 $ 44.12 $ 91,760

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)
Other Pipeline Transportation 30 0.41 $ 48.75 $ 101,390
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 50 0.39 $ 52.54 $ 109,290
Oil and Gas Extraction 410 0.33 $ 61.37 $ 127,660
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 300 0.27 $ 55.83 $ 116,130
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 860 0.24 $ 50.11 $ 104,230

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)
Oil and Gas Extraction 410 0.33 $ 61.37 $ 127,660
Natural Gas Distribution 100 0.09 $ 57.24 $ 119,060
Office Administrative Services 130 0.03 $ 56.10 $ 116,690
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 300 0.27 $ 55.83 $ 116,130
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 670 0.03 $ 55.48 $ 115,400


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

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.





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 3,010 0.25 1.45 $ 51.12 $ 106,330
California 1,820 0.11 0.65 $ 57.40 $ 119,390
New York 1,550 0.18 1.04 $ 48.39 $ 100,660
Pennsylvania 1,490 0.27 1.58 $ 49.20 $ 102,340
Florida 1,220 0.14 0.85 $ 40.15 $ 83,520




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 180 0.61 3.54 $ 46.44 $ 96,600
Utah 710 0.48 2.78 $ 35.98 $ 74,840
Oklahoma 740 0.47 2.77 $ 45.39 $ 94,420
New Mexico 350 0.44 2.60 $ 56.70 $ 117,930
West Virginia 240 0.37 2.18 $ 34.80 $ 72,380




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 1,820 0.11 0.65 $ 57.40 $ 119,390
New Mexico 350 0.44 2.60 $ 56.70 $ 117,930
District of Columbia 110 0.16 0.96 $ 56.32 $ 117,140
New Jersey 380 0.10 0.59 $ 52.38 $ 108,950
Delaware 80 0.20 1.16 $ 51.84 $ 107,830





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 0.87 $ 51.63 $ 107,390
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,240 0.42 2.45 $ 56.04 $ 116,570
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 860 0.32 1.87 $ 54.46 $ 113,270
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 710 0.27 1.58 $ 39.46 $ 82,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 680 0.12 0.68 $ 58.33 $ 121,330
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 600 0.17 0.97 $ 46.99 $ 97,740
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 560 0.22 1.26 $ 51.30 $ 106,710
Salt Lake City, UT 540 0.74 4.35 $ 35.35 $ 73,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 420 0.14 0.81 $ 55.51 $ 115,470
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 370 0.29 1.70 $ 45.87 $ 95,410




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 1.49 8.74 $ 50.08 $ 104,160
Idaho Falls, ID 100 1.38 8.10 $ 56.10 $ 116,690
Huntsville, AL 250 1.06 6.21 $ 50.50 $ 105,040
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 130 0.85 4.98 $ 53.31 $ 110,880
Anchorage, AK 130 0.79 4.62 $ 48.22 $ 100,290
Salt Lake City, UT 540 0.74 4.35 $ 35.35 $ 73,520
Midland, TX 70 0.72 4.21 $ 43.97 $ 91,460
Charleston, WV 70 0.68 3.99 $ 34.07 $ 70,870
Dalton, GA 40 0.67 3.95 $ 28.31 $ 58,880
Longview, TX 60 0.63 3.66 $ 49.89 $ 103,770




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)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 150 0.16 0.93 $ 59.49 $ 123,730
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 150 0.13 0.78 $ 58.51 $ 121,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 680 0.12 0.68 $ 58.33 $ 121,330
Bakersfield, CA 30 0.10 0.61 $ 57.49 $ 119,570
Kennewick-Richland, WA 50 0.45 2.60 $ 57.17 $ 118,920
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 210 0.09 0.53 $ 56.64 $ 117,810
Idaho Falls, ID 100 1.38 8.10 $ 56.10 $ 116,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,240 0.42 2.45 $ 56.04 $ 116,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 420 0.14 0.81 $ 55.51 $ 115,470
Albuquerque, NM 50 0.14 0.84 $ 55.32 $ 115,060

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)
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 150 1.88 10.98 (8) (8)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 130 0.80 4.69 $ 49.21 $ 102,350
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.55 3.24 $ 51.29 $ 106,690
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 0.99 5.82 (8) (8)
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 2.78 $ 37.27 $ 77,520

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)
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 150 1.88 10.98 (8) (8)
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 0.99 5.82 (8) (8)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 130 0.80 4.69 $ 49.21 $ 102,350
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 50 0.61 3.58 $ 36.21 $ 75,320
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.55 3.24 $ 51.29 $ 106,690

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)
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.45 2.63 $ 52.62 $ 109,450
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.55 3.24 $ 51.29 $ 106,690
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.34 $ 50.19 $ 104,390
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 130 0.80 4.69 $ 49.21 $ 102,350
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 1.95 $ 48.51 $ 100,910


About May 2020 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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021