Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
25,410 2.1 % $43.36 $90,190 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.32 $31.48 $41.69 $53.25 $64.47
Annual Wage (2) $50,580 $65,490 $86,720 $110,760 $134,110


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 2,100 0.15 $46.93 $97,620
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,800 0.24 $40.31 $83,840
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,530 0.03 $31.81 $66,170
Utility System Construction 1,180 0.24 $39.20 $81,530
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,170 0.09 $48.65 $101,180

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 410 0.45 $47.63 $99,070
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 640 0.43 $50.68 $105,410
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 320 0.29 $52.76 $109,750
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 290 0.26 $40.16 $83,540
Utility System Construction 1,180 0.24 $39.20 $81,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 390 0.22 $55.79 $116,040
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 320 0.29 $52.76 $109,750
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 40 0.04 $52.31 $108,800
Natural Gas Distribution 100 0.09 $52.05 $108,270
Management of Companies and Enterprises 900 0.04 $51.74 $107,620


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 2,990 0.25 1.41 $51.96 $108,080
California 2,790 0.17 0.97 $49.13 $102,180
New York 1,830 0.20 1.11 $42.99 $89,430
Georgia 1,260 0.30 1.65 $37.16 $77,300
Pennsylvania 930 0.16 0.89 $43.99 $91,500




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 0.70 3.88 $56.07 $116,630
New Mexico 300 0.37 2.06 $49.22 $102,380
Oklahoma 550 0.35 1.91 $42.20 $87,780
Louisiana 650 0.34 1.86 $42.20 $87,770
South Carolina 620 0.31 1.74 $32.09 $66,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 230 0.70 3.88 $56.07 $116,630
Texas 2,990 0.25 1.41 $51.96 $108,080
New Mexico 300 0.37 2.06 $49.22 $102,380
California 2,790 0.17 0.97 $49.13 $102,180
District of Columbia 160 0.23 1.27 $48.86 $101,640





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 1,450 0.49 2.73 $54.58 $113,520
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 940 0.14 0.79 $44.17 $91,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 870 0.21 1.14 $49.57 $103,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 710 0.28 1.54 $38.98 $81,070
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 560 0.23 1.28 $49.32 $102,580
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 400 0.21 1.15 $40.54 $84,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 390 0.16 0.86 $51.78 $107,700
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 380 0.21 1.16 $45.70 $95,050
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 340 0.38 2.08 $26.68 $55,490
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 310 0.09 0.47 $40.93 $85,140




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)
Kennewick-Richland, WA 170 1.62 8.97 $51.63 $107,400
Idaho Falls, ID 80 1.21 6.71 $47.76 $99,340
Anchorage, AK 170 0.95 5.25 $58.20 $121,050
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 200 0.94 5.22 $39.05 $81,230
Ithaca, NY 40 0.84 4.65 $29.68 $61,740
Decatur, AL 40 0.83 4.57 $47.71 $99,230
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 130 0.80 4.44 (8) (8)
Lake Charles, LA 80 0.74 4.12 $40.09 $83,390
Huntsville, AL 160 0.72 3.97 $53.24 $110,740
Fond du Lac, WI 30 0.69 3.80 $28.18 $58,620




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)
Fresno, CA 40 0.10 0.57 $58.52 $121,710
Anchorage, AK 170 0.95 5.25 $58.20 $121,050
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 180 0.17 0.95 $56.50 $117,530
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,450 0.49 2.73 $54.58 $113,520
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.24 1.30 $54.27 $112,870
Chattanooga, TN-GA 70 0.30 1.68 $53.49 $111,260
Huntsville, AL 160 0.72 3.97 $53.24 $110,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 390 0.16 0.86 $51.78 $107,700
Kennewick-Richland, WA 170 1.62 8.97 $51.63 $107,400
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 40 0.23 1.25 $51.54 $107,200

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)
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 80 0.67 3.70 (8) (8)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.76 4.22 (8) (8)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.33 1.84 $29.40 $61,150
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.25 1.39 $37.00 $76,970
West Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 1.63 (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)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.76 4.22 (8) (8)
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 80 0.67 3.70 (8) (8)
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.66 3.64 $53.20 $110,660
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.47 2.59 $34.88 $72,560
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.33 1.84 $29.40 $61,150

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)
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.21 $54.24 $112,820
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.66 3.64 $53.20 $110,660
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 40 0.23 1.26 $51.02 $106,110
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 1.01 $49.52 $103,000
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.21 $45.78 $95,220


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017