Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
26,130 2.1 % $44.32 $92,190 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.92 $32.05 $42.55 $54.89 $67.13
Annual Wage (2) $51,820 $66,660 $88,510 $114,180 $139,630


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 2,010 0.14 $46.86 $97,460
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,780 0.03 $32.93 $68,490
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,720 0.22 $43.70 $90,890
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,250 0.09 $50.68 $105,410
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 1,130 0.32 $48.85 $101,600

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 1,130 0.32 $48.85 $101,600
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 80 0.27 $50.62 $105,300
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 290 0.26 $54.76 $113,900
Oil and Gas Extraction 360 0.26 $54.24 $112,820
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,720 0.22 $43.70 $90,890

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 290 0.26 $54.76 $113,900
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,050 0.05 $54.26 $112,870
Oil and Gas Extraction 360 0.26 $54.24 $112,820
Natural Gas Distribution 100 0.08 $53.05 $110,350
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 690 0.06 $52.83 $109,890


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 3,400 0.29 1.56 $52.10 $108,370
California 2,780 0.17 0.91 $51.41 $106,940
New York 2,050 0.22 1.21 $44.49 $92,540
Georgia 1,380 0.32 1.74 $38.15 $79,360
Pennsylvania 1,030 0.18 0.97 $48.37 $100,610




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 190 0.61 3.32 (8) (8)
New Mexico 300 0.37 2.03 $52.77 $109,760
Delaware 150 0.33 1.80 $46.24 $96,180
Tennessee 940 0.32 1.76 $37.88 $78,790
Georgia 1,380 0.32 1.74 $38.15 $79,360




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 300 0.37 2.03 $52.77 $109,760
Texas 3,400 0.29 1.56 $52.10 $108,370
California 2,780 0.17 0.91 $51.41 $106,940
New Jersey 450 0.11 0.61 $50.35 $104,720
Pennsylvania 1,030 0.18 0.97 $48.37 $100,610



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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 0.53 2.87 $53.42 $111,110
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.16 0.90 $47.65 $99,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 870 0.20 1.07 $50.98 $106,030
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 870 0.33 1.80 $39.13 $81,400
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 580 0.43 2.33 $47.41 $98,610
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 460 0.18 1.00 $51.30 $106,710
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 360 0.19 1.03 $42.47 $88,340
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 350 0.18 0.98 $37.57 $78,150
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 350 0.14 0.77 $53.50 $111,280
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 350 0.38 2.05 $26.73 $55,600


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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 90 1.41 7.67 $46.88 $97,520
Kennewick-Richland, WA 120 1.09 5.97 $52.96 $110,150
Prescott, AZ 50 0.88 4.82 $23.14 $48,130
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 140 0.86 4.71 (8) (8)
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 180 0.84 4.58 $41.12 $85,530
Decatur, AL 40 0.73 3.97 $49.29 $102,520
Anchorage, AK 120 0.72 3.90 $55.62 $115,680
Midland, TX 60 0.65 3.57 $46.08 $95,850
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 80 0.64 3.52 (8) (8)
Lake Charles, LA 70 0.63 3.44 $47.90 $99,620


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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 200 0.18 0.98 $60.76 $126,380
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 200 0.23 1.23 $57.62 $119,860
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 120 0.22 1.20 $56.26 $117,010
Anchorage, AK 120 0.72 3.90 $55.62 $115,680
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.20 1.11 $55.13 $114,670
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.13 0.73 $55.09 $114,580
Huntsville, AL 100 0.47 2.55 $54.86 $114,110
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.10 0.54 $54.70 $113,780
Austin-Round Rock, TX 100 0.10 0.57 $54.67 $113,720
Longview, TX 40 0.41 2.25 $53.84 $111,990

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)
Los Alamos County, New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 190 11.56 63.06 (8) (8)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.45 2.43 $54.82 $114,040
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.37 2.04 $30.40 $63,240
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.79 4.34 (8) (8)
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.62 3.41 (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)
Los Alamos County, New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 190 11.56 63.06 (8) (8)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.79 4.34 (8) (8)
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.73 3.99 $39.02 $81,160
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.62 3.41 (8) (8)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.45 2.43 $54.82 $114,040

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 90 0.45 2.43 $54.82 $114,040
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.24 $54.09 $112,500
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 1.59 $51.13 $106,350
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 1.00 $49.49 $102,930
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.38 $45.41 $94,450


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018