Health and Safety Engineer Salary and Wage Information

Wage Rate Low (<10%) Median (50%) High (>90%)
Hourly Wage $22.00 $37.90 $58.10
Annual Wage $45,700 $78,800 $120,800
  • "Low (<10%)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "Median (50%)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "High (>90%)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data in not available
*The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S, Based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

Additional Information
Health and Safety Engineers apply specialized knowledge of mechanics, psychology, industrial processes, chemistry, and industrial health and safety laws to promote workplace safety, and to ensure that products adhere to a certain level of quality and safety. They design systems and develop protocols to keep people from getting injured or sick, and to protect property. They work in offices, but must frequently travel to worksites for safety evaluations.

The median annual salary for health and safety engineers was approximately $76,800 a year in 2012. The lowest ten percent of health and safety engineers earned less than $45,300 a year, while the top ten percent earned more than $118,700.

For the top five industries employing environmental engineers, the median annual salaries were as follows:

Professional and technical services $75,850
Local government $75,200
Building construction $70,400
Heavy construction $69,900
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