Salary for Health and Safety Engineers (not including Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors)

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Health and safety engineers working in fields other than mining require a strong interdisciplinary background in topics as varied as psychology, mechanics, industrial processes, chemistry and health. They apply their knowledge of these fields to product and worksite safety. In many cases, these individuals are also well-versed in industrial health and safety laws, and may assist in creating workplace regulations designed to reduce accidents and ensure compliance with OSHA regulations.

A Health or Safety Engineer usually gets a pay level of somewhere between $55,390 - $144,800 based on tenure and industry expertise. Health and Safety Engineers can get wages of ninety-seven thousand three hundred and thirty dollars per year.

Health and Safety Engineers have the highest salaries in California, which has an average salary rate of about $119,390. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they can earn job pay of $115,000.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 48.75 percent nationwide in that time.


Health and Safety Engineers (not including Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors) tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Health Care and Social Assistance
Wholesale Trade
Public Administration