Salary for Industrial Safety and Health Engineers

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Also known as:  Fire Prevention Engineer, Fire Protection Engineer, Industrial Safety Engineer, Product Safety Engineer, Product Safety Test Engineer, System Safety Engineer helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Maintaining safe working conditions and preventing or correcting unsafe environmental conditions in the workplace are the primary functions of industrial safety and health engineers. Using their knowledge of engineering principles and technology, these individuals work to reduce the risk to employees, and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and laws. They may install safety devices on machinery, investigate accidents and injuries, review proposed plans and specification for machinery and worksites, and review or update employee safety programs. A Bachelor's or Master's degree is frequently required for professionals in this occupation.

A Industrial Safety or Health Engineer can earn average salaries in a range of $55,390 - $144,800 based on experience. can get an average pay level of ninety-seven thousand three hundred and thirty dollars annually.

can receive the highest pay in California, which has an average salary rate of approximately $119,390. Employees who work in this career can make the most money in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they can get an average job salary 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.


Industrial Safety and Health Engineers 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