Salary for Industrial Safety and Health Engineers

Also known as:  Fire Prevention Engineer, Fire Protection Engineer, Industrial Safety Engineer, Product Safety Engineer, Product Safety Test Engineer, System Safety Engineer

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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.

An Industrial Safety or Health Engineer can receive a compensation on a scale from 56000 to 84000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Industrial Safety and Health Engineers can expect an average pay level of Seventy Seven Thousand Six Hundred dollars each year.

Industrial Safety and Health Engineers are paid at the highest average level in Connecticut, where they can receive job pay of close to about $89770. People in this career group are paid at the highest level in Information, where they can receive compensation, on average, of $91810.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.32 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Industrial Safety and Health Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries
Finance and Insurance $91,810
Information $86,600
Utilities $85,280
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $83,270
Public Administration $82,700
Management of Companies and Enterprises $81,690
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $58,080
Construction $69,400
Educational Services $69,630
Transportation and Warehousing $72,460
Wholesale Trade $77,140
Other Services (except Public Administration) $77,480
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