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Safety Engineer Salary (United States)

A Safety Engineer earns an average salary of $72,711 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
Safety Engineer Salary (?
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$49,150 - $109,773
(Median)
49K
73K
92K
110K
MEDIAN: $72,711
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75%
90%
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Safety Engineer Salary (?
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$13.35 - $45.98
(Median)
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37
46
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,150 - $109,773  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,429  
Profit Sharing
$597 - $10,137  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$48,177 - $115,501  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 438
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.35 - $45.98  
   
Overtime
$19.97 - $67.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,429  
   
Profit Sharing
$597 - $10,137  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$48,177 - $115,501  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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Job Description for Safety Engineer

A safety engineer works to design new procedures, equipment, and guidelines to maintain and promote the safety of industrial workers. Typically, a safety engineer works in a manufacturing plant or with an insurance company, government agency, or consulting firm. A safety engineer is responsible for identifying and remedying potential safety and work hazard problems before they occur. They try to minimize the occurrence of failures and ensure that any failures that occur are not life-threatening.
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Safety Engineer Tasks
  • Identify and monitor potential hazards and mitigation techniques.
  • Install test machinery and test air quality, noise level, temperature or radiation and suggest solutions to compliance problems.
  • Plan, implement, and coordinate safety programs to prevent or correct hazardous environmental working conditions.

Common Career Paths for Safety Engineer

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Pay by Experience Level for Safety Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
up arrow 32%
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Los Angeles
up arrow 20%
Washington
up arrow 14%
Detroit
up arrow 11%
National Average
$74,000
Denver
up arrow 14%
Minneapolis
up arrow 17%
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Experience Affects Safety Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%
Experienced
up arrow 23%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$74,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Safety Engineer Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 3%
National Average
$74,000
Training
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%