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Safety Engineer Salary

A Safety Engineer earns an average salary of $72,473 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
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$49,241 - $109,698
(Median)
$49K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,472
10%
50%
90%

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$15.55 - $63.02
(Median)
$16
$27
$63
MEDIAN: $27.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,241 - $109,698  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,335  
Profit Sharing
$599 - $10,471  
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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$49,169 - $115,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 466
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.55 - $63.02  
   
Overtime
$22.67 - $69.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,335  
   
Profit Sharing
$599 - $10,471  
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).
)
$49,169 - $115,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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.

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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

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Experience Affects Safety Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Safety Engineer Salaries


Safety Compliance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$74,000

Training
up arrow 13%

OSHA Compliance
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 7%
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