A Safety Engineer earns an average salary of $70,784 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$50,041 - $103,644
(Median)
$50K
$71K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,783
10%
50%
90%

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$15.61 - $69.94
(Median)
$16
$26
$70
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,041 - $103,644  
   
Bonus
$739 - $12,913  
Profit Sharing
$769 - $9,274  
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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$50,198 - $109,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 376
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.61 - $69.94  
   
Overtime
$22.84 - $50.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$739 - $12,913  
   
Profit Sharing
$769 - $9,274  
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).
)
$50,198 - $109,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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

National Average: $71,518

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Experience Affects Safety Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Safety Engineer Salaries

Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 6%

OSHA Compliance
up arrow 5%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 1%

Safety Compliance
0%

National Average
$72,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Ergonomics
up arrow 4%

Industrial Hygiene
up arrow 9%

Training
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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