The average salary for a Safety Engineer is $70,728 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Regulatory Compliance is associated with high pay for this job.
Safety Engineer Total Pay (?
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$48,647 - $108,277
(Median)
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88K
110K
MEDIAN: $70,727
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Safety Engineer Total Pay (?
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$13.43 - $45.14
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45
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,647 - $108,277  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,289  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,204  
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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$47,411 - $112,487  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 469
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.43 - $45.14  
   
Overtime
$11.63 - $65.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,289  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,204  
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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$47,411 - $112,487  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 469
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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
New York
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Detroit
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Washington
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National Average
$72,000
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Experience Affects Safety Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%
Experienced
up arrow 24%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$72,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Safety Engineer Salaries

National Average
$72,000
Training
up arrow 8%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 112 votes.
Gender
Female
24%
female alumni
 
Male
76%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 7%
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