The average salary for a Safety Engineer is $74,430.
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What Do Safety Engineers Do?
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.…Read more
Safety Engineer Tasks
- Plan, implement, and coordinate safety programs to prevent or correct hazardous environmental working conditions.
- Install test machinery and test air quality, noise level, temperature or radiation and suggest solutions to compliance problems.
- Identify and monitor potential hazards and mitigation techniques.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Safety Engineer
The top respondents for the job title Safety Engineer are from the companies M. A. Mortenson Company, Lockheed Martin Corp and Raytheon Missile Systems. Reported salaries are highest at Jacobs Engineering Group Inc where the average pay is $82,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Raytheon Missile Systems and International Paper Co, earning around $78,642 and $76,454, respectively. Intertek pays the lowest at around $55,000. Lockheed Martin Corp and Hussey Copper also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $68,860 and $70,000, respectively.
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What Are Popular Skills for Safety Engineers?
Skills in Safety Compliance, Risk Management / Risk Control, Regulatory Compliance and OSHA Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Construction Site Inspection.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Safety Engineers?
An entry-level Safety Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,483 based on 44 salaries. An early career Safety Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,539 based on 240 salaries. A mid-career Safety Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,944 based on 151 salaries. An experienced Safety Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,532 based on 109 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $100,774.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Safety Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 22.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (15.5% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (12.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (19.2% less) and Detroit, Michigan (1.2% less).
Years of Experience
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