$71,422
Avg. Salary
$28.00
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,867

Bonus

$2,500

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Safety Engineer is $28.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Safety Engineer is $71,422 per year.

10%
$15.64
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$28.00
50%
$59.55
90%
90%
MEDIAN $28.00
10%
$52k
10%
$71k
50%
$109k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $71,422
$51,963 - $108,911
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$110K
MEDIAN: $71,422
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$15.64 - $59.55
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$0$113K
Salary $51,963 - $108,911
Bonus $501 - $12,080
Profit Sharing $475 - $13,000
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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$51,307 - $113,893
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 666
Hourly Data $0$69
Hourly Rate $15.64 - $59.55
Overtime $23.49 - $69.13
Annual Data $0$113K
Bonus $501 - $12,080
Profit Sharing $475 - $13,000
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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$51,307 - $113,893
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 59

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
  • 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.

Safety Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$103K

$65,853

$63,886

$80,600

Common Career Paths for Safety Engineer


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Though not the most common occurrence, Safety Engineers sometimes become Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers, where the average income is $90K per year. As Safety Engineers progress in their field, many go on to become Environmental Health & Safety Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $75K per year. Another common career choice for Safety Engineers is to move into a Safety Manager role. Typically, Safety Managers get paid $62K.

Safety Engineer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Safety Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Safety Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Safety Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 212 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Safety Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 124 salaries. An experienced Safety Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 81 salaries. A Safety Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 37 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

19%

National Average: $72,464

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 37 percent, Safety Engineers in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Safety Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Huntsville (+36 percent), Los Angeles (+23 percent), Washington (+22 percent), and Houston (+21 percent). Compared to the national average, Chicago Safety Engineers have considerably lower salaries, 21 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Denver (9 percent less) and Minneapolis (8 percent less).

Safety Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Safety Engineer?

Safety Engineer:
Good company to work for with good benefits and pay is really good. Hard to get promoted and can be very political at times. The people are really nice and helpful to new employees. The time off is generous for expecting mothers and dads.

Safety Engineer in Davenport:
"I enjoy my company, coworkers and job."
Pros: The people I work with are very friendly and helpful. I enjoy the challenges of my job and feel fulfilled by the work that I am doing.
Cons: I feel that based on my qualifications I am underpaid my industry as well as company standards and that is discouraging.

Safety Engineer in Denver:
"Cost of living has increased but city has lots to do."
Pros: Plenty to offer from the mountains to the flat lands. Seasons throughout the year are great.
Cons: Current cost of living increase.

Safety Engineer in Oak Brook:
Pros: I like how my job is constantly changing and there are a variety of complex problems to solve.
Cons: I'm not sure how the path to promotion works around here.

Safety Engineer in Milwaukee:
"Civil liability."
Understand what your personal liability can be.

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Key Stats for Safety Engineer

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Safety Engineer Salaries

▲34%

▲16%

▲8%

National Average
$72,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Safety Engineer Salaries

Risk Management / Risk Control
▲12%

Training Program Development
▲4%

OSHA Compliance
▲3%

National Average
$72,000


Safety Compliance
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼3%

Ergonomics
▼5%

Industrial Hygiene
▼11%

Training
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 10%