Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors

Promote worksite or product safety by applying knowledge of industrial processes, mechanics, chemistry, psychology, and industrial health and safety laws. Include industrial product safety engineers.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
25,860 3.4 % $31.78 $66,110 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.20 $23.99 $30.64 $38.22 $44.65
Annual Wage (2) $39,930 $49,900 $63,730 $79,500 $92,870

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal government (OES designation) 2,700 $35.39 $73,620
Insurance carriers 1,760 $31.52 $65,570
Local government (OES designation) 1,490 $29.93 $62,260
Nonresidential building construction 1,460 $28.37 $59,010
State government (OES designation) 1,450 $28.38 $59,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Architectural and engineering services 1,410 $43.36 $90,190
Other food manufacturing 50 $38.60 $80,290
Scientific research and development services 600 $37.93 $78,890
Oil and gas extraction 40 $36.52 $75,950
Federal government (OES designation) 2,700 $35.39 $73,620

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Maryland 1,060 $37.02 $77,000 0.043%
Delaware 160 $32.47 $67,540 0.039%
South Carolina 630 $31.90 $66,350 0.036%
Arizona 830 $31.81 $66,160 0.036%
Louisiana 660 $28.53 $59,350 0.035%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Florida 1,000 $44.90 $93,400 0.014%
Alaska 90 $44.29 $92,120 0.031%
District of Columbia 140 $38.83 $80,770 0.023%
Maryland 1,060 $37.02 $77,000 0.043%
Colorado 320 $35.02 $72,850 0.015%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, WA MSA 140 $35.14 $73,090 0.173%
Lake Charles, LA MSA 70 $31.54 $65,600 0.087%
Bloomington-Normal, IL MSA 70 $23.38 $48,620 0.084%
Baton Rouge, LA MSA 200 $30.45 $63,340 0.067%
Augusta-Aiken, GA-SC MSA 130 $31.21 $64,920 0.064%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Anchorage, AK MSA 50 $54.63 $113,640 0.036%
Bryan-College Station, TX MSA (7) $45.61 $94,880 (7)
Boulder-Longmont, CO PMSA 40 $44.75 $93,080 0.026%
San Jose, CA PMSA 420 $40.34 $83,910 0.049%
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 970 $39.52 $82,210 0.035%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) Estimates not released.

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May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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