Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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. Includes industrial product safety engineers.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
23,850 1.9 % $39.10 $81,320 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.98 $28.87 $37.89 $48.82 $58.09
Annual Wage (2) $45,720 $60,050 $78,820 $101,530 $120,830


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,370 0.36 $37.19 $77,360
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 1,920 0.14 $39.98 $83,160
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,260 0.02 $34.72 $72,210
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,160 0.10 $35.26 $73,340
State Government (OES Designation) 1,020 0.05 $39.46 $82,070

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 120 0.42 $43.79 $91,080
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 380 0.42 $41.77 $86,880
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 550 0.38 $45.59 $94,830
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,370 0.36 $37.19 $77,360
Waste Treatment and Disposal 330 0.35 $40.03 $83,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 330 0.17 $54.49 $113,340
Natural Gas Distribution 90 0.08 $52.46 $109,110
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $51.27 $106,650
Household Appliance Manufacturing 30 0.06 $51.11 $106,320
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 720 0.04 $49.52 $103,000


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,660 0.18 1.01 $43.90 $91,300
Texas 2,100 0.19 1.07 $46.29 $96,290
New York 1,450 0.17 0.93 $40.95 $85,170
Pennsylvania 1,320 0.23 1.30 $35.10 $73,010
Georgia 1,150 0.30 1.65 $34.20 $71,130




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 190 0.59 3.26 $52.07 $108,300
Oklahoma 770 0.50 2.75 $39.25 $81,630
Louisiana 850 0.45 2.52 $31.44 $65,390
New Mexico 280 0.36 1.98 $33.74 $70,180
Hawaii 220 0.36 2.00 $34.86 $72,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 190 0.59 3.26 $52.07 $108,300
Texas 2,100 0.19 1.07 $46.29 $96,290
District of Columbia 140 0.21 1.18 $46.18 $96,060
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $45.44 $94,510
Colorado 330 0.15 0.81 $45.08 $93,770





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 860 0.31 1.74 $52.65 $109,510
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 760 0.14 0.80 $42.42 $88,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 690 0.30 1.67 $34.65 $72,080
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 620 0.17 0.93 $35.62 $74,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 590 0.15 0.83 $45.56 $94,770
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 450 0.21 1.16 $45.09 $93,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 430 0.18 1.02 $47.00 $97,760
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 420 0.24 1.32 $37.08 $77,130
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.42 2.31 $42.81 $89,040
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 390 0.21 1.17 $38.47 $80,010




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 170 1.68 9.32 $44.20 $91,930
Lafayette, LA 190 1.22 6.78 $18.42 $38,320
Lake Charles, LA 90 1.01 5.61 $29.70 $61,780
Decatur, AL 40 0.77 4.30 $48.91 $101,730
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 120 0.72 3.98 $37.66 $78,320
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 50 0.71 3.93 $40.74 $84,750
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 110 0.71 3.96 $45.54 $94,720
Anchorage, AK 120 0.71 3.95 $50.48 $104,990
Baton Rouge, LA 250 0.69 3.83 $35.84 $74,540
Knoxville, TN 220 0.68 3.78 $39.66 $82,500




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 860 0.31 1.74 $52.65 $109,510
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 120 0.10 0.54 $50.61 $105,260
Anchorage, AK 120 0.71 3.95 $50.48 $104,990
Colorado Springs, CO 30 0.13 0.70 $50.31 $104,640
Decatur, AL 40 0.77 4.30 $48.91 $101,730
Huntsville, AL 130 0.62 3.44 $48.77 $101,440
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA (8) (8) (8) $48.74 $101,390
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 160 0.17 0.94 $47.08 $97,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 430 0.18 1.02 $47.00 $97,760
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.12 0.67 $45.71 $95,080

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.56 3.09 $26.25 $54,590
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.57 3.18 $28.39 $59,060
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.60 3.35 $34.84 $72,460
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 80 0.65 3.62 $30.23 $62,870
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 2.94 $34.30 $71,350

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.81 4.52 $33.06 $68,760
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.78 4.34 $56.99 $118,530
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 80 0.65 3.62 $30.23 $62,870
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.60 3.35 $34.84 $72,460
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.57 3.18 $28.39 $59,060

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.78 4.34 $56.99 $118,530
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $44.68 $92,940
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.25 $41.59 $86,520
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.53 $39.67 $82,510
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 1.33 $38.25 $79,550


About May 2013 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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