Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
24,530 1.9 % $40.79 $84,850 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.20 $30.07 $39.34 $50.43 $60.99
Annual Wage (2) $48,260 $62,540 $81,830 $104,900 $126,850


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 2,100 0.30 $38.16 $79,380
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,090 0.15 $42.73 $88,880
Utility System Construction 1,300 0.28 $37.07 $77,100
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,270 0.02 $34.00 $70,710
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,080 0.09 $39.39 $81,930

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 440 0.48 $41.84 $87,020
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 560 0.39 $47.20 $98,180
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 400 0.36 $48.50 $100,870
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 420 0.32 $42.47 $88,330
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 340 0.32 $40.28 $83,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 340 0.18 $55.56 $115,560
Natural Gas Distribution 90 0.09 $54.61 $113,590
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 30 (7) $51.26 $106,620
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 80 0.04 $50.78 $105,630
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 700 0.04 $50.28 $104,570


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 2,780 0.18 1.01 $45.10 $93,810
Texas 2,360 0.21 1.16 $48.26 $100,380
New York 1,470 0.17 0.92 $41.37 $86,060
Pennsylvania 1,220 0.22 1.19 $38.32 $79,710
Georgia 1,200 0.30 1.66 $35.12 $73,050




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 0.60 3.29 $57.36 $119,310
Oklahoma 830 0.53 2.92 $40.82 $84,910
Louisiana 800 0.42 2.31 $34.98 $72,750
New Mexico 260 0.33 1.84 $33.91 $70,540
Hawaii 200 0.33 1.81 $35.32 $73,470




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 0.60 3.29 $57.36 $119,310
Delaware 60 0.14 0.77 $50.41 $104,840
Texas 2,360 0.21 1.16 $48.26 $100,380
District of Columbia 220 0.33 1.81 $46.95 $97,650
Colorado 420 0.18 0.97 $46.82 $97,380





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 1,160 0.41 2.24 $53.55 $111,370
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 750 0.14 0.77 $41.60 $86,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 690 0.29 1.58 $36.25 $75,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 660 0.16 0.90 $46.02 $95,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 520 0.22 1.22 $49.35 $102,650
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 500 0.13 0.74 $33.87 $70,460
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 420 0.23 1.25 $42.03 $87,410
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 360 0.16 0.89 $44.83 $93,240
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 340 0.19 1.03 $37.78 $78,590
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.33 1.81 $50.89 $105,850




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 200 1.99 10.98 $49.91 $103,800
Lake Charles, LA 80 0.94 5.15 $33.03 $68,700
Huntsville, AL 170 0.84 4.61 $50.40 $104,830
Anchorage, AK 140 0.78 4.27 $59.12 $122,960
Decatur, AL 40 0.71 3.90 $47.73 $99,270
Baton Rouge, LA 260 0.69 3.78 $37.38 $77,750
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 140 0.69 3.80 $42.33 $88,040
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 120 0.67 3.71 $38.20 $79,460
Tulsa, OK 280 0.64 3.55 $41.44 $86,200
Longview, TX 60 0.63 3.46 $41.14 $85,580




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)
Anchorage, AK 140 0.78 4.27 $59.12 $122,960
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,160 0.41 2.24 $53.55 $111,370
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 130 0.10 0.56 $52.08 $108,320
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.33 1.81 $50.89 $105,850
Huntsville, AL 170 0.84 4.61 $50.40 $104,830
Colorado Springs, CO 40 0.17 0.93 $50.04 $104,080
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 200 1.99 10.98 $49.91 $103,800
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 180 0.18 0.99 $49.69 $103,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 520 0.22 1.22 $49.35 $102,650
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.06 0.36 $49.29 $102,530

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)
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.70 3.86 $28.85 $60,010
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.54 3.00 (8) (8)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 3.07 $29.79 $61,970
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.17 0.95 $34.46 $71,680
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 2.85 $37.35 $77,690

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 50 0.76 4.21 $34.85 $72,480
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.70 3.86 $28.85 $60,010
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 50 0.66 3.62 $32.80 $68,220
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.63 3.49 $54.85 $114,090
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 3.07 $29.79 $61,970

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 50 0.63 3.49 $54.85 $114,090
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 1.46 $48.48 $100,830
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $43.51 $90,500
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.23 $43.32 $90,100
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 1.12 $41.19 $85,680


About May 2014 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015