The median annual wage of health and safety engineers was $75,430 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $45,530 and the top 10 percent earned more than $114,470.
Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of health and safety engineers in May 2010 were as follows:
|State government, excluding education and hospitals||$82,760|
|Local government, excluding education and hospitals||81,130|
|Architectural, engineering, and related services||75,300|
|Management, scientific, and technical consulting services||73,520|
|Nonresidential building construction||68,360|
Most health and safety engineers work full time.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition