Safety Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2022
Pay Rates for "Safety Engineer"How much does a Safety Engineer in the federal government get paid? $113,411.39* *Based on the 2022 average.
Safety Engineer was the 346th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 146 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2022, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration hired the most employees titled Safety Engineering, with an average salary of $96,922.
Government Safety Engineering jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Safety Engineering job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.
Agencies that have hired a Safety Engineer
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Occupational Safety and Health Administration||80||$96,921.81|
|Department of Energy||16||$130,790.47|
|Federal Aviation Administration||11||$138,195.18|
|Veterans Health Administration||10||$121,703.20|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||8||$144,180.63|
|Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services||6||$131,776.00|
|Goddard Space Flight Center||3||$146,519.00|
|National Institute of Standards and Technology||2||$159,921.50|
|Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs)||2||$116,613.00|
|Environmental Protection Agency||1||$117,687.00|
|Bureau of Land Management||1||$68,421.00|
|Bureau of Reclamation||1||$124,844.00|
Safety Engineer Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Safety Engineer is $113,411.39. The highest paid Safety Engineer made $208,758 in 2022.
Common Safety Engineer Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Safety Engineering Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||131|
|FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan||11|
|ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional||2|
|ER - Scientific, Engineering & Professonal Pers Of The Adv Research Proj Agcy-en||1|
|EN - National Nuclear Security Administration Excepted Service Only||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$36,070.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$152,771.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Professional and Scientific|
|Occupation Family:||0800 ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade
GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Safety Engineering jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Compliance Inspection and Support||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Criminal Investigation||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Building Management||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Land Surveying||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Geophysics||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
Average Safety Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022
In 2004, the average pay for a Safety Engineer was $87,293. Since then, the average pay has increased to $113,411 in 2022.
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