Safety Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2016
Pay Rates for "Safety Engineer"How much does a Safety Engineer in the federal government get paid? $105,244.76* *Based on the 2016 average.
Safety Engineer was the 344th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 180 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration hired the most employees titled Safety Engineering, with an average salary of $90,604.
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||81||$90,603.59|
|Department of Energy||28||$128,626.96|
|Veterans Health Administration||17||$103,136.47|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||14||$118,489.07|
|Federal Aviation Administration||10||$128,533.50|
|Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services||8||$108,691.13|
|John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field||4||$86,791.00|
|Goddard Space Flight Center||3||$100,809.67|
|National Transportation Safety Board||3||$125,695.67|
|Environmental Protection Agency||2||$92,996.00|
|National Institute of Standards and Technology||2||$120,601.00|
|National Park Service||1||$91,255.00|
|Ames Research Center||1||$151,799.00|
|Langley Research Center||1||$97,378.00|
|Office of Secretary of Transportation||1||$128,223.00|
|Public Buildings Service||1||$144,577.00|
|Bureau of Land Management||1||$58,562.00|
|Bureau of Reclamation||1||$98,538.00|
Safety Engineer Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Safety Engineer is $105,244.76. The highest paid Safety Engineer made $190,550 in 2016.
Common Safety Engineer Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Safety Engineering Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||161|
|FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan||9|
|ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional||3|
|ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag||3|
|ET - Pro Dir Of The Adv Res Prj Ag-en||1|
|EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only||1|
|EQ - Code Use By Dept Of Energy Only||1|
|RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only.||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$32,264.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$136,659.00 / 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|
|Hydrology||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Geology||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Meteorological Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Supply Program Management||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Highway Safety||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
Average Safety Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016
In 2004, the average pay for a Safety Engineer was $87,293. Since then, the average pay has increased to $105,245 in 2016.
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