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Safety Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Safety Engineer"

How much does a Safety Engineer in the federal government get paid? $101,599.69* *Based on the 2012 average.

Safety Engineer was the 348th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 175 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration hired the most employees titled Safety Engineering, with an average salary of $88,660.

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.

Job Description

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

Safety Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Safety Engineer is $101,599.69. The highest paid Safety Engineer made $179,700 in 2012.

Common Safety Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Safety Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 158
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 6
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 4
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 3
ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag 2
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 1
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 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

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 SupportClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Criminal InvestigationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Building ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Land SurveyingProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
GeophysicsProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average Safety Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Safety Engineer was $87,293. Since then, the average pay has increased to $111,528 in 2021.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0803.

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