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Health and Safety Engineers in California

Is California a good place for you to work as a Health and Safety Engineer?

10.7% Jobs Projection
$109,600 Median Salary
220 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Health and Safety Engineers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Health and Safety Engineers in California is growing faster than average.

  • Health and Safety Engineers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Health and Safety Engineers Work in California?

2,340 people worked as Health and Safety Engineers in 2018 in this state.

There were 2,780 Health and Safety Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 440 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 325 Health and Safety Engineers working in it, which means California has more Health and Safety Engineers than average.


Job Projections for California

Jobs for Health and Safety Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 10.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.5%.


California Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 220 annual Health and Safety Engineers job openings in California, and 3,100 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,900 annual jobs and 28,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Health and Safety Engineers Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Health and Safety Engineers ranged from $71,150 to $141,450 with $109,600 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $34.21 to $68.01. The median hourly rate was $52.69.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $52.81 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.12.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top California Metros for Health and Safety Engineers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Health and Safety Engineers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,020 $108,080
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 280 $114,200
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 200 $98,970
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 170 $116,220
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 160 $121,820
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 $106,730
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 50 $109,840
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 40 $101,770
Bakersfield, CA 40 $95,400

Top States for Health and Safety Engineers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Health and Safety Engineers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 3,640 $96,450
California 2,340 $109,600
New York 1,830 $91,630
Georgia 1,410 $73,500
Pennsylvania 1,410 $101,390
Tennessee 870 $76,370
Florida 830 $74,350
Wisconsin 810 $66,060
Maryland 740 $96,750
Michigan 710 $85,080
Massachusetts 670 $93,990
Arizona 650 $69,050
South Carolina 650 $77,840
Oklahoma 610 $85,630
North Carolina 570 $74,950
Illinois 570 $83,160
Washington 560 $94,970
Ohio 550 $87,970
New Jersey 540 $106,990
Alabama 500 $96,750

Below are the states where Health and Safety Engineers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $115,720
New Mexico $114,590
Delaware $112,460
California $109,600
New Jersey $106,990
Pennsylvania $101,390
Colorado $99,430
Alabama $96,750
Maryland $96,750
Texas $96,450

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