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    Employment statistics: safety professionals

    April 29, 2011

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    Engineers | Technicians | Specialists

     
    Health and Safety Engineers
    (except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors)


    10-Year Employment Projection – Health and Safety Engineers

    2008

    2018

    Percent Change

    25,700 28,300 +10.3%

    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2009


    2009 Employment and Annual Median Wage by industry – Health and Safety Engineers
    Industry Employment Annual median wage
    Mining 380 $69,890
    Utilities 460 $81,760
    Construction 5,170 $66,410
    Manufacturing 5,710 $74,840
    Wholesale trade 330  $73,480
    Transportation/warehousing 800 $71,180
    Real estate/rental/leasing 40 $71,490
    Finance and insurance 310 $87,210
    Professional/scientific/tech services 3,960 $79,240
    Management of companies/enterprises 830 $83,360
    Administrative/support/waste management/
      remediation services
    1,320 $70,180
    Educational services 330

    $63,430

    Health care and social assistance 320 $48,520
    Federal, state, and local government 3,960 $82,480

    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2009


    Occupational Health and Safety Technicians

    10-Year Employment Projection – Health and Safety Technicians

    2008

    2018

    Percent Change

    10,900 12,500 +14%

    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2009


    2009 Employment and Annual Median Wage by Industry – Health and Safety Technicians
    Industry Employment Annual median wage
    Mining 700 $53,820
    Utilities 220 $67,510
    Construction 320 $45,480
    Manufacturing 1,360 $45,610
    Wholesale trade 140  $42,010
    Transportation/warehousing 290 $42,230
    Real estate/rental/leasing 60 $51,040
    Finance and insurance * $48,350
    Professional/scientific/tech services 1,060 $39,290
    Management of companies/enterprises 270 $44,870
    Administrative/support/waste management/
      remediation services
    600 $44,420
    Educational services 790

    $45,610

    Health care and social assistance 1,300 $40,120
    Federal, state, and local government 2,700 $45,740
    Other service (non-government) 60 $45,080

    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2009


    Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

    10-Year Employment Projection – Health and Safety Specialists

    2008

    2018

    Percent Change

    55,800 62,000 +11%

    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2009


    2009 Employment and Annual Median Wage by Industry – Health and Safety Specialists
    Industry Employment Annual median wage
    Mining 1,710 $66,040
    Utilities 1,220 $74,610
    Construction 1,980 $60,500
    Manufacturing 7,750 $63,800
    Wholesale trade 570  $60,920
    Transportation/warehousing 1,920 $63,440
    Retail 60 $60,360
    Information 270 $74,340
    Real estate/rental/leasing 100 $62,440
    Finance and insurance 710 $69,930
    Professional/scientific/tech services 5,130 $63,860
    Management of companies/enterprises 1,590 $70,490
    Administrative/support/waste management/
      remediation services
    1,850 $68,900
    Educational services 2,310

    $56,080

    Health care and social assistance 4,630 $59,110
    Accomodation and food services 60 $52,890
    Federal, state, and local government 19,530 $62,340
    Other services (non-government) 400 $54,970

    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2009

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