Salary Survey 2015
Salary by region
Geography played a role in salaries for safety professionals. The region with the largest percentage of high salaries proved to be the Mid-Atlantic states of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In that area, more than one-third (36.6 percent) of safety professionals earned $100,000 or more.
The Pacific and Mountain region followed, with 33.3 percent of respondents earning six figures. Then came New England (32.4 percent), followed by the Central states (31.4 percent).
The area with the lowest percentage of six-figure earners was the Great Lakes region of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio (27.7 percent). The regions with the second and third lowest percentage of high salaries, respectively, were the South Atlantic (28.8 percent) and the East South Central states of Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee (29.9 percent).
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