How Much Do Product Safety Engineers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Product Safety Engineers

Product Safety Engineers develop and conduct tests to evaluate product safety levels and recommend measures to reduce or eliminate hazards.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$97330 per year
Hourly wage
$47 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$55,390 to $71,460 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$27 to $34 per hour

Entry-level Product Safety Engineers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $55,390 to $71,460 per year or $27 to $34 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Product Safety Engineers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $70 $144,800
Senior (Top 25%) $58 $120,890
Middle (Mid 50%) $45 $94,240
Junior (Bottom 25%) $34 $71,460
No experience (Bottom 10%) $27 $55,390

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CA $57 $119,390
NM $57 $117,930
DC $56 $117,140
NJ $52 $108,950
DE $52 $107,830
CO $52 $107,630
CT $51 $106,980
TX $51 $106,330
MA $51 $105,450
LA $50 $104,850

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Product Safety Engineer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Product Safety Engineers are in the states of CA, NM, DC, NJ and DE.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Oil and Gas Extraction $127660 $61.37
Natural Gas Distribution $119060 $57.24
Office Administrative Services $116690 $56.10
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $116130 $55.83
Federal Executive Branch $115400 $55.48
Management of Companies and Enterprises $115000 $55.29
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $114890 $55.23
Scientific Research and Development Services $113660 $54.64
Waste Treatment and Disposal $113240 $54.44
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil $109290 $52.54
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services $109160 $52.48
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $108560 $52.19
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $108550 $52.19
State Government $107600 $51.73
Insurance Carriers $106740 $51.32
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing $106120 $51.02
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $105640 $50.79
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing $105490 $50.72
Employment Services $104520 $50.25
Chemical Manufacturing $104230 $50.11
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas $103950 $49.98
Other Pipeline Transportation $101390 $48.75
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $100690 $48.41
Support Activities for Mining $100590 $48.36
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing $100500 $48.32
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $100450 $48.30
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities $100030 $48.09
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $98050 $47.14
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $97890 $47.06
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing $97820 $47.03

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