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

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
8%
risk level
POLLING
35%
Based on 42 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
3.5%
by year 2032
WAGES
$103,690
or $49.85 per hour
Volume
22,510
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
6.5/10

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Automation risk

8% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Persuasion

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

User poll

35% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 8% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors' job openings is expected to rise 3.5% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors' was $103,690, or $49 per hour

'Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors' were paid 115.8% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 22,510 people employed as 'Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 6 thousand people are employed as 'Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors'.

Job description

Promote worksite or product safety by applying knowledge of industrial processes, mechanics, chemistry, psychology, and industrial health and safety laws. Includes industrial product safety engineers.

SOC Code: 17-2111.00

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Comments

Ahmed bin Abdullah abbadi (Highly likely) says
Any business or any startup doing before..a person first thing about risk level , risk factors , analysis. Safe system of work or operation Work employees safety measures policy benefits and services safety person doing important roles in growth companies and environment...
Mar 18, 2024 at 06:22 AM
James (Low) says
Significant portions of this job are already automated however, in the short term, where a large number of companies have ad hoc production set ups with older machinery, there is likely a long time as companies start to replace old equipment
Feb 01, 2023 at 05:35 PM
yes (Highly likely) says
You don't need a human to do most jobs performed by engineers
Mar 11, 2021 at 02:02 AM

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