Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant Salary

Average Environmental Health & Safety Assistants in the United States make around $14.71 per hour. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. Job satisfaction for Environmental Health & Safety Assistants is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$24,080 - $69,766
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$43K
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MEDIAN: $42,848
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$10.04 - $24.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,080 - $69,766  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,800  
Total Pay (?
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$21,578 - $56,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $24.41  
   
Overtime
$17.89 - $30.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,800  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,578 - $56,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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Job Description for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant

An Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) assistant tends to serve different functions depending on the company they work for. Some deal solely with the recycling program of their business. In an effort to keep their business within Environmental Protection Agency guidelines and regulations, others may be involved in activities that are far more in-depth. As an assistant, they tend not to stay in their position very long since it is usually just a stepping stone in the industry. The educational requirement for this position is generally a bachelor's degree in program related to EHS, such as occupational health and safety. Some businesses prefer applicants that have taken some master's level coursework in a related field. On-the-job experience is not typically required as it is an assistant position.

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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant Tasks

  • Work with safety officer to implement and audit procedures.
  • Document and investigate environment, health and safety complaints.
  • Coordinate inspections and surveys and track hazards and problems, including resolutions.
  • Collect data, analyze data and create reports, recommendations and communications.

Common Career Paths for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant


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Environmental Health & Safety Assistants who move on to become Environmental Health & Safety Specialists may enjoy significant pay raises, as Environmental Health & Safety Specialists get paid an average of $59K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $36K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $49K. Environmental Health & Safety Assistants bring in $39K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $43K.

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Key Stats for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
▲25%

Late-Career
▲10%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Skills That Affect Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant Salaries

Environmental Compliance
▲9%

Training Program Development
▼0%

National Average
$39,000

Safety Compliance
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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