Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant Salary

The average Environmental Health & Safety Assistant in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $15.92 per hour. Female Environmental Health & Safety Assistants are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (67 percent) are women. Most Environmental Health & Safety Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,320 - $57,899
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$58K
MEDIAN: $39,442
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$11.20 - $21.86
(Median)
$11
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,320 - $57,899  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,993  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,500  
Total Pay (?
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$24,263 - $51,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.20 - $21.86  
   
Overtime
$17.51 - $31.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,993  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,500  
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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$24,263 - $51,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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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

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

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


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Advancing into an Environmental Health & Safety Specialist role seems to be a popular career move for Environmental Health & Safety Assistants, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $59K per year.

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Survey results show that Environmental Health & Safety Assistants typically report just a few professional skills. Training Program Development and Safety Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 7 percent, respectively.

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

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $35K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $42K. Environmental Health & Safety Assistants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $39K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $43K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

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

Safety Compliance
up arrow 7%

Training Program Development
up arrow 7%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 16%
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