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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant Salary

Environmental Health & Safety Assistants in the United States take home approximately $15.92 per hour on average. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. There are more female Environmental Health & Safety Assistants who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 67 percent. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,402 - $57,551
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$58K
MEDIAN: $39,677
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$11.20 - $22.12
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$11
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,402 - $57,551  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,996  
Profit Sharing
$504 - $4,578  
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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$24,639 - $51,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.20 - $22.12  
   
Overtime
$17.00 - $32.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,996  
   
Profit Sharing
$504 - $4,578  
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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$24,639 - $51,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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.

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Survey takers who work as Environmental Health & Safety Assistants report a focused set of job skills. Safety Compliance and Training Program Development are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 6 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.


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 $42K. Environmental Health & Safety Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $39K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $43K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

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

Safety Compliance
up arrow 9%

Training Program Development
up arrow 6%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 16%
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