Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant Salary

The average Environmental Health & Safety Assistant in the United States earns approximately $15.10 per hour. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Environmental Health & Safety Assistants (53 percent) survey respondents. For the most part, Environmental Health & Safety Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,672 - $69,531
$24K
$41K
$70K
MEDIAN: $41,297
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$10.01 - $24.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$23,672 - $69,531  
   
Bonus
$300.00 - $4,800  
Total Pay (?
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$21,332 - $55,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $24.57  
   
Overtime
$17.93 - $30.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$300.00 - $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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$21,332 - $55,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41

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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 often transition into Environmental Health & Safety Specialist positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Environmental Health & Safety Specialists earn $59K per year.

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

Pay by Experience for an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 49 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 20 salaries. An Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
▲31%

Late-Career
▲10%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$39,000

▼6%

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

Training Program Development
▼0%

National Average
$39,000


Environmental Compliance
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 11%