Environmental Health & Safety Assistants in the United States can expect to earn an average of $14.89 per hour. Women Environmental Health & Safety Assistants who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Environmental Health & Safety Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$24,161 - $69,531
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MEDIAN: $41,383
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$10.07 - $21.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,161 - $69,531  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,497  
Total Pay (?
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$21,742 - $55,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $21.67  
   
Overtime
$17.93 - $30.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,497  
   
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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$21,742 - $55,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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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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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $38K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $40K. Environmental Health & Safety Assistants bring in $39K after working for 10 to 20 years. Environmental Health & Safety Assistants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $43K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Experienced
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National Average
$39,000

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

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 9%

Training Program Development
0%

National Average
$39,000

Safety Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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