Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant Salary

An average Environmental Health & Safety Assistant in the United States can expect to take home roughly $15.70 per hour. Job satisfaction for Environmental Health & Safety Assistants is high. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. There are more female Environmental Health & Safety Assistants who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 65 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,320 - $57,899
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$58K
MEDIAN: $39,442
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$11.24 - $21.81
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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
$29,320 - $57,899  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,989  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,500  
Total Pay (?
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$24,370 - $50,759  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.24 - $21.81  
   
Overtime
$17.45 - $31.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,989  
   
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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$24,370 - $50,759  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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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Environmental Health & Safety Assistants who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Training Program Development and Safety Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $35K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $42K. Environmental Health & Safety Assistants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $39K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $43K on average.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

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

Training Program Development
up arrow 8%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 6%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
60%
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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