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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant Salary

The average Environmental Health & Safety Assistant in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $16.14 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Environmental Health & Safety Assistants (67 percent) survey participants are women. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$29,723 - $57,155
(Median)
$30K
$39K
$57K
MEDIAN: $39,226
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$12.03 - $22.06
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$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,723 - $57,155  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $4,500  
Total Pay (?
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$26,426 - $50,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.03 - $22.06  
   
Overtime
$17.22 - $31.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $4,500  
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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$26,426 - $50,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Environmental Health & Safety Assistants who took the survey. Safety Compliance and Training Program Development are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 14 percent and 5 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $36K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $41K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Environmental Health & Safety Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $39K. Environmental Health & Safety Assistants who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $42K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

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

Safety Compliance
up arrow 14%

Training Program Development
up arrow 5%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 15%