Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant Salary

Median pay for Environmental Health & Safety Assistants in the United States is around $16.03 per hour. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The majority of Environmental Health & Safety Assistants (67 percent) who took the survey are women. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,290 - $57,727

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$11.18 - $21.89

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,290 - $57,727  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,991  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,500  
Total Pay (?
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$24,263 - $51,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.18 - $21.89  
   
Overtime
$17.45 - $31.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,991  
   
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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$24,263 - $51,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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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. Training Program Development and Safety Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $36K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $42K. For Environmental Health & Safety Assistants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $39K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $43K on average.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

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

Training Program Development
up arrow 6%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 5%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 15%
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