Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant Salary

Median pay for Environmental Health & Safety Assistants in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $16.50 per hour. Most Environmental Health & Safety Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. More than half of Environmental Health & Safety Assistants (65 percent) survey participants are women. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$29,361 - $58,640
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$59K
MEDIAN: $39,838
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$10.90 - $22.30
(Median)
$11
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,361 - $58,640  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,016  
Profit Sharing
$983  
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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$23,765 - $52,356  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.90 - $22.30  
   
Overtime
$17.68 - $32.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,016  
   
Profit Sharing
$983  
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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$23,765 - $52,356  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Environmental Health & Safety Assistants who took the survey. Skill set and salary are closely correlated, and individuals who are practiced in Environmental Compliance, Safety Compliance and Training Program Development abilities will see corresponding pay increases between 3 percent and 13 percent.

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 $37K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $43K. Environmental Health & Safety Assistants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $39K. 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 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$38,000

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

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 13%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 5%

Training Program Development
up arrow 3%

National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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