Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant Salary

An average Environmental Health & Safety Assistant in the United States can expect to take home roughly $16.50 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Environmental Health & Safety Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Environmental Health & Safety Assistants (65 percent) survey participants are women. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,361 - $58,640
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$59K
MEDIAN: $39,838
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90%

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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 often transition into Environmental Health & Safety Specialist positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Environmental Health & Safety Specialists earn $59K per year.

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Environmental Health & Safety Assistants report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Environmental Compliance, Safety Compliance, and Training Program Development are correlated to pay that is above average, leading to increases ranging from 3 percent to 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $37K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $43K. Environmental Health & Safety Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $39K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings 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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