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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator Salary

Average Environmental Health & Safety Coordinators in the United States make around $54K annually. Final cash compensation to Environmental Health & Safety Coordinators varies from around $36K to approximately $78K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $7K and $10K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Environmental Health & Safety Coordinators (66 percent) who took the survey are men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,321 - $78,803
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$79K
MEDIAN: $53,985
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$13.85 - $27.76
(Median)
$14
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,321 - $78,803  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,839  
Profit Sharing
$850 - $9,770  
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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$35,564 - $78,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 881
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.85 - $27.76  
   
Overtime
$18.95 - $40.28  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,839  
   
Profit Sharing
$850 - $9,770  
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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$35,564 - $78,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 237
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Job Description for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator

Environmental health and safety (EHS) coordinators work to create and enforce a culture of safety within their organizations. They implement programs, policies, and assessments to ensure their company is in compliance with all federal and internal health and safety rules. They may also review reports and findings to monitor performance and detect trends related to health and safety.

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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator Tasks

  • Conduct job exposure analyses to ensure safe work environments according to EHS standards.
  • Coordinate with Human Resources to maintain policies and procedures.
  • Develop, implement, and administer safety and health programs.

Common Career Paths for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator


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While not commonly seen, Environmental Health & Safety Coordinators who transition into an Environmental Health & Safety Director position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Environmental Health & Safety Directors is $103K per year. A common career progression for an Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator is to become an Environmental Health & Safety Manager or an Environmental Health & Safety Specialist. Compared to Environmental Health & Safety Coordinators, the first group earns $21K more on average, and the second group earns $5K more.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator


Environmental Health & Safety Coordinators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, Environmental Compliance, OSHA Compliance, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in OSHA Compliance indicates knowledge of Training and Environmental Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Environmental Health & Safety Coordinators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $49K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $56K. Environmental Health & Safety Coordinators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $58K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $65K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Environmental Health & Safety Coordinators that is 26 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Environmental Health & Safety Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+19 percent), Midland (+17 percent), Dallas (+12 percent), and Rochester (+12 percent). Columbus ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 4 percent below the national average.

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator Reviews

What is it like working as an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator?

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator in New Orleans:
Pros: Laid back, interesting, a new challenge everyday, knowing your work goes to protect the health and safety of people.
Cons: Managers are not always on the same page when it comes to safety culture. No managers wants employees injuried but all managers are not will to invest the time and appropriate funds to significantly elimnate or reduce the potential for injury.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$53,000


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


Environmental Compliance
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OSHA Compliance
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Training
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National Average
$53,000

Safety Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 232 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%