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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salary

Environmental Health & Safety Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $65K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $9K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Environmental Health & Safety Engineers can bottom out near $45K or peak near $97K depending on individual performance. Male Environmental Health & Safety Engineers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 66 percent of professionals. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,256 - $93,751
(Median)
$46K
$65K
$94K
MEDIAN: $65,099
10%
50%
90%

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$10.48 - $35.44
(Median)
$10
$21
$35
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$46,256 - $93,751  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,909  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $8,373  
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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$45,351 - $97,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 277
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$10.48 - $35.44  
   
Overtime
$0.75 - $62.42  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,909  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $8,373  
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).
)
$45,351 - $97,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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Job Description for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer

  • Identify and monitor potential hazards and mitigation techniques.
  • Install test machinery and test air quality, noise level, temperature or radiation and suggest solutions to compliance problems.
  • Plan, implement, and coordinate safety programs to prevent or correct hazardous environmental working conditions.

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


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Environmental Health & Safety Engineers may progress into high-paying roles like Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineer, where median compensation is $90K annually.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer


Environmental Health & Safety Engineers report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Safety Compliance, OSHA Compliance, and Environmental Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people familiar with OSHA Compliance also know Environmental Compliance.

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

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Environmental Health & Safety Engineers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $59K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $69K. Environmental Health & Safety Engineers bring in $74K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $86K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%



National Average
$65,000


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

Safety Compliance
up arrow 1%

OSHA Compliance
0%

National Average
$65,000

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 7%