Median pay for Environmental Health & Safety Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $68K per year. Final cash compensation to Environmental Health & Safety Engineers varies from around $48K to approximately $102K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $9K, respectively. In this profession, almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a large number have vision insurance, as well. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Environmental Health & Safety Engineers who answered the questionnnaire. Work is enjoyable for Environmental Health & Safety Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$48,213 - $98,328
(Median)
$48K
$68K
$98K
MEDIAN: $68,112
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50%
90%

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$17.06 - $39.67
(Median)
$17
$25
$40
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,213 - $98,328  
   
Bonus
$738 - $9,899  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $9,139  
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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$47,869 - $101,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.06 - $39.67  
   
Overtime
$29.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$738 - $9,899  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $9,139  
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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$47,869 - $101,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Job Description for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer

Environmental health and safety (EHS) engineers are tasked with minimizing a variety of risks to their companies. They perform audits in order to identify these risks and how to mitigate them, and determining environmental impacts frequently involves both observations and tests.

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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Tasks

  • 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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As Environmental Health & Safety Engineers transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers earn $90K on average per year.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer


Typical Environmental Health & Safety Engineers report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Safety Compliance, OSHA Compliance, and Environmental Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Environmental Compliance, OSHA Compliance, and Safety Compliance. Those proficient in OSHA Compliance are, more often than not, also skilled in 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 income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $61K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $76K. Environmental Health & Safety Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $80K. Environmental Health & Safety Engineers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $98K.

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

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer in Titusville:
"Work flexibility, Company Culture."
Pros: I enjoy working at the Space Center and the flexibility that it offers me for personal time and time away. I enjoy the technical aspect of my job a lot.
Cons: I don't feel like I am being challenged enough.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salaries




National Average
$68,000


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

National Average
$68,000

Safety Compliance
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Environmental Compliance
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OSHA Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 84%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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