Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salary

Environmental Health & Safety Engineers in the United States take home an average $67K per year. In the world of Environmental Health & Safety Engineers, overall income ranges from $46K near the bottom to $96K at the top; this can include more than $9K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Environmental Health & Safety Engineers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 67 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,804 - $93,332

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$10.36 - $36.15

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$46,804 - $93,332  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,157  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $8,316  
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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$46,396 - $96,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 279
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $36.15  
   
Overtime
$1.20 - $53.90  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,157  
   
Profit Sharing
$515 - $8,316  
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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$46,396 - $96,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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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Environmental Health & Safety Engineers who go on to become Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers is $90K annually.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer


Environmental Health & Safety Engineers note just a narrow range of job skills. Those who have experience with OSHA Compliance, Safety Compliance, and Environmental Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. It is often found that people who know OSHA Compliance are 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $59K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $70K. Environmental Health & Safety Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $76K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $86K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$67,000


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

OSHA Compliance
0%

Safety Compliance
0%

National Average
$67,000

Environmental Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 8%
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