Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salary

For Environmental Health & Safety Engineers, yearly average wages total $66K annually. Cash earnings for Environmental Health & Safety Engineers — including $9K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $46K to $96K depending on individual performance. Environmental Health & Safety Engineers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 68 percent. For the most part, Environmental Health & Safety Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,848 - $92,850
(Median)
$47K
$66K
$93K
MEDIAN: $66,340
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50%
90%

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$10.36 - $36.15
(Median)
$10
$24
$36
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$46,848 - $92,850  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,940  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $9,787  
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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$46,377 - $96,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 278
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 (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,940  
   
Profit Sharing
$511 - $9,787  
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).
)
$46,377 - $96,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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 experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineer. The latter position pays an average of $90K annually.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer


Environmental Health & Safety Engineers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Safety Compliance, OSHA Compliance, and Environmental Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people skilled in OSHA Compliance are similarly competent 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.


Environmental Health & Safety Engineers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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 $70K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Environmental Health & Safety Engineers make a median salary of $76K. As Environmental Health & Safety Engineers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $86K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$66,000


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

Safety Compliance
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OSHA Compliance
0%

National Average
$66,000

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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

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: 91% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 8%
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