Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salary

Environmental Health & Safety Engineers in the United States take home an average $67K annually. 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 $47K or peak near $100K depending on individual performance. More than half of Environmental Health & Safety Engineers (68 percent) survey respondents are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and most get vision benefits. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,522 - $96,811
(Median)
$48K
$67K
$97K
MEDIAN: $67,234
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90%

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$16.81 - $37.74
(Median)
$17
$24
$38
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$47,522 - $96,811  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,273  
Profit Sharing
$700 - $8,300  
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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$46,843 - $99,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 286
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$16.81 - $37.74  
   
Overtime
$1.36 - $57.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,273  
   
Profit Sharing
$700 - $8,300  
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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$46,843 - $99,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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 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 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. 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Environmental Health & Safety Engineers. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $60K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $71K. Environmental Health & Safety Engineers see a median salary of $79K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Environmental Health & Safety Engineers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $91K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salaries




National Average
$67,000


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

National Average
$67,000

OSHA Compliance
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Safety Compliance
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Environmental Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 83%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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