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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salary

Environmental Health & Safety Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $66K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Environmental Health & Safety Engineers approaches anywhere from $46K on the lower end to $97K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $9K from bonuses and upwards of $8K from profit sharing. Male Environmental Health & Safety Engineers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (67 percent) are men. In this profession, nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. The majority of Environmental Health & Safety Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,822 - $93,821
(Median)
$47K
$66K
$94K
MEDIAN: $65,707
10%
50%
90%

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$10.67 - $35.09
(Median)
$11
$22
$35
MEDIAN: $22.00
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
$46,822 - $93,821  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,047  
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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$45,850 - $97,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 277
National Hourly Rate 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$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$10.67 - $35.09  
   
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,047  
   
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).
)
$45,850 - $97,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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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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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


Job skills reported by Environmental Health & Safety Engineers are limited. Those who have experience with Safety Compliance, OSHA Compliance, and Environmental Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people experienced in 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.


Environmental Health & Safety Engineers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $59K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $69K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Environmental Health & Safety Engineers make a median salary of $75K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Environmental Health & Safety Engineers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $87K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%



National Average
$65,000


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

OSHA Compliance
0%

Safety Compliance
0%

National Average
$65,000

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

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