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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salary (United States)

Environmental Health & Safety Engineers in the United States take home an average $65K annually. Total cash compensation to Environmental Health & Safety Engineers bottoms out near $45K and approaches $97K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $9K from bonuses and almost $8K from profit sharing. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. Work is enjoyable for Environmental Health & Safety Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Environmental Health & Safety Engineers (65 percent) who took the survey are men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salary (?
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$45,631 - $93,574
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MEDIAN: $64,806
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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salary (?
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$10.48 - $35.44
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,631 - $93,574  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,909  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $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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$44,808 - $97,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 292
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$10.48 - $35.44  
   
Overtime
$0.75 - $62.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,909  
   
Profit Sharing
$600 - $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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$44,808 - $97,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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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At the upper end, Environmental Health & Safety Engineers who move into a Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers is $90K 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 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. 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 $69K. Environmental Health & Safety Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $74K. Environmental Health & Safety Engineers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $77K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
National Average
$65,000

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

Safety Compliance
up arrow 3%
OSHA Compliance
up arrow 1%
National Average
$65,000
Environmental Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 8%