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

The average Environmental Health & Safety Engineer in the United States earns approximately $64K per year. Total cash compensation for Environmental Health & Safety Engineers runs from $45K to $98K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $9K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair portion earn vision coverage. There are more male Environmental Health & Safety Engineers than female, making up 68 percent of individuals in this profession. Work is enjoyable for Environmental Health & Safety Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salary (?
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$45,617 - $93,916
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MEDIAN: $64,464
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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salary (?
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$10.03 - $38.13
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,617 - $93,916  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,076  
Profit Sharing
$550 - $8,000  
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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$44,704 - $97,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 298
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $38.13  
   
Overtime
$0.86 - $52.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,076  
   
Profit Sharing
$550 - $8,000  
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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$44,704 - $97,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | 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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Environmental Health & Safety Engineers who transition into an upper level Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineer role may receive a large increase in pay as the position often pays $89K per year.

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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 Safety Compliance, OSHA 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.
For many Environmental Health & Safety Engineers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $58K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $68K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $75K in this role. 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. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field — more than half of those surveyed fit this bill. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just over one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining roughly a tenth.

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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
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OSHA Compliance
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National Average
$65,000
Environmental Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
32%
female alumni
 
Male
68%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 9%