Pay for Environmental Health & Safety Inspectors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $20.71 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by approximately half. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Environmental Health & Safety Inspectors who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 56 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$30,777 - $136,015
$31K
$49K
$140K
MEDIAN: $48,876
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$13.12 - $39.62
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$30,777 - $136,015  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$29,679 - $112,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.12 - $39.62  
   
Overtime
$33.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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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$29,679 - $112,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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Job Description for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Inspector

Positions as an environmental health and safety (EHS) inspector are common in a wide variety of industries, ranging from manufacturing companies to telecommunications businesses. Job requirements usually include at least a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Some jobs may require experience, but many are open to entry-level candidates. Candidates must have working knowledge of safety regulations, commonly set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other agencies. Specific knowledge of industry technology and products may also be necessary for certain jobs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Inspector

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $43K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $58K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $67K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Key Stats for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Inspector

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Experienced
up arrow 46%

Mid-Career
up arrow 28%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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