Environmental Health & Safety Inspectors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $20.32 per hour. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Environmental Health & Safety Inspectors (56 percent) who responded to the survey. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one-third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and just under a half receive dental plans. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,255 - $132,885
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$34K
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MEDIAN: $49,931
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$13.44 - $40.34
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$34,255 - $132,885  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$29,990 - $101,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.44 - $40.34  
   
Overtime
$31.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$29,990 - $101,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $43K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $71K. Environmental Health & Safety Inspectors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $67K. 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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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Inspector Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 52%

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
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National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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