Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Inspector Salary

An average Environmental Health & Safety Inspector in the United States can expect to take home roughly $51K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half. Male Environmental Health & Safety Inspectors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The majority of Environmental Health & Safety Inspectors claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,391 - $97,958
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$30K
$51K
$98K
MEDIAN: $51,117
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$12.98 - $45.50
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$46
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$30,391 - $97,958  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,271  
Total Pay (?
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$29,968 - $102,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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Hourly Rate
$12.98 - $45.50  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $58.56  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,271  
   
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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$29,968 - $102,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $45K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $52K. Environmental Health & Safety Inspectors see a median salary of $72K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $67K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Inspector Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 44%

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 16%
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