Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Inspector Salary

For Environmental Health & Safety Inspectors, yearly average wages total $51K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. For the most part, Environmental Health & Safety Inspectors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Environmental Health & Safety Inspectors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,455 - $96,897
(Median)
$30K
$51K
$97K
MEDIAN: $50,534
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$13.40 - $41.88
(Median)
$13
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$42
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,455 - $96,897  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,574  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$30,349 - $101,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.40 - $41.88  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $58.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,574  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$30,349 - $101,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $44K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $54K. Environmental Health & Safety Inspectors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $67K on average.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Inspector Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 41%

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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