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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Inspector Salary

Average Environmental Health & Safety Inspectors in the United States make around $51K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Environmental Health & Safety Inspectors who answered the questionnnaire. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Environmental Health & Safety Inspectors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,181 - $98,055
(Median)
$30K
$51K
$98K
MEDIAN: $50,899
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$12.77 - $50.00
(Median)
$13
$20
$50
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$30,181 - $98,055  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,392  
Total Pay (?
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$29,951 - $102,695  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.77 - $50.00  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $58.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,392  
   
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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$29,951 - $102,695  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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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 $44K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $52K. On average, Environmental Health & Safety Inspectors make $69K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Environmental Health & Safety Inspectors report making only $67K on average.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Inspector Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 37%

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 15%