Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Inspector Salary

Pay for Environmental Health & Safety Inspectors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $51K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Environmental Health & Safety Inspectors survey respondents are men (74 percent). Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,455 - $97,762

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$12.98 - $45.50

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$30,455 - $97,762  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,271  
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$30,025 - $101,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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Hourly Rate
$12.98 - $45.50  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $58.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$30,025 - $101,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $45K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $52K on average. Environmental Health & Safety Inspectors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $72K. Environmental Health & Safety Inspectors who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $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 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 16%
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