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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Inspector Salary

Average Environmental Health & Safety Inspectors in the United States make around $51K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 86 percent of Environmental Health & Safety Inspectors are male. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,178 - $96,747
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$51K
$97K
MEDIAN: $50,816
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$11.63 - $41.22
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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Salary
$30,178 - $96,747  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,489  
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$29,451 - $102,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $41.22  
   
Overtime
$19.08 - $59.41  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $19,489  
   
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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$29,451 - $102,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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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 with less than five years' experience earn around $44K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $52K. For Environmental Health & Safety Inspectors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $68K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Inspector Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 15%