Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer Salary (United States)

The average Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer in the United States earns approximately $54,697 annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $33,336 to $84,076 per year. Cash earnings—including $6,500 in bonuses and $7,340 profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale—generally stretch from $38,326 to $81,653 depending on individual performance. Most people in this field enjoy health coverage; most receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision insurance. For the most part, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer Salary (?
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$38,326 - $81,653
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MEDIAN: $55,775
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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer Salary (?
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$13.38 - $34.16
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,326 - $81,653  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,500  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $7,340  
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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$33,336 - $84,076  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 237
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.38 - $34.16  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $7,340  
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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$33,336 - $84,076  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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Job Description for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer

Environmental health and safety (EHS) officers are responsible for all aspects of an organizations compliance with occupational and environmental laws and regulations. This responsibility encompasses a wide array of activities. EHS officers must design a program to train employees and managers in all relevant laws, rules, and regulations, with special instruction for each type of employee as it relates to their specific position and responsibilities. They handle any regulatory questions employees or managers may have, as well as analyze activities at every company site to ensure complete regulatory compliance. EHS officers must be proactive in working with regulatory agencies to learn about upcoming changes and prepare their organization to meet changing regulatory requirements. If a violation does occur, EHS officers serve as the go-between for the regulatory agencies/investigators and the organization. They help repair damage and develop strategies to prevent future violations from occurring.
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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer Tasks
  • Coordinate safety and environmental audits and actions to remedy faults and remediate.
  • Consult with all departments to provide expertise and ensure compliance with standards, processes and permits.
  • Oversee and review health and safety documentation and data.
  • Develop and implement health and safety plans, data capture and ongoing analysis.
  • Set up and implement hazardous waste, wastewater or toxin management programs.

Common Career Paths for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer

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Compensation usually increases greatly for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officers who advance in their career. Upper-end positions like Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager may make an additional $18,754 per year than lower-end positions.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officers report a focused set of job skills. The majority of those who know Environmental Compliance also know OSHA Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
New salaries start at $49K and reach $57K in five to 10 years. Earnings total $62K after one to two decades. For Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officers, two decades of experience in the field often means a drop in salary—average earnings fall to $60K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 27 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 14 percent. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer Salaries

Late-Career
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$55,000

Skills That Affect Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer Salaries

Safety Compliance
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Environmental Compliance
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OSHA Compliance
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$55,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
33%
female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 11%
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