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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer Salary

Environmental Health & Safety Officers in the United States take home an average $57K annually. The range in cash compensation to Environmental Health & Safety Officers ($36K to $85K) includes potential earnings of $7K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. The majority of Environmental Health & Safety Officers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Environmental Health & Safety Officers who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$38,785 - $83,401
(Median)
$39K
$57K
$83K
MEDIAN: $56,905
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$13.88 - $35.72
(Median)
$14
$20
$36
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,785 - $83,401  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,169  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $7,450  
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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$36,165 - $85,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 223
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.88 - $35.72  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.84  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,169  
   
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $7,450  
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).
)
$36,165 - $85,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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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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More often than not, Environmental Health & Safety Officers take top-notch roles like Environmental Health & Safety Manager. Pay for that position is $74K annually on average.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer


Professional skills reported by Environmental Health & Safety Officers are few in number. Those who have experience with Environmental Compliance, Safety Compliance, and OSHA Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those familiar with OSHA Compliance also tend to know Environmental Compliance.

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $50K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $57K. Environmental Health & Safety Officers see a median salary of $64K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $66K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%



National Average
$56,000


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

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 2%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 1%

OSHA Compliance
0%

National Average
$56,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
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%