Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer Salary

Pay for Environmental Health & Safety Officers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $56K per year. Incomes of Environmental Health & Safety Officers vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $7K cause paychecks to spread between $38K on the low end and $87K on the high end. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Environmental Health & Safety Officers survey respondents are men (70 percent). For the most part, Environmental Health & Safety Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$39,375 - $87,548

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$14.17 - $35.51

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,375 - $87,548  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,179  
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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$37,874 - $87,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 218
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.17 - $35.51  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,179  
   
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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$37,874 - $87,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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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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Environmental Health & Safety Officers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Environmental Health & Safety Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $74K per year.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer


Survey takers who work as Environmental Health & Safety Officers report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Safety Compliance, Environmental Compliance, and OSHA Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. For most people, competency in OSHA Compliance indicates knowledge of 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.


For many Environmental Health & Safety Officers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $51K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $59K. Environmental Health & Safety Officers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $63K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $66K on average.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer Salaries




National Average
$56,000


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

National Average
$56,000

Safety Compliance
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OSHA Compliance
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Environmental Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 10%
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