Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer Salary

For Environmental Health & Safety Officers, yearly average wages total $56K annually. Total cash compensation to Environmental Health & Safety Officers varies from $38K to $88K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $7K each. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Environmental Health & Safety Officers who answered the questionnnaire. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,241 - $87,936
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$88K
MEDIAN: $56,478
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90%

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$14.17 - $35.51
(Median)
$14
$21
$36
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary 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.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,241 - $87,936  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,164  
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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$37,704 - $87,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 223
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 (?
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.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,164  
   
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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$37,704 - $87,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 who advance into the role of an Environmental Health & Safety Manager are fairly uncommon. Environmental Health & Safety Managers on average earn $74K per year.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer


Survey takers who work as Environmental Health & Safety Officers usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Safety Compliance, OSHA Compliance, and Environmental Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those educated in OSHA Compliance tend to be well versed in 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.


Environmental Health & Safety Officers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average beginner in this position makes around $51K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $58K. Environmental Health & Safety Officers bring in $63K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $68K.

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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 53 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: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%
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