Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer Salary

The average Environmental Health & Safety Officer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $57K per year. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $7K each, total incomes of Environmental Health & Safety Officers generally range from $38K to $88K depending on individual performance. Experience level 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 (71 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. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,402 - $88,240
(Median)
$39K
$57K
$88K
MEDIAN: $56,652
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90%

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$14.17 - $35.51
(Median)
$14
$21
$36
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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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
$39,402 - $88,240  
   
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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$37,907 - $87,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 219
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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$37,907 - $87,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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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Advancing into an Environmental Health & Safety Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Environmental Health & Safety Officers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger 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, OSHA Compliance, and Environmental Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people who know OSHA Compliance also 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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 $59K. On average, Environmental Health & Safety Officers make $63K following one to two decades on the job. As Environmental Health & Safety Officers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $69K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer Salaries




National Average
$57,000


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

National Average
$57,000

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
29 %
Male
71 %

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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