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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer Salary

Environmental Health & Safety Officers in the United States take home an average $57K annually. Cash earnings of Environmental Health & Safety Officers can occasionally include $7K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $38K to almost $87K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of Environmental Health & Safety Officers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$39,673 - $86,903
(Median)
$40K
$57K
$87K
MEDIAN: $56,863
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$13.87 - $36.02
(Median)
$14
$21
$36
MEDIAN: $20
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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
$39,673 - $86,903  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,149  
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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$37,665 - $87,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 211
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.87 - $36.02  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.67  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,149  
   
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).
)
$37,665 - $87,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64

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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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Many Environmental Health & Safety Officers move into an Environmental Health & Safety Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $74K per year.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer


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 Environmental Health & Safety Officers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $51K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $58K. Environmental Health & Safety Officers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $64K. Environmental Health & Safety Officers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $65K on average.

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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 53 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 11%