Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer Salary

For Environmental Health & Safety Officers, yearly average wages total $57K annually. Cash earnings for Environmental Health & Safety Officers — including $9K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $38K to $89K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Environmental Health & Safety Officers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. There are more male Environmental Health & Safety Officers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 69 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,854 - $87,121
(Median)
$40K
$57K
$87K
MEDIAN: $56,802
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90%

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$14.30 - $38.54
(Median)
$14
$22
$39
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,854 - $87,121  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $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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$38,341 - $88,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 227
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.30 - $38.54  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $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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$38,341 - $88,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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 $75K per year.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer


Environmental Health & Safety Officers usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Environmental Compliance, Safety 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.


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. 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 $60K. On average, Environmental Health & Safety Officers make $65K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $66K 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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Environmental Compliance
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OSHA Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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