Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer Salary

Earnings for Environmental Health & Safety Officers in the United States come in at around $57K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $9K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Environmental Health & Safety Officers can bottom out near $38K or peak near $89K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Environmental Health & Safety Officers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 69 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Environmental Health & Safety Officers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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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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90%

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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 often transition into Environmental Health & Safety Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Environmental Health & Safety Managers earn $75K per year.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer


Environmental Health & Safety Officers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Environmental Compliance, Safety Compliance, and OSHA Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people familiar with 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.


For Environmental Health & Safety Officers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. 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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Environmental Health & Safety Officers make a median salary of $65K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $66K.

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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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