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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer Salary

Environmental Health & Safety Officers in the United States pull down an average of $56K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $7K, total cash payment to Environmental Health & Safety Officers can bottom out at $38K or peak near $88K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,250 - $87,622
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$88K
MEDIAN: $56,438
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$14.30 - $36.10
(Median)
$14
$21
$36
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,250 - $87,622  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,135  
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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$37,634 - $87,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 221
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.30 - $36.10  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.84  
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 - $7,135  
   
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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$37,634 - $87,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | 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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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


Environmental Health & Safety Officers only 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. It is often found that people who know OSHA Compliance are also skilled 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Environmental Health & Safety Officers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $50K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $58K. Environmental Health & Safety Officers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $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 $67K on average.

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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

Safety Compliance
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National Average
$56,000

OSHA Compliance
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Environmental Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 11%
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