Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer Salary

Environmental Health & Safety Officers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $59K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Environmental Health & Safety Officers (67 percent) who took the survey are men. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. For the most part, Environmental Health & Safety Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$40,371 - $98,101
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$59K
$98K
MEDIAN: $59,298
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$15.95 - $40.72
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,371 - $98,101  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$39,699 - $97,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.95 - $40.72  
   
Overtime
$10.77 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$39,699 - $97,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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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

  • Develop and implement health and safety plans, data capture and ongoing analysis.
  • Set up and implement hazardous waste, wastewater or toxin management programs.
  • Oversee and review health and safety documentation and data.
  • 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.

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 $75K per year.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer


Environmental Health & Safety Officers report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Safety Compliance, OSHA Compliance, and Environmental Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Environmental Compliance and OSHA Compliance. 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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $56K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $63K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Environmental Health & Safety Officers make a median salary of $64K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Environmental Health & Safety Officer with more than 20 years of experience can earn $66K on average.

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Key Stats for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer Salaries

▲11%

▲6%

▲5%

National Average
$60,000

▼7%

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

National Average
$60,000




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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