Environmental Health & Safety Officers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $59K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Making up 72 percent of those who took the survey, male Environmental Health & Safety Officers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,584 - $98,658
(Median)
$41K
$59K
$99K
MEDIAN: $59,115
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$15.89 - $41.34
(Median)
$16
$24
$41
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,584 - $98,658  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,967  
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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$40,013 - $98,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.89 - $41.34  
   
Overtime
$10.72 - $59.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,967  
   
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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$40,013 - $98,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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


Job skills reported by Environmental Health & Safety Officers are limited. 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. 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. The average beginner in this position makes around $55K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $62K. Environmental Health & Safety Officers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $67K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $68K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer Salaries




National Average
$60,000


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

National Average
$60,000

Safety Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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