Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional Salary

Median pay for Environmental Health & Safety Professionals in the United States is around $64K per year. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Environmental Health & Safety Professionals greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$45,191 - $97,783
(Median)
$45K
$64K
$98K
MEDIAN: $63,791
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$14.00 - $44.49
(Median)
$14
$25
$44
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,191 - $97,783  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$4,921  
Total Pay (?
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$43,470 - $104,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.00 - $44.49  
   
Overtime
$24.49 - $68.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,921  
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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$43,470 - $104,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Job Description for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional

As an environmental health and safety professional, there is a reasonable chance you will be employed by a rather large corporation with many work sites or a consulting firm. In your capacity as an environmental health and safety specialist, you are expected to understand and inspect the work environment in a variety of situations and conditions with attention to detail for safety concerns or issues.

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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional Tasks

  • Perform randomized inspections to ensure safety compliance.
  • Eliminate potential hazards in regards to illness and injury and mitigate environmental risk factors.
  • Optimize workplace environment safety.
  • Halt dangerous or substandard operations or facilities until violations are amended.

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Typical Environmental Health & Safety Professionals report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Environmental Compliance, Industrial Hygiene, and Safety Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those with knowledge of Environmental Compliance tend to be skilled in Safety Compliance as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $52K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $72K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Environmental Health & Safety Professionals make a median salary of $72K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $85K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$66,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

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

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 3%

Industrial Hygiene
0%

National Average
$66,000

Safety Compliance
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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