Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional Salary

For Environmental Health & Safety Professionals, annual average wages total $64K per year. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Environmental Health & Safety Professionals greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,191 - $97,783
(Median)
$45K
$64K
$98K
MEDIAN: $63,791
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$14.00 - $44.49
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$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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Professional skills reported by Environmental Health & Safety Professionals are few in number. Those who have experience with Environmental Compliance, Industrial Hygiene, and Safety Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Aptitude in Environmental Compliance tends to also indicate an understanding of Safety Compliance.

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

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


Environmental Health & Safety Professionals generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $52K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $72K. Environmental Health & Safety Professionals bring in $72K after working for 10 to 20 years. Environmental Health & Safety Professionals who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $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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