Earnings for Environmental Health & Safety Professionals in the United States come in at around $63K per year on average. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Environmental Health & Safety Professionals survey respondents are men (74 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$51,030 - $97,120
(Median)
$51K
$63K
$97K
MEDIAN: $63,225
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$13.40 - $43.64
(Median)
$13
$26
$44
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,030 - $97,120  
   
Bonus
$500 - $12,136  
Profit Sharing
$4,198  
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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$47,834 - $105,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.40 - $43.64  
   
Overtime
$36.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$500 - $12,136  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,198  
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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$47,834 - $105,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional

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


For Environmental Health & Safety Professionals, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $58K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $67K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Environmental Health & Safety Professionals make $72K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Environmental Health & Safety Professional with more than 20 years of experience can earn $78K on average.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$64,000


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

Industrial Hygiene
up arrow 3%

National Average
$64,000

Safety Compliance
up arrow 1%

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 2%

Program Management
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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