Earnings for Environmental Health & Safety Professionals in the United States come in at around $65K annually on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Environmental Health & Safety Professionals are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$50,083 - $97,310
$50K
$65K
$97K
MEDIAN: $64,562
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50%
90%

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$13.28 - $42.68
$13
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$43
MEDIAN: $25.49
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,083 - $97,310  
   
Bonus
$500 - $12,825  
Profit Sharing
$4,416  
Total Pay (?
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$45,625 - $106,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 92
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $42.68  
   
Overtime
$36.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$500 - $12,825  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,416  
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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$45,625 - $106,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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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

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

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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Environmental Health & Safety Professionals — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $58K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $67K. For Environmental Health & Safety Professionals, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $75K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $84K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Key Stats for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
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Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$64,000


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

Industrial Hygiene
up arrow 2%

National Average
$64,000



Program Management
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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