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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional Salary

Environmental Health & Safety Professionals in the United States can expect wages of $64K per year on average. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Environmental Health & Safety Professionals greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Work is enjoyable for Environmental Health & Safety Professionals, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$43,797 - $94,245
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$44K
$64K
$94K
MEDIAN: $64,131
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$12.08 - $51.65
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$25
$52
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$43,797 - $94,245  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,960  
Total Pay (?
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$40,960 - $104,757  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $51.65  
   
Overtime
$22.00 - $68.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,960  
   
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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$40,960 - $104,757  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional


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. It is not unusual for someone who knows Environmental Compliance to be familiar with 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.


Environmental Health & Safety Professionals with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $51K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $71K. Environmental Health & Safety Professionals who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $71K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $88K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$66,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

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

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 3%

National Average
$66,000

Industrial Hygiene
up arrow 1%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 6%
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