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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional Salary

Median pay for Environmental Health & Safety Professionals in the United States is around $64K per year. 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. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$43,743 - $94,521
(Median)
$44K
$64K
$95K
MEDIAN: $63,986
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$15.72 - $52.00
(Median)
$16
$25
$52
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$43,743 - $94,521  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,920  
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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$42,042 - $105,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.72 - $52.00  
   
Overtime
$22.00 - $68.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,920  
   
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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$42,042 - $105,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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


Environmental Health & Safety Professionals note just a narrow range of job skills. Those who have experience with Environmental Compliance, Industrial Hygiene, and Safety Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Safety Compliance. Employees educated in Environmental Compliance are typically practiced in Safety Compliance, too.

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 $51K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $71K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Environmental Health & Safety Professionals make a median salary of $71K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $83K on average.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

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

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 3%

National Average
$67,000

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
24%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

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