Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional Salary

Earnings for Environmental Health & Safety Professionals in the United States come in at around $65K annually on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Environmental Health & Safety Professionals report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Environmental Health & Safety Professionals greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$50,096 - $101,367
$50K
$65K
$100K
MEDIAN: $64,757
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50%
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$15.00 - $43.00
$15
$26
$43
MEDIAN: $26.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,096 - $101,367  
   
Bonus
$500 - $12,136  
Profit Sharing
$4,416  
Total Pay (?
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$46,790 - $108,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 97
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $43.00  
   
Overtime
$22.15 - $67.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$500 - $12,136  
   
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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$46,790 - $108,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | 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

  • 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

Pay by Experience for an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional has a positive trend. An entry-level Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 57 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 31 salaries. An Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 13 salaries.

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Key Stats for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional Salaries

▲70%

▲18%

▲3%

National Average
$65,000

▼11%

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

Industrial Hygiene
▲1%

National Average
$65,000



Program Management
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 7%
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