Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional Salary

Average Environmental Health & Safety Professionals in the United States make around $64K annually. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Environmental Health & Safety Professionals greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,474 - $96,841
(Median)
$44K
$64K
$97K
MEDIAN: $64,126
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$12.08 - $45.14
(Median)
$12
$25
$45
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$44,474 - $96,841  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,960  
Profit Sharing
$3,608 - $17,500  
Total Pay (?
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$42,333 - $104,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $45.14  
   
Overtime
$24.39 - $73.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,960  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,608 - $17,500  
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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$42,333 - $104,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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


Environmental Health & Safety Professionals report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Environmental Compliance, Industrial Hygiene, and Safety Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those with knowledge of Environmental Compliance tend to be skilled in 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $52K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $71K. Environmental Health & Safety Professionals claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $70K. Environmental Health & Safety Professionals who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $88K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$66,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

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

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 4%

Industrial Hygiene
up arrow 2%

National Average
$66,000

Safety Compliance
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 6%
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