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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional Salary

For Environmental Health & Safety Professionals, yearly average wages total $65K annually. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Environmental Health & Safety Professionals greatly outnumber their female counterparts. 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. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$43,687 - $94,819
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65K
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MEDIAN: $64,838
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$15.66 - $52.35
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$43,687 - $94,819  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,819  
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$40,536 - $105,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.66 - $52.35  
   
Overtime
$22.00 - $68.00  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,819  
   
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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$40,536 - $105,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Environmental Compliance, Industrial Hygiene, and Safety Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Safety Compliance. 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $51K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $71K. For Environmental Health & Safety Professionals, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $73K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $83K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

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

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 4%

National Average
$67,000

Industrial Hygiene
up arrow 2%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 7%