Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional Salary

Environmental Health & Safety Professionals in the United States take home approximately $63K annually on average. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Environmental Health & Safety Professionals greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$44,525 - $96,697

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$12.08 - $45.14

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$44,525 - $96,697  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,000  
Total Pay (?
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$42,418 - $102,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $45.14  
   
Overtime
$24.49 - $68.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $11,000  
   
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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$42,418 - $102,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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


Survey takers who work as Environmental Health & Safety Professionals usually report a few specific skills. Environmental Compliance and Industrial Hygiene are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Safety Compliance. Safety Compliance is a skill commonly found among those who know Environmental Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


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 $70K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $83K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

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

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 5%

Industrial Hygiene
up arrow 4%

National Average
$65,000

Safety Compliance
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 6%
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