Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional Salary

Environmental Health & Safety Professionals in the United States take home approximately $64K annually on average. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most Environmental Health & Safety Professionals like their work and job satisfaction is high. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Environmental Health & Safety Professionals who answered the questionnnaire. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$44,525 - $96,697
(Median)
$45K
$64K
$97K
MEDIAN: $64,282
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$12.00 - $45.32
(Median)
$12
$25
$45
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$44,525 - $96,697  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,365  
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 - $106,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $45.32  
   
Overtime
$24.39 - $73.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,365  
   
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 - $106,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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


Typical Environmental Health & Safety Professionals report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Environmental Compliance, Industrial Hygiene, and Safety Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. 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.


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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $71K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $88K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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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 22%

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
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
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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