Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional Salary

The average Environmental Health & Safety Professional in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $64K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Environmental Health & Safety Professionals is high. Making up 70 percent of those who took the survey, male Environmental Health & Safety Professionals greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,224 - $99,216
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$64K
$99K
MEDIAN: $64,367
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$13.09 - $42.89
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MEDIAN: $25.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,224 - $99,216  
   
Bonus
$500 - $12,136  
Profit Sharing
$4,416  
Total Pay (?
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$46,697 - $108,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $42.89  
   
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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$46,697 - $108,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | 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

  • 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

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Environmental Health & Safety Professionals. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $58K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $67K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $77K in this role. Six-figure salaries aren't unusual for professionals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience; median compensation for this group sits in the range of $110K.

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Key Stats for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Professional Salaries

▲72%

▲19%

▲4%

National Average
$64,000

▼10%

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

Industrial Hygiene
▲3%

National Average
$64,000



Program Management
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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