Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist Salary

Environmental Health & Safety Specialists in the United States take home an average $60K annually. In the world of Environmental Health & Safety Specialists, overall income ranges from $40K near the bottom to $86K at the top; this can include more than $9K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. While years of experience and location impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,744 - $83,040

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$15.46 - $34.27

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$41,744 - $83,040  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,928  
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $7,213  
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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$40,498 - $85,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,764
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $34.27  
   
Overtime
$21.28 - $48.91  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,928  
   
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $7,213  
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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$40,498 - $85,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 236
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Job Description for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist

An environmental health and safety specialist observes and chronicles individuals' typical behaviors and procedures to determine if these practices are safe for the individual and for the company as a whole. This position is especially important in manufacturing and production fields, as a great deal of safety concerns may arise for those working on heavy machinery or directly with raw materials. The environmental health and safety specialist identifies potential safety hazards in operations and then report their findings to supervisors, who may be a board of representatives or a senior environmental health and safety specialist. After problems are identified, the individual must develop strategies or a plan of action to safely deal with the problem. In addition, an environmental health and safety specialist also may examine the operations of a company as a whole and determine if they are environmentally friendly; for instance, the job may require determining if certain emissions standards are being met by a production plant.

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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist Tasks

  • Contribute to administration of EHS programs.
  • Generate and maintain documentation related to EHS initiatives.
  • Conduct research for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or environmental hazards.

Common Career Paths for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist


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Environmental Health & Safety Specialists may progress into high-paying roles like Environmental Health & Safety Director, where median compensation is $103K annually. Career advancement for the typical Environmental Health & Safety Specialist often leads to becoming an Environmental Health & Safety Manager or a Safety Manager; median salaries in these positions are $15K higher and $2K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist


Environmental Health & Safety Specialists fill the offices of leading firms The Boeing Company, Chevron Corporation, CBRE Group, Amazon.com Inc, and INVISTA, Inc. Although the highest salaries can be found at Chevron Corporation where median pay is $81K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $62K and $103K.

With a median salary of $51K, CBRE Group provides Environmental Health & Safety Specialists with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $68K, limiting employee salary growth.

Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist


Survey results suggest that Environmental Health & Safety Specialists put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Emergency Response, Industrial Hygiene, Training Program Development, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 11 percent. Those familiar with Environmental Compliance also tend to know Regulatory Compliance.

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

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Environmental Health & Safety Specialists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $53K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $62K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $70K in this role. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $75K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For Environmental Health & Safety Specialists, working in the bustling city of San Diego has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Environmental Health & Safety Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+11 percent), Pittsburgh (+5 percent), Philadelphia (+5 percent), and Denver (+5 percent). Indianapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Oklahoma City (13 percent less) and Washington (10 percent less).

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist Reviews

What is it like working as an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist?

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist in Nahunta, Georgia:
"Making The World A Safer, Healthier Place."
Pros: Every day is different. Excellent opportunities for continued education. Wonderful colleagues and work environment.
Cons: Daily commute. Wear and tear on current vehicle.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist Salaries




National Average
$60,000


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

Emergency Response
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Risk Management / Risk Control
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OSHA Compliance
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Environmental Compliance
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Safety Compliance
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Training
up arrow 2%

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National Average
$60,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 277 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 6%
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