Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist is $58,408 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Industrial Hygiene is associated with high pay for this job.
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist Total Pay (?
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$40,617 - $82,244
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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist Total Pay (?
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$14.95 - $34.67
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,617 - $82,244  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,742  
Profit Sharing
$297.30 - $5,195  
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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$39,592 - $85,351  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,732
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $34.67  
   
Overtime
$21.11 - $48.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,742  
   
Profit Sharing
$297.30 - $5,195  
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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$39,592 - $85,351  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,732
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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.

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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

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$58,000

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

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$58,000

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Gender

Female
31%
female alumni
 
Male
69%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%
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