Median pay for Environmental Health & Safety Technicians in the United States is around $19.33 per hour. Total cash compensation to Environmental Health & Safety Technicians approaches anywhere from $33K on the lower end to $71K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $9K from bonuses and upwards of $11K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. There are more male Environmental Health & Safety Technicians than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 66 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Environmental Health & Safety Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,686 - $72,274
(Median)
$36K
$49K
$72K
MEDIAN: $49,395
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$14.72 - $28.59
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$15
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,686 - $72,274  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,970  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,766  
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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$32,969 - $71,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.72 - $28.59  
   
Overtime
$20.26 - $43.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,970  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,766  
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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$32,969 - $71,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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Job Description for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician

Environmental health and safety (EHS) technicians are responsible for collecting, delivering, preparing, and transferring many types of chemicals and other sensitive/hazardous materials around job sites. They are also in charge of conducting inspections to ensure that all equipment and processes meet business and regulatory requirements. Additionally, these professionals make sure the supply of chemicals and materials is maintained, train other employees in all regulatory processes, and make sure that all employees are following guidelines. This is generally a full-time position that requires some travel. EHS technicians also need to be able to occasionally lift heavy objects and work in confined spaces.

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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Tasks

  • Educate, monitor, and train personnel in safe work procedures.
  • Develop and disseminate manuals and documentation around health and safety.
  • Follow procedures to monitor health and safety at designated locations, such as ergonomics, air quality, and waste disposal.
  • Know, apply, and document state, OSHA, and federal regulations, and identify problems and suggest remedies.

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


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Environmental Health & Safety Technicians might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Environmental Health & Safety Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $75K per year. Environmental Health & Safety Technicians most often move into positions as Environmental Health & Safety Specialists or Environmental Health & Safety Coordinators; those groups report median salaries that are $13K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician


Professional skills reported by Environmental Health & Safety Technicians are few in number. Those who have experience with Safety Compliance, OSHA Compliance, and Environmental Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people skilled in OSHA Compliance are similarly competent in Environmental Compliance.

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

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 Technicians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $45K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $47K on average. Environmental Health & Safety Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Environmental Health & Safety Technician with more than 20 years of experience can earn $59K on average.

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

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician in Trinidad:
Pros: The opportunity to learn about new technology in waste treatment. The opportunity to experiment, develop and improve existing treatment methods.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salaries




National Average
$46,000


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

Safety Compliance
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National Average
$46,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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