Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salary

Environmental Health & Safety Technicians in the United States take home an average $19.48 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Environmental Health & Safety Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men account for the majority of Environmental Health & Safety Technicians who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,394 - $70,968
$34K
$49K
$71K
MEDIAN: $49,375
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$14.03 - $30.18
$14
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $19.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,394 - $70,968  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,008  
Profit Sharing
$950  
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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$32,196 - $71,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.03 - $30.18  
   
Overtime
$18.97 - $43.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,008  
   
Profit Sharing
$950  
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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$32,196 - $71,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 142

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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

  • 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.
  • Educate, monitor, and train personnel in safe work procedures.
  • Develop and disseminate manuals and documentation around health and safety.

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. A common career progression for an Environmental Health & Safety Technician is to become an Environmental Health & Safety Specialist or an Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator. Compared to Environmental Health & Safety Technicians, the first group earns $13K more on average, and the second group earns $5K more.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician


Survey takers who work as Environmental Health & Safety Technicians usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Safety Compliance, OSHA Compliance, and Environmental Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those familiar with OSHA Compliance also tend to know Environmental Compliance.

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

Pay by Experience for an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 175 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 32 salaries. An Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 8 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,155

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Freeport offers some of the highest pay in the country for Environmental Health & Safety Technicians, 28 percent above the national average. Environmental Health & Safety Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+11 percent) and Bakersfield (+4 percent). Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Minneapolis.

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Q: 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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Key Stats for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salaries

▲28%

▲11%

▲1%

National Average
$46,000

▼3%

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


OSHA Compliance
▼0%

National Average
$46,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 10%
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