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

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineers in the United States typically take home $64,848 annually. Pay starts at $44,704 and can approach $97,765 per year on the higher side. Overall cash allowance, which can include more than $9,076 from bonuses and close to $8,000 from profit sharing—generally runs from $45,617 to $93,916. In this profession, most individuals enjoy medical and dental coverage, and most have vision insurance, as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salary (?
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$45,617 - $93,916
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,617 - $93,916  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,076  
Profit Sharing
$550 - $8,000  
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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$44,704 - $97,765  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 298
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $38.13  
   
Overtime
$0.86 - $52.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,076  
   
Profit Sharing
$550 - $8,000  
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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$44,704 - $97,765  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Job Description for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer

  • Identify and monitor potential hazards and mitigation techniques.
  • Install test machinery and test air quality, noise level, temperature or radiation and suggest solutions to compliance problems.
  • Plan, implement, and coordinate safety programs to prevent or correct hazardous environmental working conditions.

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

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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineers may enjoy a sizeable increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder. For example, top-notch roles like Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer can offer an extra $24K annually than lower-level jobs in the same field.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer

Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineers who took the survey. Those who have experience with Safety Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 4 percent more than the national average, respectively. Those familiar with OSHA Compliance also tend to know Environmental Compliance.

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In most cases, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineers can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. At career start, salaries are typically $58K, which grows to $68K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $77K after one to two decades. As Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineers reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $77K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 22 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; a majority of respondents fall in this range.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
National Average
$65,000

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

Safety Compliance
up arrow 4%
OSHA Compliance
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National Average
$65,000
Environmental Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
32%
female alumni
 
Male
68%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 9%
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