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

Pay for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $64,848 per year. Pay starts at $44,704 and can approach $97,765 per year on the higher side. A strong majority report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and most collect vision insurance. Most Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. 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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MEDIAN: $64,464
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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salary (?
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$10.03 - $38.13
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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  
PayScale
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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As Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineers make advancements in their career path, salaries may climb quite a bit. Those in less important roles may make $24K less annually than those in higher-end positions, such as Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer

Survey results show that Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineers typically report just a few professional skills. 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. It is often found that people who know OSHA Compliance are also skilled in 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.
Though Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineers can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Starting out, salaries are typically $58K, which grows to $68K after five to 10 years. Salary comes to $77K after 10 to 20 years. Salaries grow more slowly as Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineers approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $77K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

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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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