The average salary for an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist is $58,360 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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$40,618 - $82,189
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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist Total Pay (?
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$14.87 - $34.15
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,618 - $82,189  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,603  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $5,896  
Total Pay (?
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$39,554 - $85,364  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,663
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.87 - $34.15  
   
Overtime
$19.46 - $48.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,603  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $5,896  
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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$39,554 - $85,364  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,663
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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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Pay Difference By Location
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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist Salaries

National Average
$58,000

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

OSHA Compliance
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Safety Compliance
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Training
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National Average
$58,000
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Gender
Female
32%
female alumni
 
Male
68%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
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: 70% employee benefits None: 7%
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