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

A relatively inexperienced group of workers, a little more than half of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technicians report fewer than five years of experience; the average pay for this group is around $45,553 annually. Pay begins at $32,573 on the low end and climbs to $65,196 per year near the top. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. The greater part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Making up 73 percent of the field, male Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technicians greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technicians is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salary (?
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$35,062 - $66,879
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MEDIAN: $47,326
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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salary (?
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$13.76 - $25.63
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,062 - $66,879  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,960  
Profit Sharing
$811 - $3,945  
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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$32,573 - $65,196  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 212
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.76 - $25.63  
   
Overtime
$20.88 - $39.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,960  
   
Profit Sharing
$811 - $3,945  
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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$32,573 - $65,196  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 182
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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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For Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technicians, career advancement usually has a positive, and rather large, impact on pay. Approaching the top of the pay scale, a Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager will earn $28K more than someone not as far along in their career. Career advancement for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technicians often leads to becoming Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialists or Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinators, where they can earn $12,102 or $6,030 more per year.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician

Survey takers who work as Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technicians typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, facility with Environmental Compliance, Safety Compliance, and OSHA Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, leading to increases of 7 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Most people familiar with OSHA Compliance also know 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.
After five to 10 years, pay—which begins at $44K—can reach $48K. Compensation is $48K after 10 to 20 years. As Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technicians reach 20 years on the job, salary growth continues to be strong, with earnings averaging $58K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 16 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; most of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Pay Difference By Location

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$46,000
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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technicians will find that Freeport offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 30 percent. Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+8 percent).

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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$46,000

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

Environmental Compliance
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National Average
$46,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
27%
female alumni
 
Male
73%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 14%
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