Environmental Health Specialist Salary

Median pay for Environmental Health Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $46K per year. Pay ranges from $30K on the low end to $67K per year on the high end. Women Environmental Health Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction for Environmental Health Specialists is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$29,909 - $66,520
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$30K
$46K
$67K
MEDIAN: $46,479
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$14.36 - $31.53
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,909 - $66,520  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,048  
Total Pay (?
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$29,993 - $66,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.36 - $31.53  
   
Overtime
$18.87 - $48.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,048  
   
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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$29,993 - $66,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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Job Description for Environmental Health Specialist

  • 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 by Experience Level for Environmental Health Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Environmental Health Specialists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $41K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $50K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $54K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Environmental Health Specialist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $61K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 8%
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