Environmental Health Specialist Salary

Environmental Health Specialists in the United States can expect wages of $46K per year on average. Pay ranges from $30K on the low end to $67K per year on the high end. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Environmental Health Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,963 - $66,382
(Median)
$30K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $46,154
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$14.27 - $31.59
(Median)
$14
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,963 - $66,382  
   
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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$30,015 - $66,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.27 - $31.59  
   
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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$30,015 - $66,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Environmental Health Specialists. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $41K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Environmental Health Specialists make a median salary of $54K. Environmental Health Specialists who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $61K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

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: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 9%
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