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Environmental Health Specialist Salary (United States)

The average Environmental Health Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $45K annually. Earnings sit near $30K on the lower side but can approach $65K per year on the higher side. Women Environmental Health Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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Environmental Health Specialist Salary (?
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$29,370 - $65,995
(Median)
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45K
56K
66K
MEDIAN: $45,258
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Environmental Health Specialist Salary (?
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$15.10 - $29.58
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,370 - $65,995  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,114  
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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$30,166 - $64,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $29.58  
   
Overtime
$27.47 - $45.15  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,114  
   
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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$30,166 - $64,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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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.
Environmental Health Specialists who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $39K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $47K. Environmental Health Specialists see a median salary of $53K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $60K.
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Experience Affects Environmental Health Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%
Experienced
up arrow 20%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$45,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 6%