Environmental Health Specialists in the United States take home approximately $44K annually on average. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Environmental Health Specialists — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Women make up a slight majority of Environmental Health Specialists (57 percent) survey respondents. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,127 - $63,783
(Median)
$32K
$44K
$64K
MEDIAN: $43,790
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90%

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$13.53 - $32.46
(Median)
$14
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,127 - $63,783  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
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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$31,718 - $64,811  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.53 - $32.46  
   
Overtime
$36.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
   
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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$31,718 - $64,811  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Job Description for Environmental Health Specialist

An environmental health specialist works directly for a company or for a consulting service that provides information about the company’s environmental impact. The specialist should also make sure that the environment is suitable for employees to work in. If it is not, he or she needs to know what needs to be improved. Things that may be considered are disposal techniques and air quality. The specialist may also help the company’s processes to become more environmentally friendly, so that it improves the general public’s view of the company.

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Environmental Health 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 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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average inexperienced worker earns $41K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $46K. Environmental Health Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $47K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $65K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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