Earnings for Environmental Health Specialists in the United States come in at around $43K per year on average. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Women Environmental Health Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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MEDIAN: $43,494
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
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$32,226 - $67,236  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
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$31,949 - $66,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.64 - $31.44  
   
Overtime
$36.79  
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$0.00 - $2,959  
   
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$31,949 - $66,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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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

  • Conduct research for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or environmental hazards.
  • Generate and maintain documentation related to EHS initiatives.
  • Contribute to administration of EHS programs.

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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. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $41K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $44K on average. On average, Environmental Health Specialists make $47K following one to two decades on the job. Environmental Health Specialists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $70K.

Key Stats for Environmental Health Specialist

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
036
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Environmental Health Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 57%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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