Environmental Health Specialist Salary

Environmental Health Specialists in the United States take home approximately $47K per year on average. Pay ranges from $30K on the low end to $67K per year on the high end. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Environmental Health Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,016 - $66,981

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$14.36 - $31.53

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,016 - $66,981  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,048  
Total Pay (?
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$30,082 - $66,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.36 - $31.53  
   
Overtime
$19.00 - $48.76  
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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$30,082 - $66,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Environmental Health Specialists. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $41K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $50K. Environmental Health Specialists bring in $54K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $62K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

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 19 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
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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