Environmental Health Specialist Salary

Pay for Environmental Health Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $47K annually. Pay generally varies between $30K and $67K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,685 - $67,079
(Median)
$30K
$47K
$67K
MEDIAN: $46,584
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$13.74 - $31.23
(Median)
$14
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,685 - $67,079  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,093  
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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$29,685 - $66,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.74 - $31.23  
   
Overtime
$18.87 - $48.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,093  
   
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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$29,685 - $66,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $40K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $50K. Environmental Health Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $54K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $61K on average.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%