Environmental Health Specialist Salary

Pay for Environmental Health Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $46K per year. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $31K and $67K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of Environmental Health Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Environmental Health Specialists who responded to the questionnaire — 62 percent to be exact. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,711 - $68,378
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$68K
MEDIAN: $45,783
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$14.33 - $31.34
(Median)
$14
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,711 - $68,378  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$30,546 - $67,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.33 - $31.34  
   
Overtime
$19.00 - $48.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
   
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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$30,546 - $67,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Environmental Health Specialists. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $46K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $40K. Environmental Health Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $54K. Environmental Health Specialists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $62K on average.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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