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Environmental Health Specialist Salary

For Environmental Health Specialists, annual average wages total $46K per year. Lower pay rates hover around $30K, and the higher rates verge on $66K per year. For the most part, Environmental Health Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Environmental Health Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$29,826 - $66,624
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$30K
$46K
$67K
MEDIAN: $45,995
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$13.93 - $31.17
(Median)
$14
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,826 - $66,624  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,071  
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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$29,831 - $66,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.93 - $31.17  
   
Overtime
$18.87 - $48.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,071  
   
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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$29,831 - $66,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $40K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $49K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Environmental Health Specialists make a median salary of $54K. Environmental Health Specialists who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $60K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 10%
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