Environmental Health Specialist Salary

An average Environmental Health Specialist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $46K per year. Earnings sit near $31K on the lower side but can approach $67K per year on the higher side. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of Environmental Health Specialists (62 percent) who took the survey are women. 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.


Environmental Health Specialists with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $40K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $46K. Environmental Health Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $54K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $62K.

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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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