Environmental Health Specialist Salary

Earnings for Environmental Health Specialists in the United States come in at around $43K per year on average. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Environmental Health Specialists — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women Environmental Health Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,156 - $65,909
$32K
$43K
$66K
MEDIAN: $42,800
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$13.49 - $29.80
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MEDIAN: $21.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,156 - $65,909  
   
Bonus
$970  
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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$31,820 - $63,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 97
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.49 - $29.80  
   
Overtime
$35.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$970  
   
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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$31,820 - $63,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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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

  • Conduct research for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or environmental hazards.
  • Generate and maintain documentation related to EHS initiatives.
  • Contribute to administration of EHS programs.

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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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $40K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $43K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $49K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $80K.

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Key Stats for Environmental Health Specialist

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Environmental Health Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲84%

Experienced
▲12%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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