An Industrial Hygienist earns an average salary of $70,200 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$43,548 - $102,155
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$44K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,199
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$14.44 - $34.19
(Median)
$14
$21
$34
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,548 - $102,155  
   
Bonus
$193.92 - $11,074  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$39,902 - $102,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 446
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.44 - $34.19  
   
Overtime
$17.13 - $45.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$193.92 - $11,074  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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).
)
$39,902 - $102,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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Job Description for Industrial Hygienist

An industrial hygienist is a specialist in evaluating workplaces and ensuring their safety for workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines industrial hygiene as “the science of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling workplace conditions that may cause workers’ injury or illness.”

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Industrial Hygienist Tasks

  • Inspect and evaluate workplace environments, equipment, and practices, in order to ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations.
  • Investigate accidents to identify causes and prevention.
  • Collaborate with engineers and physicians to institute control measures for potentially hazardous conditions or equipment.
  • Order suspension of activities that pose threats to workers' health and safety.
  • Conduct safety training and education programs, and demonstrate the use of safety equipment for new and current employees.

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Pay by Experience Level for Industrial Hygienist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,150

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Experience Affects Industrial Hygienist Salaries




National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Industrial Hygienist Salaries

Industrial Hygiene
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Safety Compliance
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OSHA Compliance
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National Average
$66,000

Risk Management / Risk Control
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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