Industrial Hygienist Salary (United States)

An Industrial Hygienist earns an average salary of $67,832 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in Risk Management / Risk Control is associated with high pay for this job.
Industrial Hygienist Salary (?
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$45,230 - $102,781
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MEDIAN: $67,831
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Industrial Hygienist Salary (?
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$14.85 - $36.44
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,230 - $102,781  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,674  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $14,426  
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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$42,494 - $105,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 694
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.85 - $36.44  
   
Overtime
$19.64 - $49.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,674  
   
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $14,426  
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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$42,494 - $105,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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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 Difference By Location

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Seattle
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National Average
$66,000
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Experience Affects Industrial Hygienist Salaries

National Average
$66,000

Skills That Affect Industrial Hygienist Salaries

OSHA Compliance
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National Average
$66,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
32%
female alumni
 
Male
68%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 8%