An Industrial Hygienist earns an average salary of $67,058 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 Total Pay (?
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$44,525 - $102,403
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $67,058
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Industrial Hygienist Total Pay (?
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$14.72 - $34.46
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,525 - $102,403  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,816  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $10,213  
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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$41,712 - $105,185  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 782
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.72 - $34.46  
   
Overtime
$20.49 - $49.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,816  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $10,213  
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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$41,712 - $105,185  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 782
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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
Washington
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Seattle
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Portland
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National Average
$65,000
Baltimore
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New York
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Boston
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Huntsville
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Chicago
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Denver
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Experience Affects Industrial Hygienist Salaries

National Average
$65,000

Skills That Affect Industrial Hygienist Salaries

Occupational Health
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OSHA Compliance
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Environmental Consulting
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National Average
$65,000
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Gender
Female
31%
female alumni
 
Male
69%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 9%
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