Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salary

Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent between two-thirds and three-fourths of Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers. Salaries average out to around $95K per year and spread from $75K to $125K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers making up 57 percent of survey respondents. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and a large number have vision insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$70,912 - $118,641
$71K
$95K
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MEDIAN: $94,736
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Salary
$70,912 - $118,641  
   
Bonus
$895 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
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$74,839 - $125,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 90

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Job Description for Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer

Senior environmental health and safety (EHS) engineers are responsible for implementing environmental health and safety policies on behalf of their organization. They are in charge of leading a group of engineers to find optimal health- and safety-related solutions before the release of products and services. They must follow all company procedures and meet all legal requirements for environmental health and safety standards. Senior EHS engineers also oversee the research process in which other EHS engineers look for innovative ways to protect the environment and public safety. Additionally, these engineers actively participate in safety meetings to recommend procedure changes and conduct health assessments as needed. Senior EHS engineers also develop and administer environmental and safety programs for their company. They are in charge of analyzing existing and planned products, processes, equipment, and facilities to prevent injuries, property loss, and impact on the environment. They also recognize and evaluate environmental, health, and safety risks, as well as report their progress and escalate issues with the (EHS) manager in their department.

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Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Tasks

  • Provide technical expertise for OSHA regulation implementation, emergency response, accident investigations, hygiene, and ergonomics.
  • Conduct training and document procedures for improving health and safety.
  • Define and implement monitoring and sampling plans, including outcomes of analysis.
  • Conduct health and safety audits, and inspect work place and records and collecting samples.

Common Career Paths for Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer


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As Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers transition into upper-level roles like Environmental Health & Safety Directors, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Environmental Health & Safety Directors earn the same amount as Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers on average. Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers most frequently advance into Environmental Health & Safety Manager and Safety Manager roles even though the median salaries are $22K lower and $35K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer


Survey takers who work as Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Safety Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, Project Management, and Environmental Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Regulatory Compliance are also skilled in Environmental Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 9 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 44 salaries. A Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 28 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $97,002

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers in Houston make a little more than the national average; however, regional pay differences are not too considerable. Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Phoenix.

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Key Stats for Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salaries

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
$97,000

▼10%

Entry-Level
▼20%

Skills That Affect Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salaries



Project Management
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National Average
$97,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
no benefits
None: 4%