Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salary

With three-fourths of Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers is $88K annually and can range from $71K on the lower end to $119K per year near the higher end. In the world of Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers, overall income ranges from $71K near the bottom to $119K at the top; this can include more than $11K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 69 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$69,361 - $110,825

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$25.64 - $91.23

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,361 - $110,825  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $11,401  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$70,963 - $118,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 245
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Hourly Rate
$25.64 - $91.23  
   
Overtime
$1.64 - $101.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$484.79 - $11,401  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$70,963 - $118,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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

  • 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.
  • Provide technical expertise for OSHA regulation implementation, emergency response, accident investigations, hygiene, and ergonomics.
  • Conduct training and document procedures for improving health and safety.

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


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For Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers, advancing into an Environmental Health & Safety Director role, for which the median salary is $103K, is not common but it does happen. Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers most often move into positions as Environmental Health & Safety Managers or Safety Managers. Environmental Health & Safety Managers actually earn $18K less on average, however, and Safety Managers earn $31K less per year than Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers do.

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


Typical Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, Project Management, Environmental Compliance, and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Regulatory Compliance also know Environmental Compliance.

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

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $75K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $87K. For Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $92K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $98K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


For Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 14 percent above the national average. In Phoenix, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salaries



National Average
$92,000


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

Regulatory Compliance
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Project Management
0%

National Average
$92,000

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 1%

Safety Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 4%
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