Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salary

Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $94K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 60 percent. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and most get vision insurance. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$71,574 - $119,452
$72K
$94K
$120K
MEDIAN: $94,441
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$0$126K
Salary $71,574 - $119,452
Bonus $493.16 - $20,273
Profit Sharing $2,897
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$74,666 - $126,144
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 76

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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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Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Environmental Health & Safety Director. On average, Environmental Health & Safety Directors get paid about the same as Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers do. Many Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers advance into roles as Environmental Health & Safety Managers or Safety Managers, but the median salaries are $21K lower and $35K lower, respectively.

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


Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Safety Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, Project Management, and Environmental Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Regulatory Compliance tend to be well versed 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: $96,824

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Compared to the national average, Houston Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers have slightly bigger paychecks. Nonetheless, location does not appear to strongly drive pay in one direction or the other for this occupation. The smallest paychecks in the market, 19 percent south of the national average, can be found in Phoenix.

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

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
26%
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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
▲1%

National Average
$97,000


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None: 4%
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