Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salary

Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with more than two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $94K per year on average but can range from $75K to $124K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by almost all, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Male Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 62 percent of professionals. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$71,193 - $117,038
$71K
$94K
$120K
MEDIAN: $94,229
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$71,193 - $117,038  
   
Bonus
$2,000 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
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$75,175 - $124,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 100

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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 make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Environmental Health & Safety Director position pays around the same amount as the Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineer job on average. Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers most often move into positions as Environmental Health & Safety Managers or Safety Managers. Environmental Health & Safety Managers actually earn $22K less on average, however, and Safety Managers earn $35K less per year than Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers do.

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


Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers only 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. The majority of those 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.


For Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $78K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $91K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $100K in this role. Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $104K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $97,522

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

Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers working in Houston earn a bit more than the national average, but overall, earnings in this area are not heavily influenced by geographic location. In Phoenix, salaries are 20 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salaries

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
$98,000

▼7%

Entry-Level
▼20%

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



Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$98,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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