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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 around three in four of Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers. Salaries average out to around $86K annually and spread from $68K to $120K per year. Cash earnings for Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers — which occasionally include more than $12K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing — stretch from around $68K to approximately $120K. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (68 percent) are men. Nearly all claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$67,633 - $113,039
(Median)
68K
86K
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MEDIAN: $85,571
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$22.30 - $92.74
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MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,633 - $113,039  
   
Bonus
$306.39 - $11,635  
Profit Sharing
$1,158 - $14,899  
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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$68,170 - $119,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 263
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$22.30 - $92.74  
   
Overtime
$20.40 - $99.87  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$306.39 - $11,635  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,158 - $14,899  
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).
)
$68,170 - $119,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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 may rise for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Environmental Health & Safety Director, where the median income is $103K per year.

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


Professional skills reported by Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers are few in number. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, Environmental Compliance, Project Management, 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.


Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $72K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $84K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $89K. As Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $96K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers that is 16 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession.

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


National Average
$90,000



Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

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

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 3%

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$90,000

Safety Compliance
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

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