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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 about three in four of Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers. Salaries average out to around $87K annually and spread from $69K to $119K per year. Total incomes of Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $12K from bonuses and close to $15K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $69K and $119K. In this profession, nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers (68 percent) survey respondents are male. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$68,437 - $111,523
(Median)
$68K
$87K
$110K
MEDIAN: $86,696
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$25.21 - $92.74
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$93
MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary 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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,437 - $111,523  
   
Bonus
$489.36 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$1,142 - $15,101  
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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$69,327 - $119,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 251
National Hourly Rate 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$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$25.21 - $92.74  
   
Overtime
$20.27 - $101.59  
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$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$489.36 - $11,836  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,142 - $15,101  
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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$69,327 - $119,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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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It doesn't happen often, but some Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers do move on to become Environmental Health & Safety Directors. The average pay for that role is slightly higher at $103K per year. Many Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers go on to become Environmental Health & Safety Managers or Safety Managers despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $17K lower and $31K lower, respectively.

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


Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, Environmental Compliance, Project Management, and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Regulatory Compliance also tend to 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $74K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $87K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $91K in this role. Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $97K.

Pay Difference by Location


Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 15 percent.

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


National Average
$92,000



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

Regulatory Compliance
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Environmental Compliance
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Project Management
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National Average
$92,000

Safety Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 4%