Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salary

Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up around three in four of Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers. Pay fluctuates from $71K to $119K per year, but expected earnings average $88K per year. Total cash compensation to Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers bottoms out near $71K and approaches $119K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $11K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. Men make up the majority of Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers (68 percent) survey respondents. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$69,020 - $110,825
(Median)
$69K
$88K
$110K
MEDIAN: $87,652
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$25.64 - $91.23
(Median)
$26
$49
$91
MEDIAN: $48.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,020 - $110,825  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $11,335  
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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$70,679 - $118,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 245
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$25.64 - $91.23  
   
Overtime
$20.13 - $102.31  
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
$484.79 - $11,335  
   
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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$70,679 - $118,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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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Although some Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers become Environmental Health & Safety Director, this progression is not the norm. However, the latter position does pay a little more at $103K. 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


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. Those proficient in Regulatory Compliance are, more often than not, also skilled in 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $75K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $87K. Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers see a median salary of $92K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $98K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 14 percent above the national average. The lowest-paying market is Phoenix, which sits 15 percent below the national average.

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



National Average
$92,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

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

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$92,000

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 1%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

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: 71% employee benefits None: 4%
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