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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 nearly three in four bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $87K annually on average but can range from $70K to $119K per year. Total cash earnings of Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers range from $70K on the low end to $119K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $11K and $15K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. More than half of Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers (69 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$68,341 - $111,411
(Median)
$68K
$87K
$110K
MEDIAN: $87,179
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$25.64 - $91.23
(Median)
$26
$49
$91
MEDIAN: $48.00
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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
$68,341 - $111,411  
   
Bonus
$489.36 - $11,234  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $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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$69,876 - $118,931  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 247
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
$489.36 - $11,234  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $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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$69,876 - $118,931  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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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For Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers, advancing into an Environmental Health & Safety Director role, for which the median salary is $103K, is not common but it does happen. Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers most often move into Environmental Health & Safety Manager or Safety Manager roles. However, the former pays $18K less on average, and the latter pays $31K less.

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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, Project Management, Environmental Compliance, and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $75K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $87K. Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $91K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineer with more than 20 years of experience can earn $97K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 16 percent above the national average. Trailing the national average by 15 percent, Phoenix is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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


National Average
$92,000



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

Regulatory Compliance
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Project Management
0%

National Average
$92,000

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 1%

Safety Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 4%
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