Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salary

With close to three-fourths of Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $72K to $124K per year and averages out to $90K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $13K and $9K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers can bottom out near $72K or peak near $124K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. There are more male Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 65 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$70,508 - $115,531
(Median)
$71K
$90K
$120K
MEDIAN: $89,708
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90%

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$32.50 - $81.50
(Median)
$32
$49
$82
MEDIAN: $49.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$70,508 - $115,531  
   
Bonus
$503 - $12,983  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,342  
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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$72,407 - $124,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 251
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$32.50 - $81.50  
   
Overtime
$46.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$503 - $12,983  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,342  
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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$72,407 - $124,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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 tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Environmental Health & Safety Director. The two jobs pay about the same on average. Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers most frequently become Environmental Health & Safety Managers and Safety Managers even though median compensation is $20K lower and $33K lower, respectively.

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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 Regulatory Compliance, Environmental Compliance, Project Management, 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $77K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $90K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $94K 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 $100K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $94,467

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

Home to some of the best pay for Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 8 percent above the national average. The lowest-paying market is Phoenix, which sits 17 percent below the national average.

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



National Average
$94,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

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

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

Environmental Compliance
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$94,000

Safety Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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