A little under three-quarters of Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $75K to $123K per year, and the average comes out to $93K annually. Total cash compensation to Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers bottoms out near $75K and approaches $123K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $9K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. Most Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$71,152 - $115,551
(Median)
$71K
$93K
$120K
MEDIAN: $93,307
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50%
90%

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$40.90 - $50.00
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$46
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MEDIAN: $46.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$71,152 - $115,551  
   
Bonus
$2,013 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,192  
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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$74,526 - $123,444  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$46.13  
   
Overtime
$46.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,013 - $14,899  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,192  
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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$74,526 - $123,444  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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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.

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Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Environmental Health & Safety Director. On average, Environmental Health & Safety Directors get paid about the same as Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers do. A lot of Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers advance their careers by becoming Environmental Health & Safety Managers and Safety Managers. However, those positions offer $22K less and $35K less per year on average.

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


Survey takers who work as Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Safety Compliance, Project Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Environmental Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those 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.


For Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $77K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $90K. Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers bring in $100K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $105K.

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



National Average
$97,000


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

Safety Compliance
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Regulatory Compliance
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Project Management
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National Average
$97,000

Environmental Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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