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 approximately three-fourths of Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers. Pay fluctuates from $72K to $124K per year, but expected earnings average $90K per year. Total cash earnings of Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers range from $72K on the low end to $124K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $13K and $9K, respectively. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (65 percent) are men. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$70,508 - $115,531
(Median)
$71K
$90K
$120K
MEDIAN: $89,708
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50%
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 (?
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
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 (?
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$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 sometimes move into a Environmental Health & Safety Director role, where the salary is similar. Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers most frequently advance into Environmental Health & Safety Manager and Safety Manager roles even though the median salaries are $20K lower and $33K lower, respectively.

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


Survey takers who work as Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers report a focused set 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 educated in Regulatory Compliance tend to be well versed 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.


For many Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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. Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers bring in $94K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $100K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $94,467

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Surpassing the national average by 8 percent, Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Phoenix is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent.

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



National Average
$94,000


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

Regulatory Compliance
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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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