$61,400
Avg. Salary
$22.52
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,961

Bonus

$1,974

Profit Sharing

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The average pay for an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist is $22.52 per hour.

The average pay for an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist is $61,400 per year.

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$14.92
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$22.52
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$34.23
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MEDIAN $22.52
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$44k
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$85k
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MEDIAN $61,400
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$0$86K
Salary $43,500 - $85,004
Bonus $200 - $8,739
Profit Sharing $58.54 - $7,966
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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$41,128 - $86,608
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,137
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $14.92 - $34.23
Hourly Tips $3.94
Overtime $24.41 - $45.43
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $200 - $8,739
Profit Sharing $58.54 - $7,966
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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$41,128 - $86,608
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 394

Job Description for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist

An environmental health and safety specialist observes and chronicles individuals' typical behaviors and procedures to determine if these practices are safe for the individual and for the company as a whole. This position is especially important in manufacturing and production fields, as a great deal of safety concerns may arise for those working on heavy machinery or directly with raw materials. The environmental health and safety specialist identifies potential safety hazards in operations and then report their findings to supervisors, who may be a board of representatives or a senior environmental health and safety specialist. After problems are identified, the individual must develop strategies or a plan of action to safely deal with the problem. In addition, an environmental health and safety specialist also may examine the operations of a company as a whole and determine if they are environmentally friendly; for instance, the job may require determining if certain emissions standards are being met by a production plant.

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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist Tasks
  • Conduct research for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or environmental hazards.
  • Generate and maintain documentation related to EHS initiatives.
  • Contribute to administration of EHS programs.

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist Pay By Employer

$0$81K

Amazon.com Inc
11 profiles
$51,204

$78,581

$70,198

EBI Consulting
7 profiles
$54,200

INVISTA, Inc.
6 profiles
$74,032

$50,884

$57,100

GlaxoSmithKline
5 profiles
$67,411

CBRE Group
5 profiles
$63,480

Common Career Paths for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist


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At the upper end, Environmental Health & Safety Specialists who move into an Environmental Health & Safety Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Environmental Health & Safety Directors is a much higher $105K per year. The most common next step for an Environmental Health & Safety Specialist is to become an Environmental Health & Safety Manager or a Safety Manager. The former position pays an additional $16K per year on average, and the latter position pays $2K more per year.

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Project Management, Emergency Response, and Risk Management / Risk Control are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent, 10 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Ergonomics, Microsoft Office, and Environmental Compliance. Most people familiar with OSHA Compliance also know Safety Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, and Training. Those educated in Environmental Compliance tend to be well versed in Regulatory Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 804 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 418 salaries. An experienced Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 292 salaries. An Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 94 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,672

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

For Environmental Health & Safety Specialists, busy Dallas offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 17 percent above the national average. Environmental Health & Safety Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Pittsburgh (+13 percent), Houston (+12 percent), Atlanta (+10 percent), and Philadelphia (+9 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Environmental Health & Safety Specialists is geography, with workers in Oklahoma City earning a whopping 27 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Antonio (22 percent lower) and Tampa (10 percent lower).

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist?

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist in Portland:
Choose a challenging internship/coop position. This is a key piece to successful employment.

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist in 15001:
"Keep Learning."
You know more than you think, don't let the title scare you.

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist in Anchorage:
"Work toward BCSP certifications."
Many in the EHS industry are in their job because of the need to fill a role or because of needing to change careers. In order to progress in the field though more and more companies are looking for educated and experienced employees in one package.

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist in Sacramento:
"EH&S."
Pros: Flexibility and Variety.
Cons: Regulatory standards to keep up with.

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist in Washington:
"Future."
Share and communicate knowledge to others around you. Try not to operate in a vacuum and have tunnel vision. Network always.

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist in Kilgore:
"Become A Safety Expert."
Work hard to ensure the safety of all employees, contractors and visitors. Keep the environment clean.

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist in Nahunta, Georgia:
"Making The World A Safer, Healthier Place."
Pros: Every day is different. Excellent opportunities for continued education. Wonderful colleagues and work environment.
Cons: Daily commute. Wear and tear on current vehicle.

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Key Stats for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 444 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist Salaries

▲25%

▲16%

▲7%

National Average
$61,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist Salaries

Project Management
▲37%

Emergency Response
▲8%

Risk Management / Risk Control
▲4%



National Average
$61,000


OSHA Compliance
▼2%

Safety Compliance
▼2%

▼4%



Ergonomics
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 444 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 10%