Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salary

Median pay for Environmental Health & Safety Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $19.48 per hour. Total cash compensation to Environmental Health & Safety Technicians bottoms out near $32K and approaches $71K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $9K from bonuses and almost $11K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Male Environmental Health & Safety Technicians who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (66 percent) are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$34,900 - $72,956
$35K
$50K
$73K
MEDIAN: $49,565
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$13.50 - $30.23
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MEDIAN: $19.39
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$0$72K
Salary $34,900 - $72,956
Bonus $0.00 - $9,274
Profit Sharing $950
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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$31,000 - $70,986
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 96
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $13.50 - $30.23
Overtime $18.25 - $51.80
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,274
Profit Sharing $950
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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$31,000 - $70,986
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 142

Job Description for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician

Environmental health and safety (EHS) technicians are responsible for collecting, delivering, preparing, and transferring many types of chemicals and other sensitive/hazardous materials around job sites. They are also in charge of conducting inspections to ensure that all equipment and processes meet business and regulatory requirements. Additionally, these professionals make sure the supply of chemicals and materials is maintained, train other employees in all regulatory processes, and make sure that all employees are following guidelines. This is generally a full-time position that requires some travel. EHS technicians also need to be able to occasionally lift heavy objects and work in confined spaces.

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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Tasks

  • Follow procedures to monitor health and safety at designated locations, such as ergonomics, air quality, and waste disposal.
  • Know, apply, and document state, OSHA, and federal regulations, and identify problems and suggest remedies.
  • Educate, monitor, and train personnel in safe work procedures.
  • Develop and disseminate manuals and documentation around health and safety.

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


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Environmental Health & Safety Technicians who move on to become Environmental Health & Safety Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Environmental Health & Safety Managers get paid an average of $75K per year. It is quite typical for Environmental Health & Safety Technicians to transition into roles as Environmental Health & Safety Specialists or Environmental Health & Safety Coordinators, where reported median earnings are $13K and $5K higher per year.

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Job Listings

Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician


Typical Environmental Health & Safety Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Safety Compliance, OSHA Compliance, and Environmental Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people skilled in OSHA Compliance are similarly competent in Environmental Compliance.

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

Pay by Experience for an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 175 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 32 salaries. An Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 8 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,316

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

For those looking to make money, Environmental Health & Safety Technicians in Freeport enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Environmental Health & Safety Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+11 percent) and Bakersfield (+4 percent). Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Minneapolis.

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Reviews

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

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician in Trinidad:
Pros: The opportunity to learn about new technology in waste treatment. The opportunity to experiment, develop and improve existing treatment methods.
Cons:

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician in Thief River Falls:
"Rewarding."
Pros: I get to interact with all kinds of people. Friendly work environment. Large company.
Cons: Pay scale. Current job title and status.

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician in Carpinteria:
"Laid-back, various monetary persk, great work culture."
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Key Stats for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salaries

▲30%

▲14%

▲3%

National Average
$45,000

▼1%

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


OSHA Compliance
▲2%


National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 11%