Average Environmental Health Specialist Salary

$43,921
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$979
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The average salary for an Environmental Health Specialist is $43,921.
10%
$33k
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$44k
90%
$70k
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$33k - $70k
Bonus
$407 - $3k
Total Pay
$33k - $69k

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Job Description for Environmental Health Specialist

Environmental Health 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.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health Specialist

Skills in Public Health, Food Safety, Environmental Compliance and Infectious Disease Knowledge are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Health Specialist

An entry-level Environmental Health Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $38,692 based on 35 salaries. An early career Environmental Health Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,453 based on 103 salaries. A mid-career Environmental Health Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,592 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Environmental Health Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,357 based on 50 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $83,994.
Employees with Environmental Health Specialist in their job title in Fairfax, Virginia earn an average of 46.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (34.2% more) and Las Vegas, Nevada (11.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (31.3% less), Savannah, Georgia (20.3% less) and Charlottesville, Virginia (10.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 234 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.0%
Early Career
44.0%
Mid Career
14.1%
Experienced
21.4%
Late Career
5.6%