The average salary for an Environmental Health Specialist is $43,921.
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Job Description for Environmental Health Specialist
An environmental health specialist works directly for a company or for a consulting service that provides information about the company’s environmental impact. The specialist should also make sure that the environment is suitable for employees to work in. If it is not, he or she needs to know what needs to be improved. Things that may be considered are disposal techniques and air quality. The specialist may also help the company’s processes to become more environmentally friendly, so that it imp…Read more
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
Infectious Disease Knowledge
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.
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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).
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