Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salary

The average Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineer in the United States earns approximately $94K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (61 percent) are men. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Almost all claim medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$70,551 - $116,221
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Salary $70,551 - $116,221
Bonus $-0.49 - $14,795
Profit Sharing $2,897
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$73,538 - $123,797
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 62

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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

  • Provide technical expertise for OSHA regulation implementation, emergency response, accident investigations, hygiene, and ergonomics.
  • Conduct training and document procedures for improving health and safety.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer


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As Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Environmental Health & Safety Director position pays around the same amount as the Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineer job on average. A lot of Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers advance their careers by becoming Environmental Health & Safety Managers and Safety Managers. However, those positions offer $21K less and $34K less per year on average.

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


Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Safety Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, Project Management, and Environmental Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Regulatory Compliance also know Environmental Compliance.

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

Pay by Experience for a Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 9 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 44 salaries. A Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 28 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $94,964

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

Location does not play a huge part in determining pay, but Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineers in Houston do earn slightly more than the national average. In Phoenix, salaries are 19 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Key Stats for Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer Salaries

▲10%

▲4%

National Average
$95,000

▼8%

Entry-Level
▼18%

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



Project Management
▲3%


National Average
$95,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None: 5%
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