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How Much Can I Make as a Professional In Environmental, Hygiene and Safety?


If you're looking for process safety management jobs, including careers in environmental, hygiene and safety, you might be wondering what the statistics are regarding pay and benefits in this line of work. If you're trying to get back in the game after a break, here are some updated salary data for environmental safety jobs.

The median pay for a career in environmental, hygiene and safety settles around $65,586 per year. This serves more as a blanket average for people who work in safety jobs, along with jobs in managing safety consulting.

When it comes to environmental management and process safety management jobs, however, median salary increases considerably to $80,147. Of course, this can be more or less depending on the company you work for and the level of experience you have. For example, General Electric Co. (GE) will pay an average of $95,000 for an experienced health and safety professional. By comparison, Cargill will only pay an average of $65,899.

As of April 2018, almost 80% of professionals in a career related to environmental, occupational health and safety would recommend entering a job in this area.

If you're not interested in management, an environmental engineer can earn a median salary of around $63,649.

It's important to note that between 2016 and 2026, it's expected that the employment of workers in the fields of environmental science and environmental specialists is expected to grow by 11%. As modern manufacturing becomes more complex, the need for environmental & safety compliance will only increase along with the rules and regulations. OSHA certified safety technicians are a necessity for managing safety and preventing on the job accidents (not to mention maintaining compliance).

Keep in mind that each specialty within this field is different. Many process safety management jobs are awarded additional compensation through commission and bonuses, but that can vary due to a variety of factors. Salaries and benefits are going to change depending on the company you work for and the location of your job. Countless external factors including taxes, property value, and population density can all affect the compensation you receive.

To get the best information on environmental, occupational health and safety jobs near you, contact EHSCareers at ehscareers.com today.


Sep 27