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Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Coordinator

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

An Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Coordinator coordinates environmental health and safety policies, completes workplace and equipment inspections and implements workplace safety programs. Coordinates occupational safety training for employees. Monitors compliance with occupational safety and environmental regulations. May oversee handling of hazardous materials at a company site.

Job Outlook

There were 682 Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Coordinator job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 22645 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Safety Specialist / Coordinator industry, which includes the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Coordinator career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Coordinator jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $73,842.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $68,761.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Coordinator postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $58,581.

Education and Experience

Posted Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Coordinator jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree10.62%
Bachelor's Degree64.35%
Master's Degree13.45%
Doctoral Degree1.12%
Other19.6%

Posted Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Coordinator jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years34.85%
3 to 5 years51.79%
6 to 8 years7.35%
9+ years6.02%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Coordinator positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Management (50.42%)
  • Communication (38.49%)
  • Investigation (35.41%)
  • Operations (31.63%)
  • Leadership (31.47%)
  • Microsoft Office (17.64%)
  • Microsoft Excel (17.37%)
  • Coordinating (17.24%)
  • Problem Solving (14.93%)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (13.8%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Environment Health And Safety (80.89%)
  • Occupational Hygiene (20.94%)
  • Occupational Safety And Health (32.18%)
  • Risk Analysis (23.46%)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) (42.95%)
  • Auditing (41.01%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Risk Mitigation (8.44%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (5.48%)
  • Site Inspection (3.53%)
  • Risk Management (8.82%)
  • Regulatory Compliance (12.89%)
  • Root Cause Analysis (10.6%)
  • Ergonomics (12.47%)
  • Safety Culture (8.52%)
  • Project Management (10.44%)
  • Safety Training (16.1%)
  • Environmental Laws (8.72%)
  • Occupational Health (7.81%)
  • Construction (7.43%)
  • Job Safety Analysis (14.31%)
  • Internal Auditing (2.8%)
  • ISO 14000 Series (7.79%)
  • Emergency Response (15.43%)
  • Environmental Science (9.08%)
  • Environmental Compliance (8.25%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Contractor Safety (4.22%)
  • Emergency Response Planning (3.2%)
  • Safety Management Systems (1.37%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Contractor Safety (7.32%)
  • Risk Analysis (40.7%)
  • Safety Management Systems (2.38%)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) (74.5%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Coordinator skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
  • Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator
  • Health and Safety Specialist
  • Site Safety and Health Officer
  • Environmental Health and Safety Manager
  • HSE Specialist
  • Health and Safety Coordinator
  • Safety Representative
  • HSE Coordinator
  • HSE Advisor

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Coordinator jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Amazon (1161)
  • Randstad (139)
  • Actalent (120)
  • Chili's Grill & Bar (72)
  • United States Department of Labor (72)
  • Kelly Services (70)
  • Fluor (69)
  • Fieldcore Service Solutions (63)
  • The Judge Group (57)
  • Mahle (56)

North Carolina

  • Duke University (30)
  • Amazon (26)
  • Actalent (11)
  • Randstad (10)
  • Jacobs Engineering Group (7)
  • Chili's Grill & Bar (7)
  • Eli Lilly (7)
  • Campbell Soup (6)
  • CRH Americas (6)
  • ABB (6)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!