Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director Salary

Average pay for an Environmental Health & Safety Director in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $109K per year. With some bonuses approaching $29K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Environmental Health & Safety Directors spread between $68K and $170K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. Most Environmental Health & Safety Directors survey respondents are men (79 percent). Most Environmental Health & Safety Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$67,103 - $151,422
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MEDIAN: $109,215
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$14.79 - $39.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$67,103 - $151,422  
   
Bonus
$1,855 - $29,339  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,498  
Total Pay (?
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$67,949 - $169,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 571
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Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $39.66  
   
Overtime
$56.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,855 - $29,339  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,498  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$67,949 - $169,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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Job Description for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director

An environmental health and safety (EHS) director ensures that the health, safety, and environmental impact policies of their employer are being successfully implemented. This is a managerial position largely carried out in an office environment, though EHS directors regularly tour facilities to personally inspect operations and communicate with different departments. EHS directors are needed in all manner of industrial and manufacturing operations, as well as in government jobs and hospitals. Any organization that employs a significant number of people likely has an environmental health & safety department.

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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director Tasks

  • Develop environmental policies and practices.
  • Modify and implement compliance tracking programs and record keeping systems.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and corporate environmental, health and safety regulations.

Common Career Paths for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director


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Environmental Health & Safety Directors who take a Safety Director role, an upper-level role, may see a decrease in pay. Pay for Safety Directors is usually $68K.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director


Environmental Health & Safety Directors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Program Management, Risk Management / Risk Control, Environmental Compliance, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Security Policies and Procedures as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Training Program Development and Training also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Environmental Compliance are, more often than not, also skilled in Regulatory Compliance.

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

Pay by Experience for an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 56 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 124 salaries. An experienced Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 288 salaries. An Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $134,000 based on 236 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $114,059

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Environmental Health & Safety Directors earn a generous sum in the Midwest: In particular, Chicago, St. Louis, and Cleveland have higher pay rates than anywhere else in the country, each offering salaries above the national average. One of the biggest compensable factors for Environmental Health & Safety Directors is geography, with workers in Fort Worth earning a whopping 20 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in San Antonio (17 percent lower) and Orlando (16 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
43%
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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director Salaries

▲17%

▲1%

National Average
$114,000

▼20%

▼37%

Skills That Affect Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 7%
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