Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director Salary (United States)

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Directors in the United States typically earn six-figure salaries ($106,026) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Total cash compensation to Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Directors bottoms out near $58,924 and approaches $145,489 on the high end; the bigger paychecks include approximately $29K from bonuses and almost $19,750 from profit sharing. Experience level and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Directors far outnumber their female counterparys in the field. Work is enjoyable for the better half of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Directors who claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director Salary (?
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$58,924 - $145,489
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MEDIAN: $100,307
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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director Salary (?
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$13.74 - $53.96
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$58,924 - $145,489  
   
Bonus
$519 - $29,464  
Profit Sharing
$1,445 - $19,750  
Total Pay (?
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$57,995 - $162,912  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,143
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Hourly Rate
$13.74 - $53.96  
   
Overtime
$14.55 - $46.98  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$519 - $29,464  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,445 - $19,750  
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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$57,995 - $162,912  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and corporate environmental, health and safety regulations.
  • Modify and implement compliance tracking programs and record keeping systems.
  • Develop environmental policies and practices.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Directors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Program Management, Environmental Compliance, Risk Management / Risk Control, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 10 percent, 5 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Training. Most people who know Environmental Compliance also know Regulatory Compliance.

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

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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Directors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher salaries. At career start, salaries are typically $66K, which grows to $84K after five to 10 years. Salaries reach six figures after a good amount of time spent on the job—between 10 and 20 years—typically amounting to $106K. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Directors earning an average of $124K per year. Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Directors with more than 20 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with 10 to 20 years and one to 10 years. Workers who have been working for one to 10 years are hardest to find.

Pay Difference By Location

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$106,000
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Surpassing the national average by 27 percent, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Directors in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Other big spenders include Atlanta, Denver, Charlotte, and Houston, top-paying cities where Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Directors see paychecks higher than average (+26 percent, +24 percent, +21 percent, and +18 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in Fort Worth. Workers in Tampa and Minneapolis earn less than others in this profession; their -7 percent and -6 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director Salaries

National Average
$106,000

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

Regulatory Compliance
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$106,000
OSHA Compliance
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Project Management
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Safety Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
19%
female alumni
 
Male
81%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%
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