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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director Salary

Wages for Environmental Health & Safety Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($102K) per year. Total cash compensation for Environmental Health & Safety Directors runs from $61K to $164K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $29K and profit sharing that can reach almost $20K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Environmental Health & Safety Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Environmental Health & Safety Directors (80 percent) survey respondents are men. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$61,766 - $146,703
(Median)
$62K
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MEDIAN: $101,745
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$14.60 - $57.78
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$61,766 - $146,703  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $29,353  
Profit Sharing
$367.50 - $19,904  
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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$61,127 - $163,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.60 - $57.78  
   
Overtime
$14.35 - $64.56  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$484.79 - $29,353  
   
Profit Sharing
$367.50 - $19,904  
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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$61,127 - $163,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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 Directors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Program Management, Environmental Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, and Risk Management / Risk Control are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Training and Safety Compliance. Most people skilled in Environmental Compliance are similarly competent in Regulatory Compliance.

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Environmental Health & Safety Directors with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $70K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $87K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $108K. Environmental Health & Safety Directors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $123K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Environmental Health & Safety Directors, Atlanta provides a pay rate that is 22 percent greater than the national average. Environmental Health & Safety Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+20 percent), Charlotte (+18 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), and Philadelphia (+13 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Fort Worth is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Tampa and Minneapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director Salaries



National Average
$108,000



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


Environmental Compliance
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Regulatory Compliance
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Risk Management / Risk Control
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Project Management
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National Average
$108,000

OSHA Compliance
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Safety Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 225 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

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: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 6%
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