Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director Salary

Environmental Health & Safety Directors in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $102K annually. Overall cash earnings for Environmental Health & Safety Directors stretch from $63K on the lower end to $165K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $29K from bonuses and $20K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most Environmental Health & Safety Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority (81 percent) of Environmental Health & Safety Directors who answered the questionnaire are male. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$63,565 - $147,455
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$64K
$100K
$150K
MEDIAN: $102,099
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$14.56 - $58.17
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$63,565 - $147,455  
   
Bonus
$302.01 - $29,380  
Profit Sharing
$2.79 - $19,866  
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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$62,889 - $164,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,116
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Hourly Rate
$14.56 - $58.17  
   
Overtime
$14.35 - $64.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$302.01 - $29,380  
   
Profit Sharing
$2.79 - $19,866  
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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$62,889 - $164,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Program Management, Environmental Compliance, Risk Management / Risk Control, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Training and Safety Compliance. Those educated in Environmental Compliance tend to be well versed 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Environmental Health & Safety Directors. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $71K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $87K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $108K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $124K.

Pay Difference by Location


Environmental Health & Safety Directors will find that Atlanta offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 23 percent. Environmental Health & Safety Directors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+19 percent), Charlotte (+17 percent), Dallas (+16 percent), and Chicago (+13 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Fort Worth is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 8 percent less in Minneapolis and 6 percent less in Tampa, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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 203 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
47%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 6%
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