Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Leader Salary

Just below three-fifths of Environmental Health & Safety Leaders in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $45K to $114K per year, and the average comes out to $76K per year. Work is enjoyable for Environmental Health & Safety Leaders, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 81 percent of Environmental Health & Safety Leaders are male. In this profession, almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a large number have vision insurance, as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$48,784 - $109,027
MEDIAN: $75,860

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$48,784 - $109,027  
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$45,487 - $113,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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Environmental Health & Safety Leaders only report a few specific skills. Safety Compliance and Environmental Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

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

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

In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $57K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $72K. For Environmental Health & Safety Leaders, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $87K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $115K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Leader Salaries

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

Safety Compliance

Environmental Compliance

National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.


19 %
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
medical benefits
Vision: 89%
dental benefits
None: 4%