Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Leader Salary

Environmental Health & Safety Leaders in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with over one-half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $76K annually on average but can range from $44K to $119K per year. The vast majority of Environmental Health & Safety Leaders (81 percent) survey respondents are men. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$47,635 - $114,262
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$48K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,388
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$10.49 - $34.52
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$47,635 - $114,262  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,392  
Total Pay (?
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$43,515 - $118,677  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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Hourly Rate
$10.49 - $34.52  
   
Overtime
$23.60 - $30.52  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,392  
   
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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$43,515 - $118,677  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Survey takers who work as Environmental Health & Safety Leaders usually 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.


Environmental Health & Safety Leaders with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $54K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $73K. Environmental Health & Safety Leaders who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $87K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $115K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Leader Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$75,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

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

Safety Compliance
0%

Environmental Compliance
0%

National Average
$75,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 86% employee benefits None: 8%
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