Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Leader Salary

Environmental Health & Safety Leaders in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just under three-fifths of Environmental Health & Safety Leaders. Salaries average out to around $77K annually and spread from $44K to $118K per year. Men account for the majority of Environmental Health & Safety Leaders who responded to the questionnaire — 81 percent to be exact. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn vision coverage. Most Environmental Health & Safety Leaders like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$48,700 - $112,999
MEDIAN: $76,901

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$48,700 - $112,999  
$0.00 - $19,392  
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$44,391 - $117,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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Environmental Health & Safety Leaders who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Safety Compliance and Environmental Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Environmental Health & Safety Leaders. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $55K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $74K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $87K. Professionals who have racked up more than two decades of experience enjoy comfortable salaries; at this stage, median wages are a cushy $115K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Safety Compliance
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National Average

Environmental Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 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: 92% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 89% employee benefits None: 6%