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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Leader Salary

Environmental Health & Safety Leaders in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly less than three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $76K annually on average but can range from $44K to $123K per year. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a large number have vision insurance, as well. There are far more male Environmental Health & Safety Leaders survey respondents than women, making up 80 percent. The majority of Environmental Health & Safety Leaders claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,924 - $117,801
(Median)
$48K
$76K
$120K
MEDIAN: $75,643
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$43,895 - $123,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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Survey takers who work as Environmental Health & Safety Leaders usually report a few specific skills. Environmental Compliance and Safety Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Aptitude in Environmental Compliance tends to also indicate an understanding of Safety Compliance.

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

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


For many Environmental Health & Safety Leaders, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $56K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $73K. Environmental Health & Safety Leaders with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $89K. Environmental Health & Safety Leaders who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $115K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Leader Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

National Average
$75,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

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

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 2%

Safety Compliance
0%

National Average
$75,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 84% employee benefits None: 9%
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