Entry-Level Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager Salary (United States)

About two-thirds of Entry-Level Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Managers are relatively junior in their careers, reporting less than five years' experience and an average income of $60,275 annually. Overall cash allowance, including $8,204 each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, generally bottoms out around $40,028 and peaks near $83,148. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; most claim both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision coverage. Making up 78 percent of the field, male Entry-Level Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of Entry-Level Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This outline is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Entry-Level Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager Salary (?
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$40,028 - $83,148
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MEDIAN: $60,575
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Entry-Level Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager Salary (?
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$12.97 - $34.35
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,028 - $83,148  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,204  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,010  
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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$38,917 - $86,430  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 667
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.97 - $34.35  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $41.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,204  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,010  
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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$38,917 - $86,430  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Managers in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 19 percent above the national average.

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager in callicoon:
"Responsibilities."
Conduct your inspections and assure your facility is in compliance even when it is decided that safety is not the companies and or corporate office or the facility's priority.
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager in Houston:
"Be A True Steward Of The Environment."
Ask the right questions, be proactive, and have the required compliance processes in place.
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager in Colorado Springs:
"Management Defines Safety Culture."
1) You must have a "missionary" mindset; don't do this for the money, perks or pats on the back. 2) Your success and happiness is tied to upper management's desire for a good safety (ESH) culture. 3) Your role, actions and activities will be viewed as "costs" to the organization, no matter what proactive risk reducing initiatives you launch. 4) Find an organization that has a good strong safety culture and great leaders.

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

Industrial Hygiene
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Evaluation and Management Auditing
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Occupational Health
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Program Management
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Safety Compliance
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Regulatory Compliance
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Leadership
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Emergency Response
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Training Management
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Environmental Compliance
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OSHA Compliance
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Training
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Microsoft Word
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Risk Management / Risk Control
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$60,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 10%
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