$108,733
Avg. Salary
$25.99
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$13,094

Bonus

$5,106

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director is $25.99 per hour.

The median Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director has a base pay of $108,733. Salaries generally range from $67k to $150k. The median bonus is $13,094. Skills that can affect salary include OSHA Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, Environmental Compliance, Program Management, Safety Compliance, Risk Management / Risk Control, Training, Training Program Development, Project Management, Security Policies and Procedures.
$11.66
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$25.99
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$59.18
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MEDIAN $25.99
$67k
10%
$109k
50%
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90%
MEDIAN $108,733
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MEDIAN: $108,733
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$11.66 - $59.18
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$0$168K
Salary $67,177 - $149,638
Bonus $1,996 - $29,261
Profit Sharing $489 - $15,280
Total Pay (?
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$67,452 - $168,483
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,107
Hourly Data $0$64
Hourly Rate $11.66 - $59.18
Overtime $28.69 - $64.56
Annual Data $0$168K
Bonus $1,996 - $29,261
Profit Sharing $489 - $15,280
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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$67,452 - $168,483
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

Job Description for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director

An environmental health and safety (EHS) director ensures that the health, safety, and environmental impact policies of their employer are being successfully implemented. This is a managerial position largely carried out in an office environment, though EHS directors regularly tour facilities to personally inspect operations and communicate with different departments. EHS directors are needed in all manner of industrial and manufacturing operations, as well as in government jobs and hospitals. Any organization that employs a significant number of people likely has an environmental health & safety department.

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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director Tasks
  • Develop environmental policies and practices.
  • Modify and implement compliance tracking programs and record keeping systems.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and corporate environmental, health and safety regulations.

Common Career Paths for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director


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Environmental Health & Safety Directors' salaries may sharply decline when they move into higher-end positions like Safety Director. The typical income for a Safety Director is $68K.

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director Job Listings

Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Program Management, Risk Management / Risk Control, Environmental Compliance, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Security Policies and Procedures as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Training Program Development and Training also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Environmental Compliance also know Regulatory Compliance.

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

Pay by Experience for an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 56 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 124 salaries. An experienced Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 288 salaries. An Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $134,000 based on 236 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

29%

18%

9%

7%

5%

-6%

-16%

National Average: $114,599

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Chicago, St. Louis, and Cleveland — each located in the Midwest — boast salaries above the national rate for Environmental Health & Safety Directors, making this region (and these three cities) top of the list for those looking to make even more money in this profession. Trailing the national average by 19 percent, Fort Worth is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in San Antonio and Orlando also lean toward paying below-median salaries (16 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director?

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director in Clarksburg:
"It’s not great."
Pros: Closer to work sites
Cons: Not a good area

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director in Phoenix:
"Excellent Metro Area."
Pros: Conveniences - Chandler provides clean well maintained low crime city with just about everything one would want for shopping, dining and activities.
Cons: Heat stresses at work and at home.

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director in Pittsburgh:
"Stay focused."
Stay focused on a few key initiatives. Avoid knee jerk reactions just to appease Sr Leadership. Don't lose touch with the reality of the everyday worker. Spend as much time in the field as possible. Remember that safety is more than just low numbers.

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director in Lafayette:
"Changing rules and regulations."
Don't reinvent the wheel call someone who knows and learn from that.

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director in Fort Wayne:
Learn as many facets of the job as possible. Workplace safety is a dynamic, it never stands still.

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Key Stats for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 179 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
43%

Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director Salaries

▲17%

▼0%

National Average
$115,000

▼20%

▼37%

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

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 179 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 6%