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Law, Compliance, and Public Safety Careers | Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Responsible for managing a coordinated and systematic approach to managing the environmental impact of an organization on the surrounding area. Will ensure that the organization has a systematic approach to complying with environmental regulations, such as managing waste or air emissions. Other responsibilities may include finding ways to reduce the organization's carbon footprint.

Job Outlook

There were 93 Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 3148 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Safety Manager industry, which includes the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $75,342.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $74,122.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $64,182.

Education and Experience

Posted Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree8%
Bachelor's Degree65%
Master's Degree18%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other8%

Posted Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years27%
3 to 5 years48%
6 to 8 years15%
9+ years10%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (44%)
  • Microsoft Office (23%)
  • Planning (22%)
  • Writing (21%)
  • Problem Solving (21%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Environmental Health and Safety (87%)
  • Occupational Health and Safety (76%)
  • Industrial Hygiene (41%)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (21%)
  • Chemistry (21%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Biology (17%)
  • Workers' Compensation (17%)
  • Physics (14%)
  • Environmental Science (12%)
  • Toxicology (12%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • ISO 14001 Standards (7%)
  • Hazardous Waste Management (6%)
  • Contractor Safety (6%)
  • Process Safety (6%)
  • Fall Protection (6%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Eh&S Manager
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Environmental Health And Safety Specialist
  • Safety Manager
  • Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Walmart / Sam's (85)
  • Occupational Safety And Health Administration (55)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (52)
  • Triumvirate Environmental (37)
  • Sysco Corporation (33)

North Carolina

  • Triumvirate Environmental (5)
  • Leidos (4)
  • Strata Solar (2)
  • Schneider Electric (2)
  • Resource Environmental Solutions Llc (2)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!