Doing More with Less: EHS Today's 2022 National Safety and Salary Survey

Aug. 16, 2022
Safety professionals share how they're getting by, what they're making and how they feel about OSHA in our annual state of the industry survey.

Editor's Note: You can find more salary information and insights from the 2022 National Safety & Salary Survey in the coming days. Read an accompanying article hereEHS Today editors hosted a free webinar delving even deeper into the results; you can watch the presentation on-demand here.

How much does an EHS professional make? How do safety leaders feel about the state of the industries they work in? Why do so many of them feel that they're constantly being asked to do more with less? What keeps them up at night?

Earlier this year, we conducted a survey of the EHS Today readership, and we asked all these questions — and more. All told, we received fully completed responses from 1,100 EHS professionals.

Based on the most frequent responses to our various demographic questions, the typical safety leader has the job title of EHS manager, is a white male in his 50s, lives in the Midwest, has more than 20 years of experience, works for a manufacturing company, manages a staff of less than 10 people, earns $99,609, and in the past year received a raise of just under 7%.

But that's just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak, when it comes to identifying the issues and challenges of somebody whose job, day in and day out, is to keep their employees safe from the many kinds of harm that can be present at the workplace, as well as the occupational health hazards that can often go unseen until it's too late.

Click through the slideshow to take a deeper dive into the responses and find out a lot more about what safety professionals do and earn, then let us know your own  experiences in the comments section below.

Additional 2022 National Safety & Salary Survey findings:

About the Author

Dave Blanchard | Editor-in-Chief / Senior Director of Content

During his career Dave Blanchard has led the editorial management of many of Endeavor Business Media's best-known brands, including IndustryWeek, EHS Today, Material Handling & Logistics, Logistics Today, Supply Chain Technology News, and Business Finance. In addition, he serves as senior content director of the annual Safety Leadership Conference. With over 30 years of B2B media experience, Dave literally wrote the book on supply chain management, Supply Chain Management Best Practices (John Wiley & Sons, 2021), which has been translated into several languages and is currently in its third edition. Prior to joining Endeavor/Informa/Penton, he spent a decade covering the artificial intelligence industry. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at major trade shows and conferences, and has won numerous awards for writing and editing. He is a voting member of the jury of the Logistics Hall of Fame, and is a graduate of Northern Illinois University. 

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