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Sustainability Director Salary

Average Sustainability Directors in the United States make around $92K annually. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Sustainability Directors (51 percent) survey respondents. Most Sustainability Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$51,632 - $136,693
MEDIAN: $92,149

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National Salary Data (?
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$51,632 - $136,693  
$0.00 - $29,128  
Profit Sharing
$3,250 - $6,600  
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).
$53,749 - $152,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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Job Description for Sustainability Director

A sustainability director creates vision for the company as to how it can be more environmentally friendly. The director will then come up with programs that can be implemented in order to achieve a greener image. This may involve creating greener manufacturing processes, implementing energy saving processes, and creating buildings that are more environmentally sustainable. Often, the sustainability director will be given a budget, so it is essential to be able to come up with a cost-efficient plan.


Sustainability Director Tasks

  • Develop systems to monitor a company’s sustainability, and determine if goals are met.
  • Create reports on company sustainability to present to the media, government, public, and other interest groups.
  • Design and implement strategies which help a company reduce resource use, energy use, pollution, and waste.

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Typical Sustainability Directors report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Energy Conservation & Efficiency can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 23 percent above average. Those listing Project Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

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Experience Affects Sustainability Director Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Sustainability Director Salaries

Energy Conservation & Efficiency
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National Average

Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.


51 %
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 6%