Sustainability Director Salary

Sustainability Directors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $110K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Sustainability Directors (61 percent) who took the survey are female. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The majority of Sustainability Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$67,160 - $152,875
$67K
$110K
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MEDIAN: $109,720
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$67,160 - $152,875  
   
Bonus
$4,050 - $39,439  
Profit Sharing
$17,000  
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$68,329 - $177,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 93

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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.

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Sustainability Director Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Sustainability Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Sustainability Directors with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Professionals with less than five years' experience earn a median of $87K annually, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts report a weighty six-figure median of $118K. For Sustainability Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $139K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $142K on average.

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Key Stats for Sustainability Director

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Sustainability Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲26%

Experienced
▲24%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$113,000

Entry-Level
▼23%

Skills That Affect Sustainability Director Salaries

Energy Conservation & Efficiency
▲8%

Project Management
▲1%

National Average
$113,000

Strategic Project Management
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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