Sustainability Director Salary

Average Sustainability Directors in the United States make around $109K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Sustainability Directors survey participants are more prevalent than men — 61 percent of professionals. Most Sustainability Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$68,103 - $155,545
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MEDIAN: $108,555
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$68,103 - $155,545  
   
Bonus
$6,000 - $39,985  
Profit Sharing
$19,774  
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$68,487 - $179,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88

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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

  • Design and implement strategies which help a company reduce resource use, energy use, pollution, and waste.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Sustainability Director

Pay by Experience for a Sustainability Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Sustainability Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 19 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sustainability Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Sustainability Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $139,000 based on 38 salaries. A Sustainability Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $142,000 based on 15 salaries.

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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 17 votes.
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Sustainability Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲24%

National Average
$112,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼28%

Skills That Affect Sustainability Director Salaries

Energy Conservation & Efficiency
▲9%

Project Management
▲4%

Strategic Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$112,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 7%
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