Sustainability Director Salary

Sustainability Directors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $100K per year. Cash earnings for Sustainability Directors — including $29K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $57K to $165K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$56,309 - $148,149

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$56,309 - $148,149  
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Profit Sharing
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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).
$56,598 - $164,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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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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Professional skills reported by Sustainability Directors are few in number. Energy Conservation & Efficiency and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Project Management, on the other hand, is typically associated with much 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 13 votes.


58 %
43 %

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: 95% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 3%