Sustainability Directors in the United States can expect wages of $110K annually on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Female Sustainability Directors are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (62 percent) are women. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $80K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $114K. Sustainability Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $139K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $142K.

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Experience Affects Sustainability Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$112,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Skills That Affect Sustainability Director Salaries

Energy Conservation & Efficiency
up arrow 9%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$112,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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