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.
|Salary||$68,103 - $155,545|
|Bonus||$6,000 - $39,985|
|Total Pay (||$68,487 - $179,118|
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.Read More...
The director may also come up with training and education programs for employees so that they can contribute to creating a more environmentally company. Being an environmentally friendly company is important for company image, as well as minimizing the company’s negative environmental impact. Though implementation processes for green technology are often expensive, in the long run they may be able to save money in ways such as saving energy. Success may be measured by things such as profits and energy saved.
Since this is a management position, past experience directing others may need to be demonstrated. It is important to be a motivated individual in order to create a successful portfolio. However, it is also important to be able to work well on a team, as many of the processes involve working with others. Often, a master’s degree is required, and one in architecture or engineering may be preferred. This is usually a full-time job that may involve overseeing a multitude of departments and sectors. Much of the work is done in an office, though some travel may be necessary.
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.
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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