Sustainability Manager Salary

For Sustainability Managers, annual average wages total $72K per year. Cash earnings for Sustainability Managers — which occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing — stretch from around $46K to approximately $113K. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men working as Sustainability Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$46,838 - $107,885
$47K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,902
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$14.52 - $27.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,838 - $107,885  
   
Bonus
$494.93 - $14,502  
Profit Sharing
$145.44 - $15,456  
Commission
$15,000  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$45,943 - $112,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 193
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.28  
   
Overtime
$21.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$494.93 - $14,502  
   
Commission
$15,000  
Profit Sharing
$145.44 - $15,456  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$45,943 - $112,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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Job Description for Sustainability Manager

Sustainability managers help their companies balance out their impact on the environment, generally by advising management regarding what should be improved to lessen negative impacts. They may also carry out evaluations of departments and operations within the company to determine areas of improvement, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, providing more effective modes of transportation, managing waste disposal, reducing the company's "carbon footprint," and conserving energy and water. These evaluations must always be conducted in an objective and professional manner.

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Sustainability Manager Tasks

  • Enact and socialize policies on an organization's energy use, resource conservation, and waste management.
  • Evaluate and develop methodologies for sustainability initiatives.
  • Supervise employees on sustainability endeavors.

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Popular Skills for Sustainability Manager


Survey results show that Sustainability Managers use a fair number of skills. Lucky workers who know Strategy Development can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 37 percent above average. Strategic Planning and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 16 percent and 37 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Energy Conservation & Efficiency and Oral / Verbal Communication. Project Management is a skill commonly found among those who know Program Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Sustainability Manager

Pay by Experience for a Sustainability Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Sustainability Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 112 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sustainability Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 81 salaries. An experienced Sustainability Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 43 salaries. A Sustainability Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,360

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Sustainability Managers, working in the bustling city of Atlanta has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Sustainability Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+25 percent), Boston (+22 percent), San Francisco (+22 percent), and Los Angeles (+15 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Sustainability Managers is geography, with workers in Portland earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Sustainability Manager

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Sustainability Manager Salaries

▲46%

Late-Career
▲41%

▲5%

National Average
$72,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Sustainability Manager Salaries

Strategy Development
▲37%

Strategic Planning
▲16%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲16%

Sustainability
▲15%



Program Management
▲1%

National Average
$72,000

Environmental Consulting
▼2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼3%

Energy Conservation & Efficiency
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 5%
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