Sustainability Manager Salary

Sustainability Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $73K per year. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Sustainability Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. The majority of Sustainability Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$47,641 - $103,098

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$15.21 - $38.47

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Salary
$47,641 - $103,098  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,344  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $12,000  
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$45,868 - $111,820  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 221
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Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $38.47  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,344  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $12,000  
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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$45,868 - $111,820  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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

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

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Sustainability Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Strategy Development, Strategic Planning, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 29 percent, and 27 percent, respectively. Those listing Oral / Verbal Communication as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Program Management and Project Management also typically command lower compensation.

Pay by Experience Level for Sustainability Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Sustainability Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $62K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $79K. Sustainability Managers bring in $100K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $107K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Sustainable management takes the concepts from sustainability and synthesizes them with the concepts of management. Sustainability has three branches: the environment, the needs of present and future generations, and the economy.

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Experience Affects Sustainability Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$75,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Sustainability Manager Salaries

Strategy Development
up arrow 32%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 29%

Data Analysis
up arrow 27%

Sustainability
up arrow 21%

Energy Conservation & Efficiency
up arrow 12%

Environmental Consulting
up arrow 6%

National Average
$75,000


Program Management
up arrow 17%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 5%
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