Sustainability Director Salary

The average Sustainability Director in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $106K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women make up the majority of Sustainability Directors (60 percent) who completed the questionnaire. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$63,616 - $155,836
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MEDIAN: $103,963
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Salary $63,616 - $155,836
Bonus $1,927 - $39,353
Profit Sharing $20,000
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$65,580 - $177,902
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 80

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

  • 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.

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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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Key Stats for Sustainability Director

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Sustainability Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

Experienced
▲30%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$107,000

Entry-Level
▼25%

Skills That Affect Sustainability Director Salaries

Energy Conservation & Efficiency
▲14%

Project Management
▲9%

Strategic Project Management
▲4%

National Average
$107,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 5%