Sustainability Manager Salary

Sustainability Managers in the United States pull down an average of $72K annually. Cash earnings of Sustainability Managers can occasionally include $15K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $47K to almost $116K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Sustainability Managers is high. Women make up a slight majority of Sustainability Managers (53 percent) survey respondents. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,419 - $111,725
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$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,511
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$14.09 - $40.29
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$0$114K
Salary $46,419 - $111,725
Bonus $774 - $11,864
Profit Sharing $146.81 - $15,319
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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$45,760 - $114,923
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 207
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $14.09 - $40.29
Overtime $21.72
Annual Data $0$114K
Bonus $774 - $11,864
Profit Sharing $146.81 - $15,319
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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$45,760 - $114,923
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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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 suggest that Sustainability Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Energy Conservation & Efficiency and Oral / Verbal Communication. It is not unusual for someone who knows Program Management to be familiar with Project Management as well.

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: $72,934

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

For Sustainability Managers, busy Atlanta offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 36 percent above the national average. Sustainability Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+24 percent), Boston (+22 percent), San Francisco (+22 percent), and Los Angeles (+15 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Sustainability Manager's salary, with Portland Sustainability Managers earning salaries that are 25 percent less than the national average.

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Key Stats for Sustainability Manager

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Sustainability Manager Salaries

▲44%

Late-Career
▲40%

▲4%

National Average
$73,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Sustainability Manager Salaries

Strategy Development
▲36%

Strategic Planning
▲15%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲15%

Sustainability
▲14%



Program Management
▲1%

National Average
$73,000

Environmental Consulting
▼3%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼4%

Energy Conservation & Efficiency
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 5%
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