Average Sustainability Manager Salary

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The average salary for a Sustainability Manager is $72,253.
MEDIAN $72,253
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$48k - $109k
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$304 - $25k
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$47k - $117k

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Job Description for Sustainability Manager

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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Career Paths

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Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Director
Market Development Manager
Vice President (VP), Sustainability
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Popular Skills for Sustainability Manager

Skills in Data Analysis and Environmental Consulting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Strategic Planning, Program Management and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Sustainability Manager

An entry-level Sustainability Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $55,702 based on 6 salaries. An early career Sustainability Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,041 based on 161 salaries. A mid-career Sustainability Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,082 based on 166 salaries. An experienced Sustainability Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $94,896 based on 95 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $94,812.
Employees with Sustainability Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 17.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (14.3% more) and New York, New York (12.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (4.9% less) and Washington, District of Columbia (4.3% less).

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