The average salary for a Sustainability Manager is $72,253.
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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. T…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Sustainability Manager
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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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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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