Salary for Chief Sustainability Officers

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A Chief Sustainability Officer is essentially a person that has been put in charge of any environmental initiatives or programs that a company is involved in. Their typical responsibilities can include creating sustainability strategies for the company, monitoring existing environmental concerns and programs within the company, and researching new products and programs that may be a benefit to the company. This requires an extremely narrow skill set, including a deep understanding of environmental issues, a creative bent, an ability to manage multiple projects at one time, and an intense attention to detail. Those with degrees in management, science, and environmental sustainability-related fields are well suited for this career.

A Chief Sustainability Officer gets a salary of between $62,780 and $208,000 based on education and experience. usually receive a pay level of of one hundred and ninety-seven thousand eight hundred and fourty dollars each year.

have the best average pay in South Dakota, where they receive a compensation of about $259,430. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they can earn job pay of $248,610.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 50.44 percent nationwide in that time.


Chief Sustainability Officers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Finance and Insurance
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Public Administration
Accommodation and Food Services
Educational Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Retail Trade