Salary for Sustainability Specialists

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Sustainability specialists are responsible for organizational sustainability efforts. Their duties include, but are not limited to, developing sustainability initiatives in a cost effective, technically feasible manner, promoting and developing promotional materials for these initiatives, developing reports and conducting studies that assess the impact of these campaigns, and identifying and procuring resources that are necessary to conduct sustainability programs. They are expected to have a working knowledge of proposal writing, and to submit projects and grant applications in order to fund sustainability programs. A strong commitment to green programs and environmental issues are preferable for this position.

A Sustainability Specialist will normally get an average pay level ranging from 48000 and 72000 based on level of experience. Sustainability Specialists usually get an average pay level of Sixty Seven Thousand Two Hundred dollars per year.

Sustainability Specialists can get the best pay in the District of Columbia, where they can get salary pay of approximately $87210. Professionals that work in this career can expect the highest salaries in Manufacturing, where they can earn pay of $81030.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 16.53 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Sustainability Specialists tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $81,030
Manufacturing $76,600
Information $76,550
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $74,180
Utilities $73,980
Management of Companies and Enterprises $71,990
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $52,860
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $53,040
Accommodation and Food Services $54,430
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $55,270
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $55,740
Health Care and Social Assistance $56,140
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