To help clients and the cannabis community better understand the market, CannabizTeam created the 2023 Cannabis Industry Salary Guide. The updated guide contains Cannabis Salaries for important and popular roles in cannabis, CBD, and hemp businesses. The report is essential for cannabis business leaders and job seekers alike, providing essential information to guide compensation and the hiring process.
Essential cannabis industry info and trends
The cannabis industry continues to grow and deepen its roots despite many challenges. Cannabis Job Salaries are on the rise across the board—from entry-level to executive positions. "The 2023 Cannabis Industry Salary Guide will provide you with all new data, job growth analysis, industry hiring trends, and much more. Find Cannabis Industry Salaries for a variety of jobs, including extraction technician, cultivation director, and dispensary assistant manager. We're living in a special time in history for cannabis, and we can't wait to see where the story goes."
All data in the Salary Guide is derived from CannabizTeam's job placements as well as published Salary data from private and government sectors.
Cannabis dispensaries and retail
Experts calculated that cannabis sales reached $33 billion in global 2022 sales. Jobs in high demand in the retail and dispensary sector include budtenders, delivery drivers, supply chain managers, custodians, and security personnel. Additionally, the average salary of dispensary managers rose 6% across all cannabis businesses.
Companies in the cannabis industry are searching for seasoned cultivation experts with proven experience working large-scale multi-location greenhouses and indoor facilities. However, you can also find entry-level cultivation work—especially seasonal roles. Highly qualified directors of cultivation can earn salaries of up to $195,700 or more per year in the industry. Other popular jobs in cultivation include agronomists, lighting experts, growers, and trimmers.
Manufacturing and operations
New cannabis manufacturing licenses are being issued across the U.S. weekly, creating more specialized Cannabis Jobs in the space. Salaries for director of operations positions for large MSOs have risen 4% on average. If you're looking for a career in operations and manufacturing, you can find a bright one in cannabis.
People with proven skills in extraction technology, equipment maintenance, quality control, and compliance may have a blossoming career in cannabis. The average cannabis job salaries have risen by 3-4% in extraction roles across all cannabis businesses.
Branding and marketing
Cannabis and CBD brands are eager to grab shelf space in dispensaries. Their goal is to transition from popular local cannabis brands to national household names. Also, cannabis business MSOs are gearing up for federal legalization by using more customer-friendly marketing and branding strategies.
Find the right Salary Ranges for cannabis jobs across all sectors in the space, industry trends, helpful data, and more in the 2023 report.
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