Jobs That Pay $75,000 A Year – Last year, Vice President Biden suggested that Americans could earn more than $75,000 annually by attending green training programs on jobs that pay well. However, most people had doubts about the numbers and chalked it up to typical Biden bluster. Yet, there may be some basis to his claim after all.
According to a 2009 Carbon Salary Survey, affiliated with Thomson Reuters, green workers earn more than $75,000 a year on average worldwide, and approximately $100,000 in America. Not to mention end-of-the-year bonuses.
The Pew Charitable Trusts reported last year that there are currently about 770,000 green jobs in the U.S., but that number is expected to grow wildly in the coming years, with some estimating there may be as many as 4.2 million green jobs by 2038. Much of this will be kick-started with the help of the stimulus bill, which set aside about more than $100 billion for various green initiatives.
So where are all of these jobs now? Certain states like California and Colorado have more of these positions than others. But most states offer them, you just have to know what to look for.
Have you ever heard of a Chief Sustainability Officer? This is a relatively new position that is being offered at big companies around the country like ATandT, DuPont and Sun Microsystems. Their primary job is to implement and articulate environmental initiatives to make the company more sustainable. Estimated Salary: $100,000 according to Forbes.
There is another new position called the Environmental Lawyer, which works with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These positions take on cases for green interest groups and big companies complying with federal regulations. Estimated Salary: On average, they make $86,000, but depending on which city you choose to work in, you can make as much as $115,000.
The higher-paying jobs are out there, just think green.