2021 Cannabis Salary Guide

To help our clients and the cannabis community better understand changes in the market, CannabizTeam is honored to present our updated 2021 salary guide. Our updated guide contains salary ranges for key roles in cannabis, CBD, and hemp businesses.

Find Out More About the Cannabis Industry

The cannabis industry emerged triumphant from 2020, entering 2021 with plenty of momentum. With over 320,000 full-time cannabis jobs in the United States, the industry continues to grow and thrive. Our new Q2 2021 Cannabis Industry Salary Guide will provide you with all new data, job growth analysis, hiring trends, and much more. In our research findings, we were excited to see double-digit increases in compensation for top talent and larger MSOs hiring talent from outside the cannabis industry. We’re living in a special time in history for cannabis, and we can’t wait to see what happens next!

All data in the CannabizTeam Salary Guide is derived from CannabizTeam’s job placements as well as published salary data from private and government sectors. For a sample of the cananbis salary guide, please see the list below.

VP of Retail preview

Record-Breaking Retail

Experts project US cannabis sales to reach over $15.5 billion by the end of 2020.  Jobs in high demand in the retail sector include budtenders, customer service, delivery drivers, supply chain management, janitorial, and security. Furthermore, Dispensary Managers average salary has risen 12%. To find out more cannabis retail positions, please download the cannabis salary guide.

Cultivation Manager cannabis salary guide preview

Large-Scale Cultivation

Cannabis companies are searching for seasoned commercial cultivation experts with proven experience working large-scale multi-location greenhouse and indoor facilities. Highly qualified Directors of Cultivation can secure salaries up to $250,000 per year. Additionally, other hot jobs in the sector include agronomists, lighting experts, growers, and trimmers. For Cultivation salary data, check out the cannabis salary guide.

Director of Operations preview

Manufacturing Mania

Manufactured products now account for over37% of all U.S. cannabis retail sales. Each week new cannabis manufacturing licenses are being issued across the U.S., generating more diverse and specialized opportunities in the space. Not to mention, salaries for Director of Manufacturing positions for large MSOs have risen 13% on average. Looking for more information on manufacturing and operations roles? Download the cannabis salary guide today. 

Extraction Lab Manager cannabis salary guide preview

Extraction Tech

Job candidates with proven skills in extraction technology, equipment maintenance, quality control and compliance remain in high demand. The average salaries are up over 10% in 2020. As with the cultivation sector, industry consolidation and new capital have resulted in increasingly larger extraction facilities. For those seeking more salary information on the extraction roles, please see our cannabis salary guide.

Cannabis Controller cannabis salary guide preview

Branding, Marketing & Globalization

Cannabis and CBD brands are racing to secure precious shelf space in dispensaries. Their goal is to become national cannabis brands that can evolve into global brands and household names. Moreover, well capitalized MSOs are gearing up for federal legalization, e-commerce expansion, and globalization by implementing increasingly more sophisticated marketing and branding strategies. Download our cannabis salary guide today for more information.


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