2020 Cannabis Salary Guide

To help our clients and the cannabis community better understand changes in the market, CannabizTeam is honored to present our updated 2020 salary guide. Our updated guide contains salary ranges for key roles in cannabis, CBD, and hemp businesses.

Find Out More About the Cannabis Industry

So much has changed in the cannabis industry in the past several months. Competitive demand is increasing for top talent in emerging cannabis markets, such as Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. And, thousands of new licensees are seeking experienced cannabis workers from across the country for cultivation, manufacturing, extraction and retail staff and mid-level management positions. Furthermore, there’s an increase in Mult-State Operators, which is influenced by the goal to establish domestic and global brands. To help you stay informed, we’ve produced the 2020 cannabis industry salary guide. 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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