The green revolution has been steadily gaining momentum and in turn is fueling the growth of new industries and spurring job creation. Here is a look at the six top-paying green jobs, according to PayScale.
The majority of green startups are backed by venture capital firms and as a venture capitalist, your earnings are potentially the highest of any green job. In this position you will help green startups get off the ground or expand through funding and potentially have a big impact on an industry and possibly even create a new one.
Many of the ideas and products from green companies are pushed by young workers that need a skilled and experienced leader at the helm to give it the best chances for success.
Since green technology is such a new area, a strong and knowledgeable leader in technology is needed to help a company achieve its goals.
Green companies need people with strong research and development skills and manufacturing experience to help execute its ideas and help get them on the market in the most efficient way possible.
With the growing amount of government funding available for green initiatives, it is important to have people in the company who have experience working closely with the government and are able to build strong relationships to keep capital sources open.
The green product market is quickly growing and companies need an expert that will make their product or service stand out from the competition.
The growth of environmentally-friendly buildings, services and products has spurred the creation of more green jobs.