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5 Green Jobs That Pay $50K or More

5 Green Jobs That Pay $50K or More

By Connie Blaszczyk | Monster Staff Writer

April 26, 2010

Conservation Scientists/Foresters

While the current job outlook shows slow growth for these fields, they will likely pick up as Baby Boomers retire. Working from federal labor statistics, the ECO finds that 33 percent of conservation scientists and foresters work with the federal government — 21 percent at a state level and 11 percent with local government. Thirty-five percent are employed by private industry and consulting firms.

Median Salary for Conservation Scientists: $56,515
Entry-Level Salary for Conservation Scientists: $33,000
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Median Salary for Foresters: $51,938
Entry-Level Salary for Foresters: $32,000
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Environmental Lawyers

The outlook forecasts steady growth for environmental law opportunities, with 60 percent of the nearly 80,000 environmental lawyers currently in private practice.

Median Salary: $103,130
Entry-Level Salary in Public Interest: $40,000
Entry-Level Salary in Government: $46,000
Entry-Level Salary Business/Industry: $71,000
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