ForceBrands, a customer packaged goods recruitment firm with a committed cannabis division, HerbForce, has outlined the top 5 quickest-increasing cannabis jobs for 2019 and shared them exclusively with Benzinga.

“Currently 1 of the quickest-increasing job markets, cannabis continues to acquire notable momentum in the customer brands space. As 1 of the major recruiting firms specializing in the cannabis space, we’ve observed an elevated demand amongst cannabis brands for seasoned higher-level executives to fill important roles on their leadership teams,” Sean Conner, co-founder and chief progress officer at ForceBrands, told Benzinga.

“Some of the most common roles we’ve helped spot begin at the executive level, such as board members, CEOs, CFOs, CMOs and COOs.”

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The firm has helped spot hundreds of executive-level professions in the final 3 years in sales, advertising and marketing, finance and operation — specifically head cultivators and growers, Conner mentioned. 

These 4 locations are exactly where ForceBrands has observed the most hiring activity in cannabis, he mentioned. 

The following are the 5 quickest-increasing roles in the cannabis market this year, according to the recruiting firm: 

Vice President Of Sales

Typical salary: $175,000-$220,000 

Director Of Operations

Typical salary: $120,000-$180,000

Director Of Marketing

Typical salary: $150,000-$175,000


Typical salary: $100,000-$140,000

Director Of Sales

Typical salary: $150,000-$200,000


The data was compiled as portion of ForceBrands’ annual Cannabis Talent Market place Report.

The report appears at the information from cannabis respondents, who created up 10% of the total survey participants.

Respondents — hiring choice-makers like leaders at the director, president/VP/SVP and C-suite level — had been recruited to collect compensation and hiring information.

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