Employment Sectors Overview
There is a very wide range of employers offering green jobs for nature. Probably the most well-known is the charity (NGO) sector because many people associate nature conservation with environmental charities, but in fact, there are also plenty of jobs to be found in the public and private sectors as well as in industry and academia.
Who are the employers?
In general, the highest salaries for experienced people are found in the public sector and in industry. The lowest-paid sector has historically been the NGO sector but this is gradually changing. Public sector employment and academia generally sit somewhere in between.
Many people will move between employment sectors and employers throughout their careers, often because different employment conditions (such as the amount of travel or working hours pattern) suit them at different life stages.
You can find out more about different employment sectors, employers, and job roles below.