High Wage and High Demand Occupations

Discover careers in the Lincoln metropolitan area with wages that sustain a living income and are currently in high demand. Our career planners will help you:

  • Explore top professions
  • Develop a strategic plan for the necessary training and education
  • Facilitate connections with employers in these areas

High Wage

Professions with a median hourly wage exceeding $20.00 or an annual income of $41,600.

High Demand

Professions with a minimum of 100 job openings annually in the Lincoln area.

Graph of Green Jobs with Openings and Wages

This graph features occupations recognized by the City of Lincoln as green jobs. While some of these roles may not currently offer high wages or be in high demand, many are considered emerging occupations for which data may not yet be available.

Hover over a bubble to see (openings, salary, hourly wage).

 

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Explore your interests and the work activities, skills, tasks, and education requirements for each occupation above. Start with the O*Net Interest Profiler.

Average Openings and Wages for Green Jobs in Lincoln, NE

wdt_ID Rank Occupation Title Occupation Title (unlinked) Average Annual Openings Average Annual Wage Average Hourly Wage
11 33 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 79 55,381 26.63
12 6 Electricians Electricians 143 54,011 25.97
13 17 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 95 53,133 25.54
14 Landscape Architects Landscape Architects 1 87,661 42.15
15 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 1
16 Solar Photovoltaic Installers Solar Photovoltaic Installers
17 146 Environmental Engineers Environmental Engineers 13 84,445 40.60
18 Urban and Regional Planners Urban and Regional Planners 5 74,726 35.93
19 Glaziers Glaziers 6 44,962 21.62
20 Construction and Building Inspectors Construction and Building Inspectors 15 62,971 30.28
21 37 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 76 54,346 26.13
24 78 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 27 52,320 25.15
25 142 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 14 83,150 39.98
26 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 40,639 19.54
27 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 38,317 18.43

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The above information is for the Lincoln Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes the Nebraska counties of Lancaster and Seward.       

The 2020-2030 Long-term projections are based on employment data from 2020. During this time, employment in many occupations was lower than normal due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, some occupations are projected to experience high job growth as they recover from the effects of the pandemic.                  

Skill and Demand from 2020-2030 Long-term Occupational Projections, July 2022                              

Wages from Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, 2nd Quarter 2022    

Information produced by The Nebraska Department of Labor, Office of Labor Market Information, Workforce Information Grant Unit, August 2022