Careers in Governmental and Regulatory Administration

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What these careers are about

This sector covers activities by public and private organizations associated with conservation and pollution prevention, regulation enforcement, and policy analysis and advocacy.
Career nameAvg salary

Chief Sustainability Officers

communicate and coordinate with management, shareholders, customers, and employees to address sustainability issues. Enact or oversee a corporate sustainability strategy.
$185850

Regulatory Affairs Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.
$111230

Compliance Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization to ensure compliance with ethical or regulatory standards.
$111230

Nuclear Engineers

conduct research on nuclear engineering projects or apply principles and theory of nuclear science to problems concerned with release, control, and use of nuclear energy and nuclear waste disposal.
$106060

Financial Analysts

conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.
$95320

Environmental Engineers

research, design, plan, or perform engineering duties in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental hazards using various engineering disciplines. Work may include waste treatment, site remediation, or pollution control technology.
$88040

Transportation Planners

prepare studies for proposed transportation projects. Gather, compile, and analyze data. Study the use and operation of transportation systems. Develop transportation models or simulations.
$80650

Energy Auditors

conduct energy audits of buildings, building systems, or process systems. May also conduct investment grade audits of buildings or systems.
$73480

Sustainability Specialists

address organizational sustainability issues, such as waste stream management, green building practices, and green procurement plans.
$73480

Transportation Inspectors

inspect and monitor transportation equipment, vehicles, or systems to ensure compliance with regulations and safety standards.
$72220

Urban and Regional Planners

develop comprehensive plans and programs for use of land and physical facilities of jurisdictions, such as towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.
$70680

Regulatory Affairs Associates

coordinate and document internal regulatory processes, such as internal audits, inspections, license renewals, or registrations. May compile and prepare materials for submission to regulatory agencies.
$69180

Arbitrators and Conciliators

facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.
$69060

Land Conservationists

plan or develop coordinated practices for soil erosion control, soil or water conservation, or sound land use.
$63800

Building Inspectors

inspect structures using engineering skills to determine structural soundness and compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations. Inspections may be general in nature or may be limited to a specific area, such as electrical systems or plumbing.
$60030

Agricultural Inspectors

inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety.
$43810

Inspectors and Testers

inspect, test, sort, sample, or weigh nonagricultural raw materials or processed, machined, fabricated, or assembled parts or products for defects, wear, and deviations from specifications. May use precision measuring instruments and complex test equipment.
$39410

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