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From Blockchain Lead To Legal Expert, 10 Best-Paying Crypto and Web3 Jobs

Firms have been hiring for hundreds of positions in the Web3 industry and professionals must stay ahead of the curve to land the highest-paying roles.
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Cover Image Source: Getty Images | Photo by Chesnot

Web3 will bring the next revolution in the tech-hiring landscape 

Representative image of Mackenzie Patel and Nikhil Thota working at ETHDenver | Getty Images | Photo by Michael Ciaglo
Getty Images | Photo by Michael Ciaglo

The increasing popularity of digital assets, crypto, and Web 3.0 has brought a slew of job opportunities. With the industry enjoying an influx of funds and capital over the past few years, there is a demand for a new group of professionals with specialized skills in blockchain technology. Firms have been hiring for hundreds of positions and professionals must stay ahead of the curve to land these highest-paying roles. Here’s a quick look top 10 best-paying jobs in crypto, blockchain, and Web 3.0.

1. Blockchain quality engineer

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Pexels | Photo by Christina Morillo

The job of a blockchain quality engineer is to ensure that the blockchain unit meets the highest quality standards. These professionals run tests for all the newly developed projects to detect and avoid bugs and glitches in the final product. They report their findings to development teams to get all issues fixed. Blockchain quality engineers must have a deep understanding of the technology and great communication, analytical and problem-solving skills. Blockchain quality engineers can make around $96,184 in the US, per year, per

2. Web3 solutions architect

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Pexels | Photo by Markus Spiske

Web 3.0 is a whole new dimension of the digital world that houses up-and-coming technologies. Thus, Web3 solutions architects must have a deep understanding of blockchain and Web 3.0 architectures and platforms to create technological solutions that are needed by firms. These professionals are required to interpret and determine customer needs to build customer-centric solutions based on the existing technological platforms. The average salary of a Web3 solutions architect can range from $100,000 to $165,000 per year, per 

3. Crypto risk analyst

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Pexels | Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko

Crypto risk analysts help companies estimate the risk associated with certain activities or decisions regarding cryptocurrency. In the age of growing scams, these professionals play a crucial role for companies that are dealing with digital assets. They review existing procedures and systems, assess upcoming projects for viability, and factor in the risk into the decision-making process. A crypto risk analyst may earn an average salary of $76,449 per year and it could go up to $98,471 for experienced professionals, per

4. Web3 cryptographer

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Pexels/Kevin Ku

Cryptography refers to transforming information into a secure form that unauthorized people can’t read or access. They often work with sensitive information and need to display data integrity. Thus, a Web3 cryptographer deals with the security side of blockchain. They use cryptography methodologies to secure blockchain transactions, data, and accounts. Their job is essentially to make the crypto platforms and the internet, in general, a safer place through encryption that ensures privacy. Web3 cryptographers may earn an average salary of $102,000 to $195,000 per year in the US, per

5. Blockchain developer

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Blockchain developer (representational image) | Pexels | Photo by ThisIsEngineering

A blockchain developer deals with the development of decentralized applications (dApps) and smart contracts based on blockchain technology. They design the infrastructure for a blockchain project and set up security protocols, codes, and more for its functioning. Generally, these developers need a Bachelor’s degree clubbed with some experience in programming, preferably in multiple languages. They further need to know about the architecture of a blockchain channel, cryptography, and web development, among others. Due to their specialized skills, the average salary of a blockchain developer in the US can range between $122,733 and $185,250 annually, based on experience, per

6. Blockchain lead

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Getty Images | Photo by Alessio Coser

A blockchain lead heads technology projects related to Blockchain, Hyperledger, and Ethereum, among others. They work closely with front-end, and back-end engineers and product managers to build, test, and deploy user-centric products. To become leads, professionals may need a degree in the related field and join a coding bootcamp, such as the blockchain bootcamp on RareSkills. Experienced blockchain engineers can also become blockchain leads. In the US, the average salary of a blockchain lead starts from $86,000 and goes up to $190,000 per year, per

7. Crypto legal expert

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Pexels | Photo by Sora Shimazaki

Crypto companies are one of the most vulnerable firms that need legal representation. Further, experts working with these firms must have expertise in cryptocurrency and blockchain law to help them navigate the complex legal landscape surrounding digital assets. This role is increasingly gaining importance as the crypto regulatory landscape is a fast-changing domain. These professionals review and draft contracts and agreements advise on compliance with data protection regulations and provide support on dispute resolution. Thus, the average salary for a crypto legal counsel ranges from $720,000 to $1,140,000 per year in the US, per Glassdoor. 

8. Crypto security consultant

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Pexels | Photo by Mikhail Nilov

Security is a critical part of the crypto and blockchain industry, which has become a hotbed of scams and frauds. Thus, crypto firms need security consultants to identify vulnerabilities, develop security protocols, and implement robust measures while working with engineers, cryptographers, and developers. These professionals generally need a Bachelor’s degree and some specific certifications to start as entry-level security consultants. Crypto security consultants can earn up to $124,655 per year, and experienced professionals can make far more, per

9. Cryptocurrency marketing manager

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Pexels | Photo by Mikael Blomkvist

Crypto marketing managers organize and manage marketing campaigns to generate demand for crypto products and services. Marketing is a key part of every industry, and professionals with expertise in the crypto industry are needed to execute effective marketing strategies. They create campaigns to promote cryptocurrencies, exchanges, or blockchain projects and bring in investors, influencers, and entrepreneurs among others. Professionals with experience and knowledge of the industry can earn high salaries ranging between $93,000 to $153,000 per year, per Glassdoor.

10. Web3 data scientist

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Pexels | Photo by Lukas

A web3 data scientist works with data to build web-based technologies and applications in the web3 ecosystem. They make use of a large volume of data to build web-based applications and technologies that primarily work with decentralized apps, blockchain networks, and other decentralized systems. They further deal with data from these platforms and use their expertise to interpret it and they may also deploy AI for better understanding of specific user needs on Web 3. Web3 data scientists can earn an average salary ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 per year, per