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List of fun jobs that pay well, these cool, high-paying jobs are technically "work," but the people who do them on a daily basis generally enjoy their time. These cool careers prove that fun, well-paying jobs actually do exist, and you don't have to spend your time grinding away at something that you don't enjoy just to make a high salary. Some of these top-paying gigs are easy jobs that pay well, such as a medical test subject or a professional video game player. To get these jobs, generally, you just need to know how to find them and get lucky. Other jobs on this list take years of education and specialty training–such as Astronaut or Master Sommelier–but once you get the position, you are rewarded with one of the most fun, well-paying jobs for women and men. 

Americans spend much of their adult life at work–usually they spend more time at work than with family or friends. If quality of life is important to you, it may be a good idea to find a career that is actually fun for you most of the time. No job will be fun every day, but if you generally like what you do for work then "you will never work a day in your life." (According to an old saying). Since different people have different ideas of "fun," the careers on this list are diverse. Some people think that the best jobs in the world are those that require a lot of office time, while others prefer high-paying flexible jobs. All of the items on this list, however, are careers that pay good salaries and will not make you sacrifice your quality of life with low pay just to have a fun job.

List Criteria: The best jobs that are fun and pay over 40k a year

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      Video Game Player

      Annual salary: $50,000
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      Voice-Over Artist

      Average annual salary: $80,000
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      Annual salary: $90,000
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      Ferrari Driving Instructor

      Annual salary: $120,000
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      Mystery Shopper

      Experienced secret shoppers can earn up to $25/hour
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      Toy Creator

      Annual salary: $55,000
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      Personal Shopper

      Average annual salary: $40,000
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      Annual salary: $46,000
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      Annual salary: $100,000
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      Winemaker

      Annual salary: $93,000 per year
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      Brewmaster

      Annual salary: $43,000
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      Varies greatly; can be anywhere from $40,000 a year to well over $1 million annually
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      Annual salary: $52,000
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      Concert Promoter

      On the high end, this can pay up to $100,000 or more a year
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      Interior Designer

      Annual salary: $45,000
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      Annual salary: $47,000
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      Professional Computer Hacker

      Government agencies and private security firms pay an average of $64,000 to hired hackers
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      Event Planner

      Annual salary: $44,000
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      Average annual salary: $71,100
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      Annual salary: $64,000
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      Annual salary: $10,000 to millions
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      Annual salary: $81,000
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      Anywhere from $1,000 a week to $10,000 a week
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      Annual salary: $49,000
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      Porn Star

      added by: jets2008
      not sure of the salary but the benefits are fantastic!!
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      Marine Biologist

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      Average annual: $31,500. Biologists with PhDs and teaching at universities: up to $50,000.
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      Dog Walker

      Can make up to $50/hour
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      Romance Novelist

      Annual salary: $48,000
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      Cruise Ship Entertainer

      Salaries range from $4000 to $7000 per month, plus room and board.
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      Food Scientist

      Annual salary: $54,000
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      Annual salary: $40,000
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      new! Record Producer

      added by: ThanosElias
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      new! Audio Engineer

      added by: ThanosElias
      Making records is just a good time. 30K to upwards of 100k and more
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      Cruise Director

      Annual salary: $50,000
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      Crop Duster Pilot

      Annual salary: up to $80,000
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      Live Mannequin

      Human statues can make up to $100 an hour
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      Master Sommelier

      Average annual salary: $90,000
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      added by: MelindaJanuary
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      The median salary varies, but waitresses in high-end clubs and restaurant often make well over ... more
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      Fire Chief

      Annual salary: $67,000
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      Average annual salary: $130,880
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      Mayor

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      Average annual pay: $62,000
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      Forensic Accountant

      Annual salary: $59,000
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      Public Relations Specialist

      Annual salary: $52,000
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      Annual salary: up to $80,000
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      Oil Platform Operator

      Annual salary: up to $250,000
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      Medical Test Subject

      Annual salary: $50,000
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      Independent Sales Representative

      Senior reps can make up to $100,000 a year.
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      Annual salary: up to $100,000
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      LSAT Tutor

      Private tutors for tests like the LSAT, MCAT, GRE can make up to $50,000 a year.
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