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Fun Jobs That Pay Well

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

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. What are fun careers to have that also pay well?

Some of the top-paying gigs on this list 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 an astronaut or a master sommelier – but once you get the position, you are rewarded with one of the most fun, well-paying jobs for women and men. 

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    Voice-Over Artist Average annual salary: $80,000

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    Interior Designer Annual salary: $45,000

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    Annual salary: $90,000

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    Video Game Player Annual salary: $50,000

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    Average annual salary: $47,000

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    Personal Shopper Average annual salary: $40,000

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    Ferrari Driving Instructor Annual salary: $120,000

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    Anywhere from $1,000 a week to $10,000 a week

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    Varies greatly; can be anywhere from $40,000 a year to well over $1 million annually

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    Cruise Director Annual salary: $50,000

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    Mystery Shopper Experienced secret shoppers can earn up to $25/hour

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    Annual salary: $10,000 to millions

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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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    Toy Creator Annual salary: $55,000

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    Annual salary: $46,000

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

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    Event Planner Annual salary: $44,000

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    spy

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    Annual salary: $52,000

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    Dog Walker Can make up to $50/hour

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    Annual salary: $93,000 per year

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    Annual salary: $100,000

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    Annual salary: $81,000

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    Annual salary: $47,000

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    Romance Novelist Annual salary: $48,000

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    Annual salary: $64,000

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    Annual salary: $49,000

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    Annual salary: $40,000

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    Average annual salary: $71,100

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    Engineer Average annual salary: $70,000

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    Professional Poker Player

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    Cruise Ship Entertainer Salaries range from $4000 to $7000 per month, plus room and board.

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    Professional Hunter

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    Food Scientist Annual salary: $54,000

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    Public Relations Specialist 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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    Brewmaster Annual salary: $43,000

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    Porn Star not sure of the salary but the benefits are fantastic!!

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    Cartoonist

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    Stunt Man

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    Audio Engineer Making records is just a good time. 30K to upwards of 100k and more

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    Game Show Host

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    Deez Nuts

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    Music Therapist

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    Art Therapist

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    Lighting Designer

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