Fun Jobs That Pay Well

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well


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

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    Ferrari Driving Instructor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well


    Ferrari Driving Instructor Annual salary: $120,000

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    Video Game Player is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well


    Video Game Player Annual salary: $50,000

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    Annual salary: $90,000

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    Average annual salary: $47,000

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    Interior Designer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well


    Interior Designer Annual salary: $45,000

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    Mystery Shopper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well


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

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    Personal Shopper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well


    Personal Shopper Average annual salary: $40,000

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

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    Marine Biologist is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well

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

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    Professional Computer Hacker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well


    Professional Computer Hacker Government agencies and private security firms pay an average of $64,000 to hired hackers

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    Cruise Director is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well

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    Cruise Director Annual salary: $50,000

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    Toy Creator is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well

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    Toy Creator Annual salary: $55,000

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    Annual salary: $46,000

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    Annual salary: $47,000

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    Annual salary: $100,000

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    Annual salary: $52,000

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    Event Planner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well


    Event Planner Annual salary: $44,000

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    Average annual salary: $71,100

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    Annual salary: $81,000

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    Dog Walker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well

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    Dog Walker Can make up to $50/hour

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    Concert Promoter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well

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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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    Annual salary: $93,000 per year

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    Annual salary: $64,000

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    Brewmaster is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well


    Brewmaster Annual salary: $43,000

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    Annual salary: $40,000

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    Annual salary: $49,000

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    Romance Novelist is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well

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    Romance Novelist Annual salary: $48,000

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    Stunt Man is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well

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    Stunt Man

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    Cruise Ship Entertainer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well


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

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    Audio Engineer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well

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

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    Food Scientist is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well


    Food Scientist Annual salary: $54,000

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    Lighting Designer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well

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    Lighting Designer

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    Music Therapist

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    Zoo Keeper

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    Lego Engineer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well

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    Lego Engineer

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    Fire Chief is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well


    Fire Chief Annual salary: $67,000

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