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List Rules 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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2,500 1,258
Voice-Over Artist is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well
Voice-Over Artist Average annual salary: $80,000

2
1,361 665
Food Critic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well
EdwardTjioe added Average annual salary: $47,000

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2,009 931
Chocolatier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well
Annual salary: $90,000

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2,531 1,164
Video Game Player is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well
Video Game Player Annual salary: $50,000

5
2,012 981
Ferrari Driving Instructor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well
Ferrari Driving Instructor Annual salary: $120,000

6
1,564 1,080
Wardrobe Stylist is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well
Average annual salary: $40,000

7
1,399 1,037
Interior Designer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well
Interior Designer Annual salary: $45,000

8
1,824 971
Mystery Shopper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well
Mystery Shopper Experienced secret shoppers can earn up to $25/hour

9
1,048 807
Marine Biologist is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well
e61121169 added Marine Biologist Average annual: $31,500. Biologists with PhDs and teaching at universities: up to $50,000.

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875 912
Professional Computer Hacker is listed (or ranked) 10 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

11
1,065 1,014
Professional Athlete is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well
Varies greatly; can be anywhere from $40,000 a year to well over $1 million annually

12
588 1,011
Cruise Director is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well
Cruise Director Annual salary: $50,000

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1,015 797
Toy Creator is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well
Toy Creator Annual salary: $55,000

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986 867
Video game designer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well
Annual salary: $46,000

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792 831
Graphic Designer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well
Annual salary: $52,000

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896 854
Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well
Annual salary: $100,000

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833 830
Park ranger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well
Annual salary: $47,000

18
816 866
Event Planner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well
Event Planner Annual salary: $44,000

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764 945
Dog Walker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well
Dog Walker Can make up to $50/hour

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658 730
Landscape architect is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well
Average annual salary: $71,100

21
816 703
Concert Promoter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well
Concert Promoter On the high end, this can pay up to $100,000 or more a year

22
631 843
Airline Pilot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well
Annual salary: $81,000

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535 578
Homicide Detective is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well
eilish added

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686 808
Winemaker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well
Annual salary: $93,000 per year

25
704 759
Fashion Designer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Fun Jobs That Pay Well
Annual salary: $64,000