15 High-Paying Jobs For People Who Don't Like Stress

Want a high-paying job in a low- stress environment?

We reached out to Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., a career information expert, to find out which jobs fit the bill. Shatkin compared average salaries and stress levels of the 747 occupations identified by the U.S. Department of Labour to identify jobs with that perfect combination of high pay and low stress.

The stress tolerance for each job is a rating on a scale from
zero to 100, where a lower rating signals less stress. It measures how frequently workers must accept criticism and deal effectively with high stress on the job. The data was gathered from the Bureau of Labour Statistics and Occupational Information Network (O*NET).

Technical Writers

Stress tolerance: 69.3

Average annual salary:$65,500

What they do: Technical writers produce instruction manuals and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily.

Education requirements: Bachelor's degree

Stress tolerance is measured by the Bureau of Labour Statistics and Occupational Information Network, with lowers score indicating less stress on the job.

Art Directors

Stress tolerance: 69

Average annual salary: $US80,880

What they do: Art directors are responsible for the visual style and images in magazines, newspapers, product packaging, and movie and television productions.

Education requirements: Bachelor's degree or previous work experience

Stress tolerance is measured by the Bureau of Labour Statistics and Occupational Information Network, with lowers score indicating less stress on the job.

Orthodontists

Stress tolerance: 67

Average salary annually: $186,320

What they do: Examine, diagnose, and treat dental malocclusions and oral cavity anomalies. Design and fabricate appliances to realign teeth and jaws to produce and maintain normal function and to improve appearance.

Education requirements: Bachelor's degree, four-year dental school, and one to two years of residency training

Stress tolerance is measured by the Bureau of Labour Statistics and Occupational Information Network, with lowers score indicating less stress on the job.

Actuaries

Stress tolerance: 63.8

Average annual salary: $93,680

What they do: Actuaries analyse the financial costs of risk and uncertainty.

Education requirements: Bachelor's degree and a series of exams to become certified

Stress tolerance is measured by the Bureau of Labour Statistics and Occupational Information Network, with lowers score indicating less stress on the job.

Economists

Stress tolerance: 63.3

Average annual salary: $US91,860

What they do: Economists study the production and distribution of resources, goods, and services.

Education requirements: Bachelor's degree

Stress tolerance is measured by the Bureau of Labour Statistics and Occupational Information Network, with lowers score indicating less stress on the job.

Law teachers

Stress tolerance: 62.8

Average annual salary: $US99,950

What they do: Teach courses in law.

Education requirements: Bachelor's and law degrees

Stress tolerance is measured by the Bureau of Labour Statistics and Occupational Information Network, with lowers score indicating less stress on the job.

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