To find jobs with that perfect combination of high pay and low stress, we combed through the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a US Department of Labour database that compiles detailed information on hundreds of jobs and looked at salary data from the US Bureau of Labour Statistics website.
O*NET rates the “stress tolerance” for each job on a scale from zero to 100, where a lower rating signals less stress. (Note: We are not saying these jobs are “stress-free” — they just tend to rate lower than other professions.)
To rate each job, O*NET looks at how frequently workers must accept criticism and deal effectively with high stress at work.
Here are five jobs that pay more than $US70,000 a year, on average, and earned a stress tolerance rating of 71 or lower, in order from lowest to highest stress score.
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