High-Paying, Low-Stress Jobs Do Exist—Here Are 8 Worth Considering

by Michelle Guerrere

Do you find yourself stressed out at work on a regular basis? If so, you’re not alone. A reported 36% of Americans experience workplace-related stress, according to a recent study conducted by the American Psychological Association (the top five work stressors include a low salary, lack of opportunity or growth, a heavy workload, long hours, and unrealistic expectations). If your work-related stress is affecting your life to a high degree, and your favorite mindfulness coloring books are just not enough—we love The Mindfulness Coloring Book, $10—you may be in need of a change.

Thankfully, according to a new article on Business Insider, there are several high-paying jobs that tend to be low in stress. These stress ratings were calculated by the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a U.S. Department of Labor database, which rates stress tolerance for different jobs (the lower the rating, the lower the predicted level of stress). Below are eight high-paying jobs that tend to yield relatively low stress levels (along with their average yearly salaries).

Dental hygienist: ($72,720; stress tolerance: 71)

Technical writer: ($73,350; stress tolerance: 69)

Geographer: ($74,920; stress tolerance: 58)               

Audiologist: ($77,420; stress tolerance: 70)

Civil engineer: ($87,940; stress tolerance: 71)

Materials engineer: ($94,690; stress tolerance: 61)    

Actuary: ($110,560; stress tolerance: 64)

Information systems manager: ($141,000; stress tolerance: 64)

Curious what other jobs were on the list? Visit Business Insider, and share the jobs you were surprised by in the comments!

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