The 3 Highest-Paying Jobs That Won't Cost You Your Happiness

Yes, you can have both

Updated 02/24/17
Brooke Testoni

We've been told time and time again to do what we love, or to at least love what we do. But sometimes our paychecks and passions come into conflict. Much to our relief, a piece from Business Insider points out that there are many exceptions to the pattern. In fact, a study from CareerBliss investigated the correlation between happiness and salary to find the jobs that meet both of these needs. Scroll through to find out the highest-paying positions that won't cost you your happiness.

Business Development Manager

Business development managers have a range of responsibilities but generally oversee their own team and work to help their organization grow in scale and meet their clients' needs.

Flash a smile: On a scale of 1 to 5, 3.31 is the average self-reported happiness score.

Show me the money: $93,846 is the average salary for business development managers.

Vice President of Sales

VP of sales is a big role, hence the title. These positions are in charge of the department that brings in a company's revenue. If working with people, pitching ideas, and reading markets are things you like, then the intensity of the job won't compromise your happiness.

Flash a smile: On a scale of 1 to 5, 3.22 is the average self-reported happiness score.

Show me the money: $162,600 is the average salary for VPs of sales.

Chief Technology Officer

Now here's an impressive score card. The chief of technology officer is an executive position responsible for overseeing a company's technological functions.

Flash a smile: On a scale from 1 to 5, 3.72 is the average self-reported happiness score.

Show me the money: $150,100 is the average salary for chief technology officers.

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