15 Unexpectedly Well Paid Jobs

Unexpectedly Well Paid Jobs

June 12th, 2019   |   Updated on June 30th, 2022

When you think of well-paid jobs, lawyers, doctors, CEOs are what come to your mind. But there are many fun and high-paying jobs that don’t require college degrees. Here is the list of 15 unexpectedly well paid jobs to consider:

1. Boiler Operator Job ($35/hour)

Boiler Operator Job

Get paid $35/hour to play skyrim on switch while watching Netflix. Just have to find one that’s all operator and no maintenance. — Dlrlcktd

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2. Garbage Collections In New York (Up to $112K)

Garbage collectors in New York are paid up to $112k, a solid salary considering you don’t even need a degree. Sounds like a nice fallback plan for me. — BenRS7

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3. A Court Reporter ($100k+)

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“Stenography is a tough skill to learn, but plenty of court reporters earn over $100,000. And no college degree required (although most court reporters will need to be certified).” — tracygee,

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4. A mobile Crane Operator ($200k+)

“Mobile crane operator. Union guys pull over $200,000.” –fistmyliver

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5. Airline Dispatcher ($150,000 per year)

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I had no idea what an airline dispatcher was, let alone how much money they get paid untill I met my girlfriend. Dispatchers at FedEX can make $150,000 per year or more. It also gives you a lot of options to advance at an airline, like being station chief at an airline. – TheGonz75

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6. A Funeral Director ($75k+)

“Funeral Director is a great paying job with not a whole lot of schooling required. That’s what I do and I make about $75,000.” — Undertaker89

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7. Technical Writing ($100K annually)

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If you have the ability to take complex technical information and simplify it according to the reading audience, you can make well over $100K annually. People ridicule English degrees until they find out how much can be earned as a technical writer. — WriteAway1

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8. Driving Machinery In A Coal Mine

I drive machinery in a coal mine in Australia. I make about 170k. Even our new trainees are paid pretty well, about $48 per hour. I think it ends up being close to 90-100k. Easy money for sitting on your arse in an air conditioned cab. — Stupidperson810

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9. UPS Drivers (100k)

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UPS drivers can make close to 100k if you stay there long enough. Blew me away when I first heard that. — The_Balding_Fraud

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10. A Trader Joe’s Manager ($100k+)

“General managers of stores make $100,000+. Assistant store managers make $60,000-80,000/year. Not bad for working [at a grocery store].” –shabazoid

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11. Chicken Sexer (10K euros)

Chicken Sexer

There is a job in my country called “chicken sexer”. You’re paid something like 10k euros per “mission” to touch newborn chicks and determine their sex. -m-bd

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12. Bartending ($50k)

Bartending. Some people know, but the overwhelming majority don’t. If I only worked 20 hours, 2 days a week this year (weekends) I would make close to $50k. –DETHKOK55

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13. An Optician ($30+/hour)

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“I get $30+ an hour to sell you glasses and contacts.” –vabunuc

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14. Document Specialist For Utilities (120k)

Document specialist for utilities. Basically you have to know someone to get into it, but I went from making.  –SwizzlestickLegs

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15. A Bathroom Attendant In A Fancy Restaurant ($100+ Per Night)

9. If you have a bathroom that shares a wall with your bedroom, build a fireplace between the two to keep both warmed by a calming fire.

“I made hundreds of dollars a night in cash to do next to nothing.” –FireAndBees

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Source: BuzzFeed, Reddit