The 25 Most Satisfying Jobs In America

Everybody wants to feel satisfied with their job. Being satisfied with your work is a benefit for both you and your company. When you’re happy with your job, you tend to produce your best work. It can also lend itself to a healthier mental state for you. With less stress on your shoulders about your 8-5, you can put more focus on your home life, family, hobbies, whatever that may be. So if a more satisfying line of work is what you seek, you’re in luck. Using PayScale data collected from over five hundred thousand workers, we’ve discovered what the twenty five most satisfying jobs in America are, as well as what they pay.

No. 25: Administrative Managers

Satisfied Workers: 57.6%

Median Salary: $49,200

No. 24: Human Resources Managers

Satisfied Workers: 57.7%

Median Salary: $67,500

No. 23: Financial Managers

Satisfied Workers: 57.7%

Median Salary: $78,100

No. 22: Marine Engineers

Satisfied Workers: 58.1%

Median Salary: $79,900

No. 21: Chiropractors

Satisfied Workers: 58.3%

Median Salary: $62,800

 

No. 20: Taxi Drivers

Satisfied Workers: 58.3%

Median Salary: $32,300

 

No. 19: Residential Advisors

Satisfied Workers: 58.3%

Median Salary: $32,500

 

No. 18: Aircraft Pilots

Satisfied Workers: 58.3%

Median Salary: $90,800

 

No. 17: Cartographers

Satisfied Workers: 58.9%

Median Salary: $58,700

 

No. 16: Real Estate Appraisers

Satisfied Workers: 59%

Median Salary: $59,400

 

No. 15: Dentists

Satisfied Workers: 59%

Median Salary: $137,300

 

No. 14: Actuaries

Satisfied Workers: 59.4%

Median Salary: $84,000

 

No. 13: Musicians

Satisfied Workers: 59.4%

Median Salary: $49,400

 

No. 12: Optometrists

Satisfied Workers: 59.4%

Median Salary: $103,400

 

No. 11: Health Services Managers

Satisfied Workers: 59.6%

Median Salary: $71,100

 

No. 10: Sales Engineers

Satisfied Workers: 59.6%

Median Salary: $82,200

 

No. 9: Petroleum Engineers

Satisfied Workers: 59.8%

Median Salary: $106,700

 

No. 8: Surgeons

Satisfied Workers: 60.1%

Median Salary: $205,700

No. 7: Conservation Scientists

Satisfied Workers: 60.9%

Median Salary: $44,400

 

No. 6: Sales

Satisfied Workers: 61.3%

Median Salary: $40,000

 

No. 5: Judges

Satisfied Workers: 62.7%

Median Salary: $59,400

 

No. 4: Flight Attendants

Satisfied Workers: 63.6%

Median Salary: $40,600

 

No. 3: Education Directors

Satisfied Workers: 68.4%

Median Salary: $36,900

No. 2: Chief Executives

Satisfied Workers: 74%

Median Salary: $130,100

 

No. 1: Clergy

Satisfied Workers: 74.1%

Median Salary: $46,900

 

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