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10 Highest Paying Jobs in the World

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Here is the list of 10 highest paying jobs in the world.

We all probably dream about having a job that brings a lot of money, and that is one of the first things on our minds after a job interview or after we get an opportunity to start working. Some of the people will refuse the job if they are not satisfied with the salary, while some other will be forced to accept anything if they are desperately searching for something to do. However, the biggest mistake is constantly searching for an ideal job that pays well, while forgetting to work on ourselves, improve our skill or learn something new. I don’t think that simply having a degree will bring you the best job in the world, but if you learn an additional language, attend various courses and expand your knowledge on certain topics, this will make you an ideal employee that anyone would hire.

Generally speaking, most of the people are still not satisfied with their job positions, and the statistics actually says that 30% of Americans are not happy with what they do, but they simply work for the sake of surviving. However, this also depends on various socio-economic factors, and the same research also deals with that issue. For example, only 39% of people whose annual income is less than $30,000 claimed that they are satisfied with their job, while the number of people satisfied with their annual income of more than $75,000 is 59%.  It was also quite interesting for me to read the discussion on how satisfied people are with their current jobs, and basically, the conclusion is that most of them needed to change many positions until they found the most convenient one. Also, salary is mentioned as one of the most important factors, again confirming that, no matter what we do, we want to be paid well.

In order to make the list of highest paying jobs in the world, I gathered the ideas from Reddit and Quora, and additionally, I focused on some jobs usually marked as highly paid, checking the average salary on PayScale and Glassdoor. I made sure to get the newest data, from 2016 and 2017, so that we can make a comparison with the list of Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in the World from 2015. Of course, not all of the countries pay the same amount for one position, since some of them are in bigger demand for certain jobs, while some others are not. Taking that into consideration, I provided the average salary for each of these jobs, but I also managed to find the highest-paying countries for almost each of them, thanks to our former Insider Monkey lists.

Let’s see what are the highest paying jobs in the world.

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