There are a lot of odd jobs out there, but the occupations that have certain stigmas are also often the ones that pay the most.
So if you’re looking for a new job, or maybe want to embark on a more out-of-the-ordinary career, check out these 10 odd jobs that pay well:
This job entails the study of spiders and other creepy bugs such as scorpions. This is a pretty creepy job that not many people want to do, which is why Arachnologists earn an average of $61,660 per year.
If you like drinking, then this is the job for you. Sommeliers are wine experts who know everything from how to store wine to what food goes well with what wine, and they can earn up to $60,000 per year, depending on where they work.
Taking care of your own pets is enough work, but some people make a living by taking care of other people’s animals while they’re away at work or on vacation. While this job doesn’t require a lot of training, it does require a compassionate and reliable person. The average salary is only $28,000 per year, but if you’re running your own business, you can charge whatever you want!
Any form of therapy is a pretty well-respected career field, but it’s a little weird to coach people on their sex lives. But if you’re willing to talk dirty with your clients, you can earn at least $36,000 per year, and usually more since most therapists set their own hourly rates.
These are the people you see outside spinning signs for new businesses. This can be an exhausting and uncomfortable job – especially if you’re working in the extreme heat or cold – but you can earn an average of $58,000 per year.
It’s long been thought that America’s next great threat will be a technological one, which is why we’re placing a strong emphasis on cyber crime prevention. Cyber police, who patrol all forms of technology for bad guys, earn about $52,000 per year.
An extremely dangerous occupation, rodeo clowns protect fallen bull riders from being attacked by angered bulls by providing a distraction. In some cases they may also provide crowd entertainment. Rodeo clowns can earn at least $50,000 per year, and many even make six-figure salaries.
Some people believe in their craft and others don’t, but psychics claim to be able to predict the future. Those who do believe will pay good money to find out what’s ahead, which is why psychics can earn roughly $41,000 per year.
These workers are hired by businesses who need to take back items that customers bought but never paid for or by institutions that need collateral. Since people don’t generally like their stuff being taken away, this can be a dangerous job, and therefore pays about $73,000 per year.
Known in the U.S. as bail enforcement agents or fugitive recovery agents, these workers hunt down prisoners who were let go on bail and then skipped town. Bounty hunters earn at least $30,000 per year and can also take in a part of the actual bounty placed on a person.
Salary info is from CareerCast and SimplyHired.
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