15 Low-Stress Jobs With A 6-Figure Salary

The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) ranks professions on a scale of 0 to 100, where the lower number means less stress. Some smart people identified that certain jobs fall into a sweet spot - they pay over $100,000 a year and have a low O*NET ranking. Here are 15 of the full list.

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1. Orthodontist

Stress tolerance: 67
Average annual salary: $221,390
What they do: Examine, diagnose, and treat dental misalignments and oral cavity anomalies; design appliances to realign teeth and jaws.

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2. Computer And Information Systems Manager

Stress tolerance: 64
Average annual salary: $141,000
What they do: Help determine the information technology goals of an organization; responsible for implementing the appropriate computer systems to meet those goals.

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3. Law teacher

Stress tolerance: 63
Average annual salary: $126,230
What they do: Teach courses in law.

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4.Physicist

Stress tolerance: 61
Average annual salary: $118,500
What they do: Conduct research into physical phenomena; develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments; devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.

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5. Optometrist

Stress tolerance: 70
Average annual salary: $115,750
What they do: Perform eye exams to check for vision problems and diseases; prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses if needed.

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6. Computer Hardware Engineer

Stress tolerance: 67
Average annual salary: $114,970
What they do: Research, design, develop, or test computer or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.

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7. Mathematician

Stress tolerance: 57
Average annual salary: $112,560
What they do: Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields; solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.

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8. Actuary

Stress tolerance: 64
Average annual salary: $110,560
What they do: Analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty.

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9. Astronomer

Stress tolerance: 62
Average annual salary: $110,220
What they do: Observe, research, and analyze astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to practical problems.

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10. Economist

Stress tolerance: 59
Average annual salary: $109,230
What they do: Study the production and distribution of resources, goods, and services.

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11. Art Director

Stress tolerance: 69
Average annual salary: $101,990
What they do: Responsible for the visual style and images in magazines, newspapers, product packaging, movie and television productions.

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12. Applications Software Developer

Stress tolerance: 65
Average annual salary: $102,160
What they do: Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs.

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13. Political Scientist

Stress tolerance: 61
Average annual salary: $103,210
What they do: Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems.

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14. Economics Teacher (Postsecondary)

Stress tolerance: 62
Average annual salary: $112,860
What they do: Teach courses in economics. Includes teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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15. Geoscientist (except hydrologists and geographers)

Stress tolerance: 63
Average annual salary: $105,720
What they do: Study the composition, structure, and other physical aspects of the Earth.

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