Many people assume that high-paying jobs require long hours and hard work. However, there are some jobs that pay well while requiring minimal effort. In this listicle, we’ll explore some of the low effort jobs with surprisingly high salaries.
Top Secret Clearance Jobs
Jobs that require a top secret clearance, such as janitorial work at a nuclear facility, can pay well due to the high level of security clearance required.
Security guard jobs, particularly those at large factories, can pay well with full benefits and require minimal effort, such as sitting in a shack watching CCTV screens.
Product manager jobs at large companies can pay well while requiring minimal effort, with some making $250k annually while working remotely for 25-30 hours a week.
Office manager jobs, particularly in public agencies, can pay well and require minimal effort.
“I’m an office manager for a public agency in my state. I negotiated for a 60k salary to start with and then got bumped up by 12% after our legislature voted to increase our salaries. About 60% of the time I’m browsing Reddit waiting for work to come in. I love it.”
Airport janitor jobs, particularly federal jobs, can pay well with good benefits and not much work.
Vascular Access Nurse
“Vascular access nurse. I get paid 100k/year and all I do is stab people all day. It’s really not that hard once you have the skills/experience.”
Paranormal investigator jobs may seem like a scam, but they pay well when you get a gig.
“Waste management. Definitely a good gig, my buddy’s been a garbage man for years. Union gig, has pension, company pays for 100% of health care, he just drives around listing to pandora making 80k easy. They have 30 year retirement regardless of age. He’ll be retired at 50 bringing home $7.5k a month in pension!”
Payment Systems Management
“Payment systems management. I literally play mobile games all day and make sure our credit card processing system works as intended. I make about 150k a year with bonuses and full benefits. My 401k matches me up to 10k annually.”
“I am a funeral director/embalmer and I make more money and work less hours than anyone I know.”
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