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What Do the World’s Most Boring Jobs Pay?

Dull workdays but a possibly sweet payday? Sure!

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You’ve probably heard of the work-related quote often attributed to the philosopher Confucius: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

Of course, Confucius never had to go job-hunting in the 21st century.

There’s no way around it: There are numerous occupations that just aren’t a whole lot of fun. As a matter of fact, a 2022 study has identified the five most boring jobs in the world. (Any chance that your job made the cut? If so…congratulations, we guess?)

There’s a silver lining, though: Some boring jobs are rather lucrative. Think data analysts and accountants care about the excitement factor? They skip and hop on their way to the bank.

So, before you choose a job on the basis of your potential enjoyment, think again. A sweet payday might be worth the dull workdays.

Check out the unexciting jobs below (and note what some of them pay!)

Job: Loan Officer
Annual Salary (US): $183,885
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Job: Pharmacist
Annual Salary (US): $126,805
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Job: Postsecondary Law Teacher
Annual Salary (US): $121,168
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Job: Actuary
Annual Salary (US): $116,906
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Job: Optometrist
Annual Salary (US): $113,216
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Job: Legal Analyst
Annual Salary (US): $109,963
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Job: Economist
Annual Salary (US): $104,335
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Job: Quality Control Systems Manager
Annual Salary (US): $101,333
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Job: Computer and Information Research Scientist
Annual Salary (US): $100,384
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Job: Finance Controller
Annual Salary (US): $96,103
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Job: Mine Engineer
Annual Salary (US): $91,810
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Job: Financial Services and Banking
Annual Salary (US): $83,613
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Job: Truck Driver
Annual Salary (US): $81,148
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Job: Project Manager
Annual Salary (US): $78,507
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Job: Sales Engineer
Annual Salary (US): $74,690
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Job: Database Administrator
Annual Salary (US): $74,555
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Job: Quality Control Manager
Annual Salary (US): $74,304
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Job: Budget Analyst
Annual Salary (US): $73,704
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Job: Industrial Production Manager
Annual Salary (US): $70,479
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Job: Data Analyst
Annual Salary (US): $69,201
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Job: Financial Examiner
Annual Salary (US): $69,086
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Job: Engineer
Annual Salary (US): $68,175
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Job: Tax Associate
Annual Salary (US): $66,273
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Job: Computer Programmer
Annual Salary (US): $66,257
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Job: Painter
Annual Salary (US): $65,155
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Job: IT Technician
Annual Salary (US): $64,311
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Job: Bank Manager
Annual Salary (US): $63,988
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Job: Compliance Officer
Annual Salary (US): $63,716
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Job: Marketing Executive
Annual Salary (US): $61,110
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Job: Technical Writer
Annual Salary (US): $60,993
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Job: Call Center Executive
Annual Salary (US): $60,718
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Job: Accounts Manager
Annual Salary (US): $60,447
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Job: Fire Checker
Annual Salary (US): $59,099
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Job: Accountant
Annual Salary (US): $58,658
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Job: Loss Prevention Manager
Annual Salary (US): $57,963
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Job: Administrative Services Manager
Annual Salary (US): $57,778
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Job: Solicitor
Annual Salary (US): $57,391
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Job: CRA Employee
Annual Salary (US): $56,630
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Job: Academic Writer
Annual Salary (US): $54,941
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Job: Sales Associate
Annual Salary (US): $54,298
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Job: Social Media Manager
Annual Salary (US): $53,049
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Job: Customer Service Representative
Annual Salary (US): $53,043
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Job: Postal Worker
Annual Salary (US): $51,272
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Job: Bitumen Tester
Annual Salary (US): $50,980
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Job: Transportation, Storage and Distribution Manager
Annual Salary (US): $50,688
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Job: Banking
Annual Salary (US): $50,458
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Job: Telemarketer
Annual Salary (US): $50,455
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Job: Customer Care Representative
Annual Salary (US): $49,319
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Job: Nanny
Annual Salary (US): $49,298
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Job: Photo Tagging
Annual Salary (US): $48,928
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Job: Slicer Operator
Annual Salary (US): $48,557
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Job: Legal Assistant
Annual Salary (US): $47,596
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Job: Laboratory Technician
Annual Salary (US): $44,727
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Job: Costume Character Entertainer
Annual Salary (US): $44,438
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Job: Nursery Teacher
Annual Salary (US): $44,001
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Job: Transcriptionist
Annual Salary (US): $42,772
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Job: Housekeeping Staff
Annual Salary (US): $42,114
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Job: Queen’s Guard
Annual Salary (US): $41,625
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Job: Restaurant Musician
Annual Salary (US): $41,536
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Job: Bus Driver
Annual Salary (US): $41,530
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Job: Fax Operator
Annual Salary (US): $41,439
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Job: Soil Tester
Annual Salary (US): $41,160
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Job: Movie Theatre Attendant
Annual Salary (US): $40,662
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Job: Tour Guide
Annual Salary (US): $40,258
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Job: Lift Operator
Annual Salary (US): $39,955
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Job: Data Entry Specialist
Annual Salary (US): $39,746
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Job: Insurance Sales Agent
Annual Salary (US): $39,600
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Job: Paint Watcher
Annual Salary (US): $38,890
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Job: Night Security Guard
Annual Salary (US): $38,835
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Job: Garbage Collector
Annual Salary (US): $38,558
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Job: Canal Guard
Annual Salary (US): $38,265
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Job: Paper Counter
Annual Salary (US): $37,946
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Job: Scanned Documents Typist
Annual Salary (US): $37,946
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Job: Doorman
Annual Salary (US): $37,921
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Job: Cannery Line Worker
Annual Salary (US): $37,081
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Job: Beetroot Pickling Line Cleaner
Annual Salary (US): $36,743
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Job: Factory Worker
Annual Salary (US): $36,626
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Job: Bookmark String Threader
Annual Salary (US): $36,619
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Job: Cheese Slicer
Annual Salary (US): $36,619
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Job: Frozen Pea Tester
Annual Salary (US): $36,619
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Job: Milk Bottle Squeezer
Annual Salary (US): $36,619
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Job: Pork Scratching Spotter
Annual Salary (US): $36,619
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Job: Sausage Flipper
Annual Salary (US): $36,619
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Job: Tablet Picker
Annual Salary (US): $36,619
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Job: Washing Powder Weigher
Annual Salary (US): $36,619
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Job: Data Entry Operator
Annual Salary (US): $36,604
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Job: Sign Holder
Annual Salary (US): $36,441
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Job: Envelope Stuffer
Annual Salary (US): $35,842
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Job: Tour Guide Operator
Annual Salary (US): $35,840
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Job: Trophy Polisher
Annual Salary (US): $35,829
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Job: Telephone Customer ServiceRepresentative
Annual Salary (US): $35,534
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Job: Security Guard
Annual Salary (US): $35,507
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Job: Data Entry
Annual Salary (US): $35,321
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Job: Almond Grader
Annual Salary (US): $35,268
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Job: Grader
Annual Salary (US): $35,268
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Job: Manual “Un-subscriber”
Annual Salary (US): $34,751
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Job: Receptionist
Annual Salary (US): $34,337
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Job: Substitute Teacher
Annual Salary (US): $34,030
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Job: Cleaner
Annual Salary (US): $33,038
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Job: Envelope Sealer
Annual Salary (US): $32,729
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Job: Lifeguard
Annual Salary (US): $32,454
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Job: Labeler
Annual Salary (US): $32,026
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Job: Dishwasher
Annual Salary (US): $31,765
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Job: Box Packer
Annual Salary (US): $31,123
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Job: Packer
Annual Salary (US): $31,123
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Job: Printer Paper Feeder
Annual Salary (US): $30,658
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Job: Cashier
Annual Salary (US): $30,390
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Job: Car Park Ticket Dispenser
Annual Salary (US): $30,000
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Job: Questionnaire Coder
Annual Salary (US): $29,699
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Job: Disney World Ride Attendant
Annual Salary (US): $29,680
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Job: Post Opener
Annual Salary (US): $29,491
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Job: Secretary
Annual Salary (US): $29,079
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Job: Box Maker
Annual Salary (US): $29,035
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Job: Stapler
Annual Salary (US): $28,653
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Job: Step Attendant
Annual Salary (US): $26,400
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Job: Parking Lot Attendant
Annual Salary (US): $26,329
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Job: Teacher
Annual Salary (US): $25,559
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Job: Waking Nights Support Worker
Annual Salary (US): $24,674
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Job: Baggage Clerk
Annual Salary (US): $23,403
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Job: Toll Booth Operator
Annual Salary (US): $20,484
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Job: Online Captcha Typist
Annual Salary (US): $2,400
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