Although the saying holds that “Money can’t buy happiness,” you probably wouldn’t be alone if you suspected you might enjoy your job more if it came with a big fat paycheck.
You would be wrong. A new analysis of Payscale.com data finds that there are highly satisfying jobs across the income spectrum, whether you make $20,000 a year or $200,000. What’s more, these jobs run the gamut when it comes to industries and skill or educational requirements. Satisfying work can be found in fields including healthcare, education, creative endeavors, the ministry, academics, finance, law, and aviation.
What’s more, even some of the lowest-paying jobs on this list give the people who perform them a strong sense of meaning and the belief that their work is contributing to making the world a better place.
So click through the gallery to see what satisfied workers who earn your salary do for a living, then tell us what you do and how much you get paid for it.