10 jobs that will make you happy and rich

Many people believe a happy career and a fat paycheck are mutually exclusive, but online jobs community CareerBliss has found that these two things can go hand in hand.

CareerBliss compiled its new list of jobs that can make you happy and rich by analyzing more than 20,000 employee reviews of companies with at least ten reviews.

The reviews are from employees all over the US who evaluated 10 factors that affect work happiness on a five-point scale: one's relationship with their boss, relationship with coworkers, workplace environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, daily tasks, and job control over the work performed on a daily basis.

CareerBliss combined those numbers to find an average rating of overall happiness for each respondent and then sorted the results by job title and salary to determine which jobs pay well and make professionals the happiest.

Here are the happiest high-paying jobs in 2017:

10 jobs that will make you happy and rich
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10 jobs that will make you happy and rich

10. Director of IT

Bliss score (out of 5): 3.05

Average salary: $115,643

Directors of IT manage the information technology strategy of an organization, assuming responsibility for the hardware and software used to achieve the organization's objectives.

9. Product manager

Bliss score (out of 5): 3.12

Average salary: $120,229

Product managers are responsible for promoting or introducing a product or service to the public. Typically they will assemble advertising teams, meet with account representatives, and give presentations.

8. Vice president (VP) of sales

Bliss score (out of 5): 3.22

Average salary: $162,600

VPs of sales, who are accountable to the company's president on all sales matters, will ensure the company is meeting its sales projections and oversee a department of sales managers.

7. Senior manager

Bliss score (out of 5): 3.297

Average salary: $110,292

Senior managers are responsible for overseeing groups of employees or departments within a business or organization. They perform necessary duties related to planning, organizing, and coordinating events, production, or other purposes of the business's nature.

6. Senior software engineer

Bliss score (out of 5): 3.31

Average salary: $91,664

Senior software engineers are experienced in creating programs that allow users to carry out certain tasks on a computer or developing operating systems for devices and networks.

5. Accounting manager

Bliss score (out of 5): 3.31

Average salary: $97,886

Accounting managers are charged with oversight of financial reporting practices ranging from standard ledger preparation to end-of-year auditing.

4. Business development manager

Bliss score (out of 5): 3.31

Average salary: $93,846

Business development managers are in charge of handling and reaching out to the prospective clients for a company through hospitality and regular contact.

3. Senior engineer

Bliss score (out of 5): 3.51

Average salary: $100,630

Senior engineers are experienced in designing systems, structures, and materials and researching ways to create or improve objects.

2. Directional driller

Bliss score (out of 5): 3.59

Average salary: $178,155

Directional drillers handle the machinery used in hydraulic fracturing to drill an oil well sideways or horizontally to get oil out of the ground.

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1. Chief technology officer (CTO)

Bliss score (out of 5): 3.72

Average salary: $150,100

CTOs are in charge of helping companies improve their information systems.


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