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These jobs are high on pay and low on stress

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SA's top 15 high-paying low-stress jobs.

Have you ever wanted a job that pays you a lot of money but doesn’t make you want to pull your hair out?

The Occupational Information Network (ONET) recently released a list of the most and least stressful jobs in the world.

The stress level for each job is rated from 0 to 100, with 100 being the most stressful. In order to figure out what jobs are stressful, ONET looked at some of the factors that contribute to stress.

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This included the amount of criticism the average worker would have to face. The survey also look at how often the job requires people to act calmly and effectively in situations that involve high levels of stress.

None of the jobs on the list are “stress free”.  You’re going to experience some amount of stress no matter where you work. And some companies may be more stressful to work in than other companies.

Also Read: SA’s most stressful jobs revealed

BusinessTech took ONET’s list one step further and made their own list. The new list reveals the jobs that pay the highest and cause the least stress in South Africa. These jobs are the highest-paying in relation to the amount of daily stress an average worker can expect to experience.

Check out the 15 jobs that are high on pay and low on stress.

Occupation Stress level (out of 100) Average annual salary (Rands)
Chemical Technician 54 R217 000
Food scientist 56 R217 000
Mathematician 57 R247 000
Economist 59 R249 000
Statistician 59 R300 000
Biomedical engineer 61 R347 000
Agricultural engineer 61 R348 000
Physicist 61 R352 000
Information Systems (IS) manager 64 R490 000
Actuary 64 R612 000
Payroll administrator 67 R170 000
Orthodontist 67 R520 000
Optometrist 70 R240 000
Civil engineer 71 R330 000
Nuclear engineer 73 R480 000


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