The CareerBliss Happiest Highest Paying Jobs for 2018

Technology and Marketing Lead the Way in Highest Paid Happy Jobs

IRVINE, Calif.--()--CareerBliss, the leading career community™ with over three million open job listings, today released the CareerBliss Happiest Highest Paying Jobs for 2018. CareerBliss evaluated thousands of independent company reviews by employees, analyzing the key factors that impact workplace happiness and cross-referenced them with jobs that have an average salary of $75,000 or more. Ranking No. 1 for overall career happiness is Director of Marketing with an average annual salary of $89,333 followed by QA Analyst and Sales Manager to round out the top ten.

The CareerBliss data evaluates key factors that affect work happiness including one’s relationship with their boss and co-workers, their work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, daily tasks, and job control over work performed daily.

The CareerBliss Happiest Highest Paying Jobs

Ranking       Job Title       BlissScore       Average Salary
1       Director of Marketing       3.699       $89,333.33
2       QA Analyst       3.652       $77,622.22
3       Marketing Manager       3.498       $94,037.00
4       Senior Developer       3.447       $124,566.67
5       HR Manager       3.369       $98,000.00
6       Technical Lead       3.260       $82,978.50
7       Business Development Manager       3.230       $99,400.00
8       Network Engineer       3.165       $77,254.25
9       Superintendent       3.140       $105,000.00
10       Sales Manager       2.872       $90,333.33

BlissScore: Overall job happiness score assigned by employees. The CareerBliss BlissScore is derived from company reviews, which evaluate each of the key factors that contribute to the overall happiness in the workplace on a scale of 1-5.

“Once workers have their basic needs met by their income, incremental dollars do not necessarily mean incremental happiness. Many factors beyond money drive career happiness for workers who make above $75,000 a year. Workplace culture and having control over your work environment are two key themes in the data this year,” says Heidi Golledge, Cofounder and Chief Happiness Officer of CareerBliss.

“Although Marketing Managers were not the highest paid career on our list, they had the highest BlissScore,” continues Golledge. “Money does not always buy happiness; factors such as company culture and your role at work have a lot of impact on how you feel about your career and therefore your happiness.”

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Alia Henson, (316) 619-4245
Director of Communications


Alia Henson, (316) 619-4245
Director of Communications