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Ridiculous Jobs That Pay More Than Being an Attorney
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Summary: Most people think that attorneys make six figures, take lush vacations several times a year, and drive expensive cars. Attorneys that live such lifestyles are the minority, as the median income for attorneys is $75,000 per year—meaning that half make more than $75,000, and half make less than $75,000. Although it takes a lot of work to become an attorney, including four years of college, three years of law school, and passing a rigorous bar examination, there are many jobs out there that do not require as much education as becoming a lawyer, but pay just as much—or even more—as attorney jobs.

1. Pro Skateboarder

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Professional skateboarders, once they “make it” by entering and winning different types of competitions, are capable of earning $50,000 to $100,000 per year. Of course, not every skateboarder will become the next Tony Hawk, and the sport does carry a high risk of broken bones, but for many it’s a fun job and the return is high.

2. Bull Riders

Ridiculous Jobs That Pay More Than Being an Attorney

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Bull Riders are another group that can earn more than attorneys—in fact they can earn up anywhere from $100,000 to $500,000 per year! As with professional skateboarders, there is significant risk involved, since these riders are dealing with a live (and very angry) animal. One throw can land a rider in the hospital with a broken back.

3. Clown

Ridiculous Jobs That Pay More Than Being an Attorney

Yes, you read that correctly. These face-painted, over-the top characters can earn $50,000 to $60,000 per year. There are several clown schools around the country where one can learn this trade. Clowns can perform anywhere from children’s birthday parties to major circus productions.

4. Truck Driver

Ridiculous Jobs That Pay More Than Being an Attorney

Many dread the thought of life on the road, but for many truck drivers, it’s worth it. These drivers can earn $45,000 to $60,000 per year for driving shipments nationwide. Click here for truck driver job openings.

5. Stripper

Ridiculous Jobs That Pay More Than Being an Attorney

If you’re willing to bare it all for a (mostly) male audience, then stripping may be your calling. These ladies can earn anywhere from $50,000 per year to $150,000 per year. That’s pretty good for a career that requires very little wardrobe expense.

6. Dog Walker

Ridiculous Jobs That Pay More Than Being an Attorney

Those who are willing to be pulled around by several mutts at once (and clean up their messes) can earn up to $50.00 per hour. Not bad for a job that lets you enjoy the fresh air!

7. Crop Duster

Ridiculous Jobs That Pay More Than Being an Attorney

This profession clearly requires training, as these pilots are responsible for spraying crops with different chemicals, but it still pays a nice salary: $70,000 to $80,000 per year.

8. Food Tester

Ridiculous Jobs That Pay More Than Being an Attorney

Who doesn’t enjoy eating? Some food testers are capable of earning $47,000 to $55,000 per year—just by eating food!

9. House Sitter

Ridiculous Jobs That Pay More Than Being an Attorney

If you find the right gig, there many be some homeowners out there who are willing to pay big bucks for someone trustworthy to watch over their home. House sitters can earn $50,000 to $60,000 a year.

10. Professional Bowlers

Ridiculous Jobs That Pay More Than Being an Attorney

If one can bowl so well that he can join a professional league, he may be able to earn $45,000 to $50,000 per year.

11. Radio Disk Jockey

Ridiculous Jobs That Pay More Than Being an Attorney

Radio DJs play music, conduct interviews, and take part in community events. In exchange for their pleasant voices, they can earn $50,000 to $65,000 per year.

12. Butlers

Ridiculous Jobs That Pay More Than Being an Attorney

Butlers may work in private residences or in hotels and resorts. They cater to the needs of others and in exchange for doing so earn from $47,000 to $55,000.

13. Prostitutes

Ridiculous Jobs That Pay More Than Being an Attorney

Though it’s an illegal profession in most areas, many women make triple what attorneys do. Their salaries range from $75,000 to $300,000. Of course, the profession is extremely dangerous, since it carries a high risk of sexually transmitted diseases and physical abuse.

14. Tollbooth Workers

Ridiculous Jobs That Pay More Than Being an Attorney

These employees can rake in $46,000 to $50,000 per year for taking money from drivers on toll roads.

15. Hot Air Balloon Pilots

Ridiculous Jobs That Pay More Than Being an Attorney

If a fear of heights doesn’t stop you, you can earn $50,000 to $60,000 for manning a balloon in the sky.



 

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