10 Of The Strangest Jobs That Pay Well



We often live boring and mundane lives, going to work for eight hours a day, five days of the week, enjoying our weekend; rinse and repeat. Some people go beyond that and proceed to look for the weirdest and wackiest job they are able to find and fulfill their dreams in that way. This list of ten of the strangest well paying jobs may not create a millionaire out of many, but it may fill a void in your soul that you didn’t know was there.

Pet Psychologist

Our furry little friends always ensure that we are well taken care of and in a good state of mind simply by gracing us with their presence. It is the job of the pet psychologist to ensure that our loved little creatures also have a solid state of mind and that they are well taken care of. $35,000 may not seem like much, but for us animal lovers, the joy we would receive from taking care of these loved ones would outweigh any financial gain that we are looking for.

Tea Taster

Travel the world, experience new and exciting things! These are things usually reserved for navy recruits, but tea tasters get to do just that. Dedicating over five years to ensure they are able to distinguish subtle flavors in tea, these dedicated people expect $37,000 a year in exchange for their craft. Pay isn’t great but benefits cannot be beaten.

Cool Tracker

These people spend most of their time on social media and other sites to find or predict the next biggest trend. When your company relies on keeping up with the times, these are must have employees, and will set you back $38,000 each year.

Dungeon Actors

In London, to ensure tourists have a splendid time visiting their dungeons, they hire actors to play the role of the many terrible historical characters. For $45,000 per year, these people get to play the like of Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper. The pay isn’t great but the entertainment factor more than makes up for it.

Walk On Water

These architects might not get paid all that well, at $53,000 a year, but at least their work would be interesting. Dedicated to designing and creating houses that float on water, these people face a variety of challenges many of would never have to face on a day to day basis.

Sewer Flusher

Would you go into the sewers and clear out fat and oil blockages day in day out for $68,000? These dedicated people ensure that the sewers are working perfectly all year round, with roughly 80,000 blockages being removed annualy.

Queen’s Crown Jeweler

No figures have been provided for the salary of this position, but due to the prestigious nature of the job, we assume its no small number. This position was changed back in 2008, when the same jeweler that was used for 164 years by the monarchy was changed to a smaller, less well known brand.

Gherkin Window Cleaner

With positions available for 9 cleaners and a roster to clean the Gherkin in roughly 10 days, this job is not for the faint of heart. It may sound like a joke, but with over 7,400 panes of glass, these cleaners must be diligent, hard working and must not be afraid of heights. Expect salaries of roughly $75,000.

Queen’s Swan Marker

This fine role is given to a person who loves swans. They ensure that the annual swimming of the swans is well organised, as well as taking care of any swan related wildlife issues. The Queen must love her swans, so although no official figure is presented for financial remunerations, we assume it isn’t too shabby. After all, the Queen takes care of her own.

Chief Listening Officer

This is just a weird and fancy way of saying that they spend their entire day on social media making sure nobody is talking trash about their company’s brand. Expect around $92,000 per year for your services rendered.