The modern workplace can be a nightmare for introverts, with its focus on collaboration and open-plan offices. If you’re a person who dreads team projects and public speaking and gets more of a thrill out of canceling plans to attend a networking function than penciling it into the calendar, one of these jobs from PayScale’s Best Jobs for You data package might be perfect for you.
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Who says you have to be super social to be a financial success? Petroleum geologists make a typical salary of $124,500 per year, and do it while analyzing data and working on cool engineering projects.
If you love numbers and would rather commune with Excel than a hoard of colleagues, this job might be for you. One number that’s sure to appeal: the $70,000 annual median salary.
3. (tie) Private Chef
Pay fluctuates for private chefs, ranging from $34,000 to $126,000, but the expected earnings for this creative, satisfying job hover around $70,000. Private chefs are also slightly more likely to be female than male – rare in the profession in general.
3. (tie) Video Game Artist
Video game artists earn a median salary of $48,518 – not big bucks relative to other entries on our list, but for gamers who long to make their passion into a career, money might well pale next to the chance to build their own worlds.
5. Fine Artist
Hourly pay for fine artists varies considerably, from $9.97 per hour at the low end to $44.49 at the high end. Career duration and geographic location are factors in terms of pay.
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