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11 jobs that pay surprisingly well

EVER wondered how much a submarine cook makes per year? It might just be enough to tempt you into a new career.

This is just one of the 11 jobs we’ve discovered that you might not have thought to pay a good salary.

Are you looking toward the weekend at 9.01am on a Monday? Are you just staring at spreadsheets, pushing trolleys or responding to emails for not much money?

Well, now is the time to change all that and start earning a big salary in some slightly weird jobs!

Here are the top 11 surprisingly well paid jobs.

11) Dental Hygienist - £43k

You know that person hoovering up all your spit when you’re at the dentist? That’s the Dental Hygienist and they’re earning more than you.

An experienced Dental Hygienist can earn up to £43,041 per year.

10) Air traffic controller £100k (plus shift pay)

It may start off with a small salary at around £17k, but once they’ve risen through the ranks and completed all the necessary training, Air Traffic Controllers are earning over £100,000.

I don’t think I could handle that level of responsibility though, so I’ll leave it to them.

9) Offshore Oil worker – £75,000

A fairly dangerous job, the offshore oil rig worker salaries depend on your skillset, but you can earn up to £75,000.

It is fairly lonely out there though and you can forget nipping to McDonald’s for a sausage and egg McMuffin.

8) Embalmers - £34,000

What is an embalmer, I hear you ask? Well they’re the one that make the recently deceased presentable for the funeral.

On second thoughts, £34,000 is nowhere near enough.

7) Beer taster - £200/hour

Yes, this is a real job that pays an actual wage. Yep, real money and everything.

If you fancy taking that amateur beer tasting you’ve been doing and go pro, you can earn up to £200/hour.

If the interviewer asks if you have any experience, try to play it down.

They don’t know you’ve got more experience than all of them put together.

6) Ethical hackers - £100,000

I’m guessing the main route to become an ethical hacker is to be an illegal hacker that gets caught.

So, in that case, they shouldn’t get paid that much you naughty scoundrels.

However, if by some miracle you’re the only hacker to have never broken the law, then the £100k salary is rightly deserved.

5)  Tube Driver - up to £100,000

According to TFL, there were a few Tube drivers were paid in excess of £100k salary.

You may think this is the minority, but the majority of drivers still get wages of £60k-£70k per year.

If only we could get someone highly skilled enough to stop all of the ruddy signal failures on the London Underground.

4) Professional Snuggler a.k.a Cuddle Therapist - £70/hour

That’s right, you can become a Professional Snuggler now.

Don't worry, this isn't something I've made up to make you feel good about humanity. This is 100 per cent legit.

People are now paying other people to come and hug them.

Often referred to as Cuddle Therapists, probably to make the business cards look more professional, you can earn around £70/hour giving hugs.

Where do I sign up?

3) Aeroplane repo men - £1m per plane

Have you ever wondered what happens to all the assets of the rich and famous when they lose all their money?

Well, just like a regular person, the bailiffs come round and take all your stuff.

With rich people, that stuff just happens to be worth a hell of a lot more and the rewards for bailiffs is also a hell of a lot more.

If a plane is repossessed and delivered to the bank, the repo men get a 6 per cent to 10 per cent commission.

When the plane’s value is in the millions, that can equate to over a £1m in sweet sweet commission.

2) Master Sommeliers - £118,000

It’s not easy getting to the top of the sommelier game, but when you reach those full-bodied heights, you can expect earnings of around £120,000/year.

The top restaurants and hotels in the world require top expertise and for those few that reach the top of the game, they’re counting the money whilst getting to try some of the best wines in the world.

Not bad, eh?

1) Submarine cooks - $187,000 per year in Australia (£116,000/year)

Fancy yourself as a bit of a cook? Well, instead of flipping burgers for minimum wage you could be earning over £100k a year.

What’s the catch? You have to do it in an Australian submarine.

Who needs daylight when you have £116k? Not me.

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