The 17 highest-paying jobs for people who don't mind sitting at a desk all day

Some people can't stand the thought of spending their work days in a cubicle, behind a computer screen, chained to their swivel chair - but others really don't mind working a desk job.

If you identify with the latter group, you've probably been warned of all the dangers of sitting for eight hours a day. But here's some good news: There are lots of high-paying jobs for people who prefer not to be on their feet.

We looked through salary data on the US Bureau of Labor Statistics website to find the highest-paying professions where workers typically spend a majority of their day at a desk. We also looked at the employment outlook - the projected percent change in employment from 2014 to 2024 - to give you a better idea of which jobs will be around in the future.Advertisement

Here are 17 that pay over $100,000 a year, on average: