The 13 best jobs for people who don't want to work a lot


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People who hold these jobs work less than the average American.

The 40-hour workweek is on its way out, and more and more Americans are feeling overworked and under compensated. But what if there was an alternative?


To find jobs that allow you to work less but still get paid well, we analyzed US census data for about 478 occupations distilled by the Minnesota Population Center's 2013 American Community Survey Integrated Public Use Microdata Series.

According to this data, the average working American logs about 39 hours a week, and the median earned income - a sum of wage, salary, and business income - across all occupations is $32,000.

People who hold the following jobs on average earn more than the median US income and typically work fewer than 39 hours a week.