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Highest-Paying Jobs with the Most Time Off

Law Teachers, Post-Secondary

Hours worked/year: 1,608
Median hourly earnings: $82.85
No. employed: 14,620
Hours worked/week: 40.3
Median annual income: $94,260
Top annual income: $145,990

While the entire list could have just been comprised of different types of college professors, we listed only the highest-paying position. Law professors have a median income approaching $100,000, and have a top range of nearly $150,000. Becoming a law professor only requires a law degree, although many today also have a Master of Laws and even a PhD. The time spent seems well worth it. Besides the generous salary, the enjoy unique benefits, “including access to campus facilities, tuition waivers for dependents, housing and travel allowances, and paid leave for sabbaticals,” according to the BLS. Between these sabbaticals and the summer vacation, most professors work nearly 400 hours less than the average U.S. employee. Money Magazine and Salary.com rated college professors at No.2 in their 2006 Best Jobs in America annual report.

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