15 Careers To Consider if You Want an Easy Job Making Good Money

Want to earn a high salary without putting in a ton of work? Enjoy a stress free career and mid-range salary without a lot of effort by exploring these positions. 

Security Guard

A security guard watches the CCCTV screens at his desk while holding a phone.
Photo Credit: Africa Studio via Shutterstock.com.

Union security guards make great money for what they do. 90% of the time, they serve as a deterrent or watch the video screens. 

The complex parts of the job include escorting fired employees off the premises and being prepared to act in emergency situations. 

Top Secret Easy Work

A hand pulls a document labeled "top secret" out of a folder.
Photo Credit: Photo Art Lucas via Shutterstock.com.

Top-secret facilities need office workers, janitors, and other laborers. You can make big bucks if you can pass a top-secret security clearance without the stress of the actual top-secret work. 


Female social media influencer holding a "follow" sign in one hand and a "like & subscribe" sign in the other.
Photo Credit: Daxiao Productions via Shutterstock.com.

You can easily make money as a social media influencer if you’re good-looking and charismatic. You just have to build a following and start hawking products. Of course, building a brand is a lot harder than it seems, but those with great marketing skills can still pull it off. 

Office Management

A smiling woman working at a desk in an open office.
Photo Credit: Gorodenkoff via Shutterstock.com.

Although the stress levels of office management jobs vary by office, most offer easy work for decent pay. Officer managers take care of supplies, vehicle maintenance, pay, and other administrative duties as required. The work varies considerably based on industry. 

Systems Managers

Vintage computer on a colorful bright pink desk against a bright orange wall.
Photo Credit: Master1305 via Shutterstock.com.

IT systems managers are often paid to babysit server stacks and ensure nothing goes wrong. In rare instances, something will go wrong, and you’ll be responsible for fixing it, so you need the proper credentials to get the job. 


Smiling man working on his computer, with smiling woman in the background.
Photo Credit: Krakenimages.com via Shutterstock.com.

Consultants get paid to “advise” companies. They get paid the big bucks for their knowledge, not for the amount of work they do. Getting a position in a prestigious consulting firm is tough, but if you’re an expert in your field, you can start your own consulting business and work on your terms. 

Hotel Night Audit

A hotel concierge stands in the lobby eager to greet guests.
Photo Credit: Jacob Lund via Shutterstock.com.

Many hotels need people to watch the front desk overnight, so they can offer customer service to weary customers arriving at all hours. Most people don’t check in or out in the middle of the night, making it an easy shift – if you can handle working nights. 

Scrum Master

woman standing at the head of a table, leading a work meeting
Photo Credit: fizkes via Shutterstock.com.

A scrum master facilitates meetings, and that’s it. If you’re good with people and don’t want to do real work, you can make a decent salary running people’s meetings. 

Waste Management

Two sanitation workers at the back of a garbage truck.
Photo Credit: Kzenon via Shutterstock.com.

No one wants to work with trash for a living, so those who do get paid hefty salaries. Nowadays, the truck does most of the work, making it a pretty easy job. 

Senior Home Companion

A middle aged woman walks with and comforts her wheelchair bound father.
Photo Credit: Lucky Business via Shutterstock.com.

If you’re personable and enjoy long conversations with the elderly, consider becoming a senior home companion. Your primary job is keeping someone company. The money is in working for indivual families rather than massive care corporations. 


An inspector filling out a checklist using a clipboard.
Photo Credit: KomootP via Shutterstock.com.

Many inspectors work on easy mode. They get paid more than the laborers to stand around and watch them work. Then, they simply have to test the system and write a report certifying it. 


A couple signing to purchase a timeshare from a sales associate.
Photo Credit: antoniodiaz via Shutterstock.com.

Extroverts do great with sales jobs. They get to talk to people all day; all they have to do is convince them to buy. Introverts may not find it as easy or satisfying. 

Medical Technician

A doctor with a warning sign on the desk between his hands.
Photo Credit: Thx4Stock via Shutterstock.com.

Medical technicians get paid well for their knowledge of their specific machine, but typically don’t have the long hours and high stress associated with doctors and nurses. 

Gate Guards

View of a gated community from the street.
Photo Credit: marchello74 via Shutterstock.com.

Wealthy communities hire gate guards to control entry, but they mostly serve as deterents. Gate guards let people looking for an easy target know someone is watching, but don’t typically have to get involved. 

Corporate Accounting

An accountant running numbers with a laptop and calculator.
Photo Credit: pattarawat via Shutterstock.com.

Corporate accountants don’t have to deal with the stress of last-minute filers. Once they have a sound system, their work runs on easy mode. 

High-Paying Jobs Earning Far More Than They Should

A woman behind her desk after work stretching and cracking her knuckles.
Photo Credit: Dmytro Zinkevych via Shutterstock.com.

Why do we pay some people so much money? These professions earn big bucks but they’re not worth the high cost

Earn 100K by 30 with These High-Paying Careers

Diverse crowd of workers from different industries.
Photo Credit: Rawpixel.com via Shutterstock.com.

If money is your goal, consider one of these careers that will have you earning 6 figures before you turn 30.

Source: Reddit