Some fun, high-paying jobs include becoming an astronaut, winemaker, chocolatier and magician. All of these jobs pay over $75,000 a year, as of 2014, and these positions offer job satisfaction.
The pay scale of an astronaut is based on experience and achievement. For instance, the federal government has a pay classification for civilian astronauts: GS-12 and GS-13. The starting pay for a GS-12 astronaut is $65,140, and a GS-13 makes $100,701 a year, as of 2014. Applicants must be in peak physical condition to apply.
A winemaker can earn up to $93,000 a year, as of 2014. However, one does not have to become a winemaker to get into the business. There are winemakers who hire people to manage production and run other aspects of the business. Some qualifications for this position include knowledge in oenology, which is the study of winemaking, and experience in the field.
A chocolatier is someone who produces and sells chocolate for a living. The position pays an annual salary of anywhere from $90,000 to $100,00 for people who are more experienced, as of 2014. Those who get into the marketing or development aspect of the field can make over $100,000 a year, as of 2014.
A magician can earn $400 to $3,000 for each job, and the median salary for someone in this career path is $49,000, as of 2014. The amount of pay depends on such factors as location and type of performance.