Ever thought of the weird jobs? here are 10 Weird Jobs with Incredible Salaries & Awesome Benefits

Not everything considered useless is actually useless anyway. Growing up, our parents felt several jobs are no go areas, and would advised their kids not to think of meddling into such profession.

Fast forward to 2020 and beyond, things seems to have changed, especially in this present digital age where stupid jobs (As some would rather address it) seem to be making headway.

As a matter of fact , beside the regular blogging and other related niches, some of the highest digital earners in Nigeria are online comedians, otherwise known as IG comedians. As short as their comedy videos may be, they generate alot of revenues from their craft, this seem to have increased the rate of self employment in Nigeria and beyond.

Enough of the boring gist, now let’s get to see the list of jobs you considered useless, but exist:

Jobs You Considered Useless But Exist, And Are Paying Well

Professional sleeper

Who would have thought that sleeping could get to a professional level? Like, a level of being a career path. I would give an arm to tow such a wonderful career path.

Here is what they do; a professional sleeper is someone who gets paid to sleep. They generally do this as part of scientific research where scientists analyse their sleep patterns or to evaluate the quality of various sleep-related products.Take sleeping pills to remain still for art exhibitions.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of professional sleeper was expected to grow faster than average for all other occupations in rare cases the salary for professional sleepers is $15,000 yearly however can differ because of the location, industry, company and experience.

Drying Paint Watcher

I can imaging what will be going through your mind right now huh! Like what in God’s name is “Drying paint watcher” and how does one make a living out of it? Ok! let me put you through.

Companies actually hire people to carefully observe the changing colors and particles of paint as it dries – both on walls as well as under a microscope. It ensures that the paints are durable and do not fall off at the slightest touch.

You sit and stare at a wall, watching the paint dry and noting how the color changes as it dries. You also probably go insane from talking to yourself and end up institutionalized, but in the process you can make around $40,000 – $60,000 which isn’t bad at all.

Full Time Netflix Watcher ( Viewer)

Netflix addicts, this is for you. As you know, when it comes to streaming the latest and popular movies, then Netflix could be a better bet.

According to Netflix, the position of a full time netflix watcher would “suit those with a passion for films and TV programmes, as evidenced by a degree in film or film history and/or experience directing, screening writing or filmmaking. Applicants with analysis experience (e.g., as a critic or work in development) would also be well suited.”

The average Netflix Salary for Tagger/Writers is $69,906 per year

Professional Mourner

Funny enough, while the families of the bereaved are actually crying, the families of the paid bereaved are actually cashing out (Paid to cry). Mourning, especially in Africa is gradually becoming serious business.

Professional mourners, also called moirologists and mutes, are compensated to lament or deliver a eulogy and help comfort and entertain the grieving family.

If you do find a professional mourner job, you can expect to make $30 to $120 per funeral. Funerals typically last 2 to 3 hours – making it possible to attend two funerals per day.

Deodorant Tester

As an odor tester, you engage in laboratory testing to adjust a product’s chemical composition and improve or alter its smell. Other duties might include using chemistry to determine a scent, documenting your findings, and collaborating with scientists and engineers to produce a desired effect.

As of Nov 30, 2020, the average annual pay for an Odor Tester in the United States is $71,241 a year. Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $34.25 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,370/week or $5,937/month.

Car Plate Blocker

Would you be needing a degree to be a car plate blocker? then the answer lies in what you believe.

License plate blockers (Car Plate Blocker) are a cheap but efficient way to make your number plate invisible to traffic cameras. Since red-light cameras can be prone to errors, having blockers like sprays or license plate covers can save you the time and money it takes to fight a potential speeding ticket.

License plates Obscured or covered license plates are illegal. … The license plate must: be properly attached, visible and un-obscured at all times; not have any cover over it, whether it’s clear or smoked; or have a distorter which distorts the plate.

Dog Food Taster

Sounds weird? but this is actually a noble profession i must say. Just like the people who are hired by various companies to taste-test the items they produce to sell in grocery stores for human consumption, pet food testers are paid to taste-test new formulas before they hit the market.

A professional pet food tester-taster generally earns at least $34,000 per year, and can even rake in more than $100,000 annually.

Snake Milker

According to Careerexplorer.com, A snake milker is someone who extracts, or ‘milks’, venom from poisonous snakes in order to create antivenom used by hospitals and laboratories.

If a person is bitten by a snake, it is important they be rushed to a hospital to get an antidote, which is made from the venom of a snake.

On average, snake milkers make around $2,500 per month, but snake venom is an expensive market. One gram of certain types of snake venom can sell for $2,000.

Waterslide tester

A water-slide testers ride down the slides for fun and to make money.

As of Dec 2, 2020, the average annual pay for a Water Tester in the United States is $45,611 a year. Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $21.93 an hour. This is the equivalent of $877/week or $3,801/month.

Paper towel sniffer

Paper towel companies don’t want their products to have a distinct scent. They hire people to do a sniff test on their products to check if they smell right or not.

After all, they must ensure the product quality and a professional paper towel sniffer can help.

Paper Towel Sniffer | Annual Salary: $52,000*

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