High-paying jobs for people who love to negotiate
ShutterstockIf you seem to be able to talk your way out of almost anything, or you’re really great at helping others come to an agreement, you’re probably a strong negotiator. Luckily for you, there are plenty of high-paying jobs out there that allow you to exercise this valuable skill on a regular basis. To find them, we combed great through the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a US Department of Labor database that compiles detailed information on hundreds of jobs, and looked for positions with a high “negotiation importance” score.
We then looked at salary data on the US Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see which positions have an average annual salary of over $65,000. O*NET ranks how important “bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences” is in any job, assigning each a score between one and 100. Positions that require a lot of negotiating, such as lawyer and CEO, rank between 70 and 100 on the spectrum, while jobs such as janitor and proofreader are under 25.
Here are 21 high-paying positions with a negotiation-importance level of 66 or higher: View As: One Page Slides