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Highest-Paying Desk Jobs

February 8, 2016

Today, desk jobs make up the majority of jobs that we have to choose from. In a New York Times article, they found that 80% of jobs were desk bound and only demanded “light activity.” Since there are so many office jobs out there, the best way to narrow your career path may be to see which office jobs pay the most! Thanks to Forbes, Purch, and Salary, we compiled a list of the highest paying desk jobs along with other desk jobs that are the most popular.

Since the majority of jobs are desk jobs, here are some of the top-paying desk job options.

Commercial lending director: $143,700

Engineering Director: $131,300

General Manager: $131,200

Finance Director: $125,000

Accounting Director: $118,600

Marketing Director: $118,100

Information Security Director: $116,600

Human Resources Director: $116,000

Systems Analyst: $96,207

Network Architect: $91,000

Software Engineer: $90,060

Web Developer: $78,568

Mechanical Engineer: $61,547

Programmer: $55,509

Graphic Designer: $44,150

Blogger: anywhere from nothing to upwards of $150,000
Along with the rise in sedentary jobs, the New York Times also noted a decline of about 120-140 calories a day from physical activity. Just because you may have to work at your desk, it doesn’t mean that you have to suffer for it.

A Xdesk standing desk lets you keep working all while enjoying the benefits of a non-sedentary job. Just press a button, and the Xdesk standing desk goes up so you can keep working on your feet.

Plus studies have shown that alternating between sitting and standing at a standing desk can help boost your energy, mood and work output. A study has shown that you can even burn as many calories in a year as if you had run 10 marathons. So if you are in the market for a high-paying desk job, you may also be in the market for a Xdesk standing desk. And if you can’t replace your entire desk for a standing desk, check out the Xdesk CrossOver: a tabletop standing desk converter that can fit on top of just about any desk.

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