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11 Jobs That Will Pay You to Be in Nature Every Day

Spending time in nature relieves our stress and makes us feel refreshed. What if you get a job where you spend all your time in nature and get paid a handsome amount?


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Park rangers protect and manage natural resources, wildlife, and public lands in parks and recreational areas. They enforce park regulations, provide visitor assistance, and lead educational programs.

Salary for park rangers varies based on factors like experience, location, and agency, but ranges from approximately $35,000 to $60,000 per year.


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Arborists specialize in tree care and maintenance, including planting, pruning, and removal. They assess tree health, diagnose diseases or infestations, and provide recommendations for treatment or preservation.

Salaries for arborists typically range from $30,000 to $60,000 per year, depending on factors such as experience, certification, and location.


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Tour guides lead groups of tourists on guided tours, providing information about historical sites, landmarks, or attractions. They share intriguing facts, anecdotes, and stories to enhance the visitor experience and ensure safety and enjoyment throughout the tour. Tour guides may work in various settings, such as museums, cities, or natural parks, and their salaries vary widely based on location, employer, and experience.

On average, tour guides earn approximately $25,000 to $50,000 per year. 


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Archaeologists study past human cultures and societies by excavating, analyzing artifacts, and interpreting historical sites. They conduct fieldwork to uncover and document archaeological remains, such as pottery, tools, or structures, and collaborate with experts to piece together the history of civilizations.

The median salary is approximately $63,940.


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Truck drivers transport goods and materials over long distances, following delivery schedules and safety regulations. They operate large vehicles such as semi-trucks or tractor-trailers, loading and unloading cargo and ensuring its secure transportation. As they travel between destinations, truck drivers spend the majority of their working hours outdoors, navigating highways and various weather conditions.

The median salary is approximately $60,175. 


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While photographers often work in studios or indoor settings for specific projects, many assignments require outdoor shoots to capture natural light, scenic backdrops, or dynamic environments.

Whether photographing weddings, nature, or sports events, being outdoors allows photographers to harness the beauty of natural surroundings and adapt to changing light conditions for stunning imagery.

The median salary is approximately $63,476 to $83,681


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Wildlife biologists study animal behavior, populations, and habitats in natural environments, conducting research to inform conservation and management strategies. They are mostly working outdoors.

The median salary is approximately $57659 per year.



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Geologists work outdoors to study the Earth’s surface and subsurface features, such as rocks, minerals, and landforms. They conduct field surveys, collect samples, and analyze geological formations to understand the Earth’s history and processes.

The median salary is approximately $73416 per year per year.


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Farm laborers work outdoors on farms, performing various tasks such as planting, weeding, harvesting, and packing crops. They may also care for livestock, repair fences, and maintain farm equipment to support agricultural operations.

The median salary is approximately $47097 per year per year.


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Outdoor adventure instructors lead outdoor recreational activities such as rock climbing, kayaking, backpacking, or mountaineering, guiding participants through wilderness environments and teaching outdoor skills and safety techniques.

The median salary is approximately $51,093 per year.


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Meteorologists work outdoors to observe and analyze weather conditions, collecting data on temperature, precipitation, wind, and atmospheric pressure. They may deploy weather instruments, such as weather balloons or Doppler radar, to monitor and forecast weather patterns.

The median salary is approximately $109,539 per year.