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Stacker Logo By Michele Zipkin of Stacker | Slide 1 of 51: Maintaining a happy marriage takes a great deal of work, from managing work-life balance to navigating financial woes and everything in between. Studies have shown that people with stable, higher-paying jobs tend to experience lower divorce rates than those who don’t earn as much money. Less than one-third of married people in the middle and upper classes filed for divorce while more than one-third of those in the working class had sought divorces, according to a study conducted by the Institute for Family Studies. The IFS also sourced information from a Bloomberg report indicating 70% of people who consider themselves upper class enjoy lasting marriages compared with just 53% of those who describe themselves as lower class. It stands to reason that married couples who are less likely to encounter financial hardships will have a better chance of staying together. If both people in a marriage have high-paying jobs, they can use their combined wealth in mutually beneficial ways. Pharmacists, lawyers, and architects—fields that offer high average annual salaries and significant job stability—will have more money to provide for a family and pay their bills, can enjoy luxuries such as vacations, and generally lead fulfilling lives. Stacker has compiled a list of 50 U.S. jobs with the lowest divorce rates using data from the 2001-2017 American Community Survey via IPUMS-USA—the U.S. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series—and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The majority of jobs on this list fall into the scientific, medical, and tech fields, and military jobs appear more than a few times.  Keep reading to find out the divorce and separation rates and the median salary for each job, and discover which job has the lowest divorce rate of all. You may also like: Jobs with the highest divorce rates Use this no-cost tool to find a financial advisor

Jobs with the lowest divorce rates

Maintaining a happy marriage takes a great deal of work, from managing work-life balance to navigating financial woes and everything in between. Studies have shown that people with stable, higher-paying jobs tend to experience lower divorce rates than those who don’t earn as much money.

Less than one-third of married people in the middle and upper classes filed for divorce while more than one-third of those in the working class had sought divorces, according to a study conducted by the Institute for Family Studies. The IFS also sourced information from a Bloomberg report indicating 70% of people who consider themselves upper class enjoy lasting marriages compared with just 53% of those who describe themselves as lower class.

It stands to reason that married couples who are less likely to encounter financial hardships will have a better chance of staying together. If both people in a marriage have high-paying jobs, they can use their combined wealth in mutually beneficial ways. Pharmacists, lawyers, and architects—fields that offer high average annual salaries and significant job stability—will have more money to provide for a family and pay their bills, can enjoy luxuries such as vacations, and generally lead fulfilling lives.

Stacker has compiled a list of 50 U.S. jobs with the lowest divorce rates using data from the 2001-2017 American Community Survey via IPUMS-USA—the U.S. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series—and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The majority of jobs on this list fall into the scientific, medical, and tech fields, and military jobs appear more than a few times. 

Keep reading to find out the divorce and separation rates and the median salary for each job, and discover which job has the lowest divorce rate of all.

You may also like: Jobs with the highest divorce rates

Use this no-cost tool to find a financial advisor

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