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Jobs with the lowest divorce rates

Maintaining a happy marriage takes a lot 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. 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. Keep reading to find out the divorce and separation rates and median salary for each job.

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#50. Computer programmers

Divorced rate: 10.63% (2.49% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 1.18% (41.02% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $82,240 (155.87% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#49. Agricultural and food scientists

Divorced rate: 10.62% (2.59% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 0.94% (53.05% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $39,910 (24.17% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#48. Environmental engineers

Divorced rate: 10.52% (3.46% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 1.24% (38.21% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $86,800 (170.06% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#47. First-line supervisors/managers/contractors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers

Divorced rate: 10.49% (3.77% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 2.41% (20.48% higher than the national average)
Median salary: $46,570 (44.89% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#46. Environmental scientists and geoscientists

Divorced rate: 10.43% (4.35% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 1.05% (47.32% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $69,400 (115.92% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#45. First-line enlisted military supervisors

Divorced rate: 10.38% (4.80% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 2.48% (24.08% higher than the national average)
Median salary: N/A

 

 

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#44. Atmospheric and space scientists

Divorced rate: 10.31% (5.40% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 1.29% (35.55% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $92,070 (186.46% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#43. Military enlisted tactical operations and air/weapons specialists and crew members

Divorced rate: 10.24% (6.02% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 3.46% (72.96% higher than the national average)
Median salary: N/A

 

 

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#42. Chemists and materials scientists

Divorced rate: 10.16% (6.80% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 1.21% (39.56% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $76,280 (137.33% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#41. Audiologists

Divorced rate: 10.06% (7.72% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 1.03% (48.42% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $75,920 (136.21% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#40. Lawyers, and judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers

Divorced rate: 10.00% (8.28% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 1.19% (40.66% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $116,210 (261.56% higher than the national average)

 


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#39. Model makers and patternmakers, metal and plastic

Divorced rate: 9.94% (8.84% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 0.96% (51.92% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $53,670 (66.98% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#38. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

Divorced rate: 9.88% (9.39% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 1.07% (46.44% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $137,330 (327.27% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#37. First-line supervisors of fire fighting and prevention workers

Divorced rate: 9.81% (9.99% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 0.91% (54.50% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $76,170 (136.99% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#36. Military, rank not specified

Divorced rate: 9.75% (10.58% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 2.75% (37.55% higher than the national average)
Median salary: N/A

 

 

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#35. Computer and information research scientists

Divorced rate: 9.68% (11.17% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 1.29% (35.73% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $114,520 (256.31% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#34. Materials engineers

Divorced rate: 9.62% (11.73% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 1.00% (50.08% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $94,610 (194.36% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#33. Architects, except naval

Divorced rate: 9.60% (11.92% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 1.14% (42.99% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $78,470 (144.14% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#32. Physical therapists

Divorced rate: 9.44% (13.38% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 1.21% (39.61% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $86,850 (170.22% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#31. Veterinarians

Divorced rate: 9.40% (13.74% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 0.97% (51.35% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $90,420 (181.32% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#30. Sales engineers

Divorced rate: 9.31% (14.61% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 0.98% (51.01% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $98,720 (207.15% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#29. Religious workers, all other

Divorced rate: 9.10% (16.52% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 1.38% (31.15% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $29,310 (8.81% lower than the national average)

 

 

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#28. Aerospace engineers

Divorced rate: 9.05% (16.94% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 1.01% (49.26% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $113,030 (251.67% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#27. Natural science managers

Divorced rate: 9.03% (17.14% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 0.90% (55.09% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $118,970 (270.15% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#26. Medical scientists, and life scientists, all others

Divorced rate: 8.81% (19.18% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 1.14% (43.18% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $82,090 (155.41% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#25. Astronomers and physicists

Divorced rate: 8.75% (19.74% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 0.94% (52.83% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $100,590 (212.96% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#24. Marine engineers and naval architects

Divorced rate: 8.69% (20.29% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 1.50% (24.96% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $90,970 (183.03% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#23. Software developers, applications and systems software

Divorced rate: 8.64% (20.71% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 1.06% (46.96% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $101,790 (216.70% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#22. Economists

Divorced rate: 8.55% (21.52% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 0.91% (54.32% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $102,490 (218.88% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#21. Pharmacists

Divorced rate: 8.52% (21.79% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 1.09% (45.66% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $124,170 (286.33% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#20. Electrical and electronics engineers

Divorced rate: 8.51% (21.93% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 1.13% (43.51% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $95,060 (195.76% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#19. Conservation scientists and foresters

Divorced rate: 8.48% (22.16% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 0.78% (60.78% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $61,480 (91.28% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#18. Misc. engineeers including nuclear engineers

Divorced rate: 8.47% (22.28% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 0.97% (51.65% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $97,250 (202.57% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#17. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

Divorced rate: 8.44% (22.54% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 0.97% (51.74% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $69,620 (116.61% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#16. Podiatrists

Divorced rate: 8.41% (22.81% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 0.97% (51.46% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $127,740 (297.44% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#15. Military officer special and tactical operations leaders

Divorced rate: 8.40% (22.91% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 2.06% (3.24% higher than the national average)
Median salary: N/A

 

 

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#14. Mechanical engineers

Divorced rate: 8.34% (23.53% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 0.93% (53.69% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $85,880 (167.20% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#13. Computer hardware engineers

Divorced rate: 8.33% (23.61% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 1.25% (37.55% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $115,120 (258.17% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#12. Civil engineers

Divorced rate: 8.31% (23.77% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 1.04% (48.11% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $84,770 (163.74% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#11. Physical scientists, all other

Divorced rate: 7.61% (30.22% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 1.01% (49.69% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $103,990 (223.54% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#10. Dentists

Divorced rate: 7.53% (30.91% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 0.86% (57.14% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $151,440 (371.17% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#9. Directors, religious activities and education

Divorced rate: 7.50% (31.15% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 1.01% (49.36% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $38,980 (21.28% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#8. Architectural and engineering managers

Divorced rate: 7.40% (32.14% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 0.96% (52.16% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $137,720 (328.49% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#7. Optometrists

Divorced rate: 7.33% (32.73% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 0.71% (64.52% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $110,300 (243.18% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#6. Biomedical and agricultural engineers

Divorced rate: 7.31% (32.92% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 1.18% (41.04% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $88,040 (173.92% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#5. Petroleum, mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers

Divorced rate: 7.14% (34.47% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 0.80% (59.96% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $132,280 (311.56% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#4. Physicians and surgeons

Divorced rate: 7.13% (34.62% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 0.94% (53.07% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $168,700 (424.87% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#3. Chemical engineers

Divorced rate: 6.62% (39.27% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 0.90% (54.78% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $102,160 (217.85% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#2. Actuaries

Divorced rate: 5.71% (47.59% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 0.62% (68.80% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $101,560 (215.98% higher than the national average)

 

 

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#1. Clergy

Divorced rate: 5.04% (53.72% lower than the national average)
Separated rate: 0.65% (67.36% lower than the national average)
Median salary: $47,100 (46.54% higher than the national average)

 

 

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