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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.

    ALSO: Cities with the highest divorce rates

  • #50. Computer programmers
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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)

     

     

  • #49. Agricultural and food scientists
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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)

     

     

  • #48. Environmental engineers
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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)

     

     

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

     

     

  • #46. Environmental scientists and geoscientists
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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)

     

     

  • #45. First-line enlisted military supervisors
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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

     

     

  • #44. Atmospheric and space scientists
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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)

     

     

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

     

     

  • #42. Chemists and materials scientists
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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)

     

     

  • #41. Audiologists
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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)

     

     

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

     

     

  • #38. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
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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)

     

     

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

     

     

  • #36. Military, rank not specified
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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

     

     

  • #35. Computer and information research scientists
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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)

     

     

  • #34. Materials engineers
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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)

     

     

  • #33. Architects, except naval
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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)

     

     

  • #32. Physical therapists
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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)

     

     

  • #31. Veterinarians
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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)

     

     

  • #30. Sales engineers
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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)

     

     

  • #29. Religious workers, all other
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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)

     

     

  • #28. Aerospace engineers
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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)

     

     

  • #27. Natural science managers
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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)

     

     

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

     

     

  • #25. Astronomers and physicists
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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)

     

     

  • #24. Marine engineers and naval architects
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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)

     

     

  • #23. Software developers, applications and systems software
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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)

     

     

  • #22. Economists
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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)

     

     

  • #21. Pharmacists
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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)

     

     

  • #20. Electrical and electronics engineers
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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)

     

     

  • #19. Conservation scientists and foresters
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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)

     

     

  • #18. Misc. engineeers including nuclear engineers
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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)

     

     

  • #17. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers
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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)

     

     

  • #16. Podiatrists
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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)

     

     

  • #15. Military officer special and tactical operations leaders
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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

     

     

  • #14. Mechanical engineers
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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)

     

     

  • #13. Computer hardware engineers
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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)

     

     

  • #12. Civil engineers
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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)

     

     

  • #11. Physical scientists, all other
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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)

     

     

  • #10. Dentists
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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)

     

     

  • #9. Directors, religious activities and education
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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)

     

     

  • #8. Architectural and engineering managers
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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)

     

     

  • #7. Optometrists
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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)

     

     

  • #6. Biomedical and agricultural engineers
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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)

     

     

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

     

     

  • #4. Physicians and surgeons
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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)

     

     

  • #3. Chemical engineers
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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)

     

     

  • #2. Actuaries
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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)

     

     

  • #1. Clergy
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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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