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10. Real Estate Agent

Stress score: 38.57
Average annual salary: $53,100
Hours per day: 9.5

The slowly improving housing market puts real estate agents in a lower stress position than they were last year, says Tony Lee. However, their incomes are based on commission, and there is uncertainty regarding future sales and job availability . Real estate agents also work long, erratic hours, spending much of their time showing properties to clients. They must be extremely independent, and able to handle sales quotas and deadline pressures. As a result, real estate agent is considered the 10th most stressful job this year.