19 Highest Paying Jobs Without Uniforms (No Dress Codes)

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by Erin Schollaert

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Having to dress up every day for work isn’t for everyone.

Over 33% of people said they would rather quit their jobs than comply with a dress code, and so there’s no shortage of people searching for jobs with no dress code.

You’re not alone if you want to dress more comfortably!

These are the 19 top-paying jobs without uniforms.

19. Music Producer

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Although many say the music business has its own ‘uniform’ of trendy and stylish clothing, there’s no dress code when you’re a music producer.

With this job, you’ll assist artists in recording whatever music they’re making, helping craft their creative vision while offering guidance along the way.

There’s no formal education needed for this job, but a bachelor’s degree in music production can help make you more official. Producers come from all walks of life – it can be a way to earn extra money as a nurse or a zookeeper, the possibilities are endless.

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Music production not only doesn’t require a uniform, but it can also be an incredible way to earn money as a teen.

Average yearly income: $70,326 (ZipRecruiter) 

18. Freelance Web Developer

As a freelancer, you can wear whatever you want! Whether you want a physical office to meet clients or talk online only, you can wear any comfortable clothing.

In this role, you’ll create websites that will be both functional as well as attractive for your client’s companies or services.

Although you can do this work with a company, the best way to ensure you can wear whatever you want is freelance.

These days, web development is one of the most in-demand high income skills out there.

Average yearly income: $78,000 (Talent.com) 

17. Video Game Developer

Working as a game developer, you don’t have much face-to-face time with clients, mostly digital communication: so your wardrobe can be whatever makes you happy.

This job demands a good amount of technical skill and understanding as you take designer’s ideas and build their worlds into a playable game.

You must be able to write code, have basic creative art skills, and have a solid understanding of game design.

Most video game positions are remote or corporate based, as opposed to a retail job setting.

Average yearly income: $78,499 (Zippia)

16. Tech Specialist SAP Support

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Working as a specialist in most fields gives you the freedom to dress how you please.

Many companies view specialists as separate from other employees and not as beholden to the classic dress code rules.

While employed as a tech specialist in SAP support, you’ll work to develop software solutions for whatever business customers you have and provide guidance for customer issues.

Average yearly income: $85,207 (ZipRecruiter)

15. Chief Diversity Officer

As a chief diversity officer, your job is to use interpersonal skills to promote collaboration and easier business relationships.

Because of this role, most chief diversity officers are allowed to dress however they want so that they’re more approachable and able to express themself.

This is a difficult job since a lot of it is focused on peacekeeping; however, CDOs come from a wide range of backgrounds such as potential careers with a psychology degree or even biochemistry degrees.

Average yearly income: $92,000 (Zippia)

14. Senior Data Analyst

This is the first of many senior positions on this list!

Most senior positions are lucky enough to dress how they please since they’ve shown through skill or commitment to the company that their job isn’t affected by how they dress.

As a senior data analyst, you’ll work in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data so you can report your findings to help other departments of the company make informed decisions.

Average yearly income: $96,817 (Glassdoor) 

13. Tattoo Artist

Tattoo artists are highly skilled creatives who get to spend their time making permanent art on people’s skin.

Because of the amount of mobility needed to be able to tattoo the different parts of people and the alternative-adjacent lifestyle that’s expected for tattoo artists, you can dress however you want for this job!

Dressing more alternatively may even help your chances of scoring clients.

Average yearly income: $99,956 (ZipRecruiter)

12. Art Director

Working as an art director takes a keen eye for form and design and a high-level analytical mind.

Because of this, most companies don’t require someone in this role to adhere to the same dress code as the rest of their employees.

Instead, art directors have to focus on deciding on the visual style and use of images in everything from movies to magazines: creativity is key in this role.

Average yearly income: $102,197 (Salary.com)

11. Lead Network Engineer

Lead network engineers oversee entire teams, working as a supervisor overbuilding net configurations and connections.

Considering this is a supervising role and the fact that they work with most employees and not clients, people who have this job are free to dress in any way comfortable to them.

Average yearly income: $106,426 (Salary.com)

10. Software Developers

This is a job that has almost no face-to-face interaction with clients and requires 40 hours in front of a computer every single week.

Therefore, whether you freelance or you work for a company, there’s no need for a dress code.

Working as a software developer, you help companies create the interface they or their customers will be using, test it for flaws, and ensure a great product goes out.

Average yearly income: $107,510 (USNews)

9. Senior Creative in Advertising

Like most creative roles in the world: this one doesn’t require a dress code because most companies view you as a specialist.

As a senior creative in advertising, you’ll work as the creative director for a company’s advertisements.

This can be from television commercials, movie trailers, or print ads. This industry is expected to grow at least 10% in the next nine years: so it’s a great business to get into early.

Average yearly income: $108,668 (Zippia)

8. Technical Leads

Many supervising jobs don’t require a dress code like lower roles do. Technical leads oversee teams of personnel at software or technology companies.

You can lead software development or troubleshoot technical issues, helping your team to focus on getting a great product out.

Technical leads have far more to focus on than their clothes and can wear what they please with most businesses.

Average yearly income: $110,815 (ZipRecruiter)

7. Senior Business Partner

If you’re the partner of a business, you get to make your own rules about how the company is run and what employees can wear.

This means the only dress code that exists would be one you created. In this role, you’ll oversee the business’s operations, ensure that any problems are solved, and make the guidelines for hiring and profit expectations.

Average yearly income: $117,463 (Glassdoor) 

6. Senior Architect

Working at a drafting table requires an amount of flexibility that can’t be gained in most dress shirts and slacks.

Most architects aren’t beholden to a dress code.

As a senior architect, you will be the eye that reviews site designs and building plans to ensure they comply with quality standards and are aesthetically pleasing.

Average yearly income: $123,240 (Indeed) 

5. Lead User Experience Researcher

Not only is this role one where you’ll have to hire and train other employees, but it’s also one where you’ll oversee the testing and benchmark studies of user behavior.

Because you’re in a supervising position, you’re freer to dress how you want than other employees.

This job requires an eye for detail, so it’s good if all of your attention isn’t on what you wear.

Average yearly income: $143,189 (Glassdoor) 

4. Senior Product Manager

Overseeing the product managers in your company is no small feat.

Working to incorporate customer feedback, you help create a long-term vision and goals for your teams while making sure that employees stick to their metrics.

A role this high up allows you to wear what you want; most companies require no dress code to work this job.

Average yearly income: $145,151 (Builtin)

3. Senior Product Marketing Manager

This is a role where you can show up in gym clothes as long as you do your job well: you’re a major asset to the company you work for.

Senior product marketing managers optimize their business’s marketing strategies and ensure that they’ll increase not only the market share but the competitiveness against other companies.

You’ll work to look over current trends, create marketing strategies and review them to ensure consumers are satisfied.

Average yearly income: $147,947 (Glassdoor) 

2. VP of Data Management

As the technical owner of the operational data and business intelligence, you’re free to wear what you want because you’re a big reason the company will succeed or fail.

You’re a key contributor and aid in generating creative thoughts and inventive business strategies.

As the VP of Data Management, you will be tasked with all functional design for data management; companies will allow you to wear whatever you want.

Average yearly income: $165,732 (Glassdoor) 

1. Financial Director

If you score this role, you won’t be beholden to what others think is proper clothing because you’ll be making major decisions that will change the outcome of your company and others adjacent to it.

A finance director is on the senior executive team and manages a company’s financial health and growth.

The main goal of this employee is to maximize profits and ensure that finance and accounting operations are going smoothly.

Average yearly income: $177,924 (Salary.com) 

Wrapping Up

Although the adage is that you should ‘dress for the job you want: that’s not necessary anymore.

Instead, consider aiming for one of these roles, and you may be able to grab yourself a fantastic job without the need to dress up for it.

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About the Author

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Erin is a business teacher and mother of three. When she’s not in the classroom or fulfilling her obligations as an A+ hockey and lacrosse mom, she’s working on her latest article.