Happiness is not measured by salary

IF YOU are really focussed on earning as much as possible, take note - a huge salary may not be all it's cracked up to be.

A study from psychometric testing company Onetest found there's a sweet spot for your earnings and its how your income relates to your happiness.

Once you break the $150,000 mark (and let's be honest, that's probably not really a concern for most of us, unfortunately), your satisfaction with your life starts to decline.

According to the research, your best bet is an income between $75,000 and $99,000 equating to an 82% satisfaction rating.

While that's not a massive income in and of itself, when compared to the recently released 2011 Census data, even the lower end of that scale is considerably more than many of use take home each week.

The median weekly household income in Queensland, according to the Census statistics, was slightly more than $1200, or around $62,000 annually.

Take that figure with a grain of salt though - anyone reporting zero weekly income drags the median down considerably.