Alternative phrase to “highly paid job”

James: I make 10000 USD a month.
Alice: Wow, you have a highly paid job.

Is the phrase “highly paid job” correct?

I think yes, but also wish to ask the native speakers here.

I assume that “high paid job” is an incorrect alternative.


Basically yes, that phrase sounds fine, though I might hyphenate highly and paid:

You have a highly-paid job.

I might also paraphrase it to sounds slightly more natural (though this is subjective):

Wow, you’re highly paid!

“High paid job” is grammatically incorrect because “highly” needs to be an adverb to modify the verb “paid”.

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