The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs In The United States
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s, in 2014, a shocking 4,679 people died due to occupational injuries. While the majority of these jobs fall into a category of more risky, some are often mundane. When we explored these occupations, we believed that considering the risk, these positions would offer a higher salary, only to find out, many only pay the median annual wage. With that being said, would you risk your life for a below or average salary? Take a look below at the top 10 jobs that you should (probably) avoid.
10. Logging Workers
Fatality rate – 109.5 per 100,000 workers
Average annual salary – $35,160
Considering these workers spend the majority of their time outside working with heavy machinery and large trees, it makes sense that the risk of this job is high. Adding to this, often these workers are working in poor weather conditions and even high altitudes.