If you only had 2 options to decide the kind of career you do, would you choose a risky job that pay big bucks or choose a safe job that average pay? Everybody’s answer is different to this question. Some would choose to get more cash, while others would prefer stay safe.
However, in this competitive world, that is not usually the case nowadays. There are risky jobs with very low wages, and unemployed people would still be glad to take them as they need to make a living and pay for bills for families, such as, roofing contractors and fishermen.
No doubt that no career is worth dying for, but some jobs compensate the risk with high six figure wages. Even though the chance of fatality is not high but it is still higher than normal office sitting jobs.
Let’s find out what the 3 risky jobs that pay you big money are by continuing to read below.
1. Airline Pilot
Annual fatalities: 4
We all say flying is safer than driving, but if any emergencies and incidents occur, it is actually a much bigger deal than most incidents in other jobs. What is more, how an airline pilot reacts to an emergency can crucially jeopardize all passengers and crew’s lives. The most common injury to pilots is back strain.
Another advantage of pilot is that you can head straight to flight school and save the cost of college. But most airlines still prefer a degree holder. Competition can be fierce for some airlines, and in some circumstances, you also have to clock your flight hours necessary to apply for a pilot job. If you rack up enough experience and airborne hours, your wages can roar up to $200,000 or more annually. Surprisingly, if you land an offer at a freight company like FedEx and UPS, you will live a happy and easy life, because they normally pay their captains at least $212,000 and $233,000 a year, respectively. One of bonus of being a captain in a freight company is that you don’t have to deal with whiny passengers.
2. Professional Athlete
Annual fatalities: 14
When you have to train and exercise on a daily basis to compete with other world’s most talented athletes, your body is bound to run down a little bit. Over half of the injuries recorded are sprains, strains and tears. But what would ever get worse when you get to play your favorite game for living?
Athletes in Olympics and Superbowl can get paid 8 figures annually. Even pro athletes including minor leaguers can get more than $5,000 paychecks every year. However, a down side that athletic careers offer is little stability, and athletes are often short-lived.
Annual fatalities: 130
The fatality rate of police profession is the highest, and it is up to 18.6 per 100,000 workers, according to Exhibit A.
The dramas that people think police do is exaggerated on television, and in real life it is not everything police do, but real-life police is a truly risky business. The injuries reported by police officers are mainly sprains, strains and tears, but their wages higher than average wage make the job worth some little wear.