6 Dangerous Jobs That Pay Extremely Well


Commercial Fisherman - $58,000 a year

Pay rates for commercial fisherman varies greatly depending upon a fisher’s experience, whether or not they are self employed and how much of a profit their ship makes each year. The BLS notes that fisherman can make an average of $58,000 a year, however a 2012 CNN report on Alaskan King Crab fishing noted the increase in crab market value from $3 per pound up to $7 per pound. While there may be a bit of glory in calling yourself a commercial fisherman, the risks of the job can be fatal.