Riskiest Jobs in America

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Fishermen have the most dangerous job in America. The death rate for this occupation is 116 deaths per 100,000 people. It is estimated that 29 fishermen died while working in 2010. The median pay for this profession is $27,800 per year.

Loggers have the second-most dangerous job in America. The death rate for this occupation is 92 deaths per 100,000 people. It is estimated that 29 loggers died on the job in 2010. The median salary for this profession is $34,000 annually.

Quarry/explosive workers and derrick operators make an average of $40,600 per year. They also have the third-most dangerous job in America. It is estimated that 17 people in this profession died on the job in 2010. The death rate is 64 deaths per 100,000 workers.

Crop workers have the fourth-most dangerous profession in America. It is estimated that 102 crop workers died in 2010. The death rate is 32 deaths per 100,000 people. The median salary is $23,900 per year.

Source: BecomeCareer.com

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