The 9 Deadliest Jobs in America Right Now

By March 12, 2018Other

You might think you’re dedicated to your job because you always turn up on time and never complain when it’s your turn to tidy up the staffroom.

However, some US workers actually put their lives at risk when they go to work every day. Now that’s serious dedication.

Recent figures released by the Bureau of Labour Statistics found that there are nine industries which are significantly more deadly than others.

You might presume that these dangerous roles come with an impressive salary. Sadly, that is not always the case.

Here are the 9 deadliest jobs in America and what they pay.

9. Fishing workers

Fatalities in 2016: 24

Fatal work injury rate: 86.0 per 100,000 workers

Average wage$30,740

8. Refuse collectors

Fatalities in 2016: 31

Fatal work injury rate: 34.1 per 100,000 workers

Average wage: $37,690

7. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

Fatalities in 2016: 75

Fatal work injury rate: 55.5 per 100,000 workers

Average wage: $86,260

6. Loggers

Fatalities in 2016: 91

Fatal work injury rate: 135.9 per 100,000 workers

Average wage:$38,880

Deadliest5. Roofers

Fatalities in 2016: 101

Fatal work injury rate: 48.6 per 100,000 workers

Average wage: $42,080

4. Construction workers

Fatalities in 2016: 134

Fatal work injury rate: 18.0 per 100,000 workers

Average wage: $37,890

3. Grounds maintenance workers

Fatalities in 2016: 217

Fatal work injury rate: 17.4 per 100,000 workers

Average wage: $28,010

2. Farmers

Fatalities in 2016: 260

Fatal work injury rate: 23.1 per 100,000 workers

Average wage: $27,810

1. Driving sales workers and truck drivers

Fatalities in 2016: 918

Fatal work injury rate: 24.7 per 100,000 workers

Average wage: $28,440/$34,790

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Author Alice Murray

Alice Murray is a Content Creator at Jobbio with a passion for Employer Branding and Graduate Culture. She's a keen traveller and a self-proclaimed lazy runner.

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