Despite hefty salaries, these jobs require tolerating mess, chaos, and danger. Want to earn more money? If you can handle the tradeoffs, these jobs might be for you.
Crab Boat Captain
People love to enjoy freshly caught crab, but ever think about who helped get that crab to your plate? The people who drive the boats for the crab fisherman can pocket $200,000 a year. Rough waters, frigid temperatures, and howling winds can make for a tense work environment, but you could benefit if you are willing to brave the elements.
Getting Amazon deliveries quickly is thanks to big-rig truck drivers. These drivers move goods across the country, ensuring consumers and producers alike get what they need. However, long hours and substantial time away from family can take a toll. Earning six figures might be worth the tradeoffs.
If odors and mess don’t bother you, collecting trash can be a lucrative job. Garbage collectors can earn a sizable income to keep our streets and neighborhoods tidy. Bonus, little ones wave to you as you work!
Heights and tight spaces are part of this job. If claustrophobia is not your issue, fixing and repairing the boxes we ride up and down could pay handsomely.
Plumbing is a modern marvel, but when it doesn’t work as it should, plumbers certainly earn their high salaries. With the potential to earn $200,000 this job repairs, replaces, and installs the system that keeps toilets and showers working as they should.
Oil Rig Worker
Oil is still an essential commodity in society and those that work to get it out of the ground can earn serious dollars. Workplace injuries and long periods away from family and friends are serious considerations, but saving money could be easier, too, with those long periods away from civilization.
Hazardous Material Remover
If asbestos, lead, and radioactive materials don’t send you running, this job might be for you. A hazmat suit is required, and the potential risks of exposure to powerful agents are constant. However, with those risks could come a reward in the form of a six-figure income.
Portable Toilet Cleaner
Manually disposing of human waste, cleaning, and disinfecting the temporary toilets typically set up at festivals and outdoor events is not for the faint of heart. If the odor and Eck factor don’t make your stomach flip, this could earn you over $135,000 a year.
Death Row Executioner
Death is a requirement of this job, but it could earn a sizable income if done well. However, this profession can lead to existential questions of justice, the value of a human life, and potentially life-long guilt.
Hunters know the value of urine. Urine farmers harvest urine from animals to create lures for hunting. Obviously, this job involves animal excrement, but it can put upwards of $300,000 in your bank account annually.
Chopping, slicing, and processing meat all day could churn your stomach. However, if you can literally stomach the job, becoming a master butcher could earn plenty for many filet mignon dinners.
If feet gross you out, save yourself the education needed to diagnose and treat all the health issues surrounding feet. But, if you enjoy ensuring that these lower extremities are in tip-top form, your salary will reflect it.
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