Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs

1. Logging workers

  • Fatal injuries per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers: 97.6
  • Total fatal injuries: 74
  • Most common fatal accidents: Contact with objects and equipment
  • Total non-fatal injuries: 1,040
  • Median annual wage: $40,650
  • Number of workers: 53,600

2. Fishers & Related fishing workers

  • Fatal injuries per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers: 77.4
  • Total fatal injuries: 30
  • Most common fatal accidents: Transportation incidents
  • Total non-fatal injuries: N/A
  • Median annual wage: $28,310
  • Number of workers: 520

3. Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

  • Fatal injuries per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers: 58.9
  • Total fatal injuries: 70
  • Most common fatal accidents: Transportation incidents
  • Total non-fatal injuries: 490
  • Median annual wage: $137,330
  • Number of workers: 84,070

4. Roofers

  • Fatal injuries per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers: 51.5
  • Total fatal injuries: 96
  • Most common fatal accidents: falls, slips, and trips
  • Total non-fatal injuries: 2,060
  • Median annual wage: $39,970
  • Number of workers: 160,600

5. Refuse & Recyclable materials collectors

  • Fatal injuries per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers: 44.3
  • Total fatal injuries: 37
  • Most common fatal accidents: Transportation incidents
  • Total non-fatal injuries: 1,490
  • Median annual wage: $36,190
  • Number of workers: 115,130

6. Driver/Sales workers & truck drivers

  • Fatal injuries per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers: 26
  • Total fatal injuries: 966
  • Most common fatal accidents: Transportation incidents
  • Total non-fatal injuries: 78,520
  • Median annual wage: $24,700
  • Number of workers: 414,860

7. Farmers, ranchers & other agricultural workers

  • Fatal injuries per full-time equivalent 100,000 workers: 24.7
  • Total fatal injuries: 257
  • Most common fatal accidents: transportation incidents
  • Total non-fatal injuries: 280
  • Median annual wage: $24,620
  • Number of workers: 876,300

8. Structural Iron & Steel workers

  • Fatal injuries per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers: 23.6
  • Total injuries: 15
  • Most common fatal accidents: Falls, slips, trips
  • Total non-fatal injuries: 800
  • Median annual wage: $52,770
  • Number of workers: 98,600

9. First-line supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers

  • Fatal injuries per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers: 21
  • Total fatal injuries: 144
  • Most common fatal accidents: transportation incidents
  • Total non-fatal injuries: 5,390
  • Median annual wage: $65,230
  • Number of workers: 598,210

10. First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, & groundskeeping workers

  • Fatal injuries per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers: 20.2
  • Total fatal injuries: 142
  • Most common fatal accidents: transportation incidents
  • Total non-fatal injuries: 1,990
  • Median annual wage: $47,030
  • Number of workers: 100,320

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