The 11 Most Dangerous Jobs Around The World

The 11 Most Dangerous Jobs Around The World

-Snake Milker

These people spend their day in milking the snake or extracting poison in a plastic container. The snake venom is used in pharmaceutical industry to make anti-venom. Though many precautions are taken, it is a highly dangerous job.

Average annual salary: $30,000

-Construction Worker

Though many safety types of equipment are used, this job still makes you deal with lethal tools and requires you to carry heavy materials and work at jaw-dropping heights. Another danger comes from steel beams or walls collapsing on workers.

Average annual salary: $31,000 to $70,000

-Courier Delivery

Now, this is something you might not be expecting on this list. But think of it, they have to drive at a fast speed to deliver a pizza in a short while and have to face a lot of heat from people who receive their parcels in a long mood. Further, Couriers are often robbed, mugged, or the victims of other crimes.

Average annual salary: $27,000 to $35,000

-Bull Rider

This job became popular in the late ’90s when the promise of big cash for an 8-second ride spread around. In reality, the payout may not be worth the consequences. Some numbers show that a bull rider gets one significant injury for every 15 rides, from concussion and fractures to broken bones.

Average annual salary: $107,000

-Mountain Guide

This job comes with way too many responsibilities, first and foremost of trying out the dangerous trek all by yourself and then being responsible for all the people will take with you.

Average annual salary: $70,000

-Microchip Manufacturer

Prima-facie it may not come across as a dangerous job, but since a number of hazardous chemicals like arsenic are used to produce computer chips, it becomes dangerous for long-term. While microchips do not bring an immediate fatal outcome, the long-term effects include miscarriage, birth defects, respiratory diseases, and cancer.

Average annual salary: $61,000

-War Correspondent

Do we need to write why it is dangerous? The danger list contains kidnapping, torture, and death. When you are in the middle of the action, you are not marked as a journalist but as an enemy.

Average annual salary: $36,000

-Oil Rigger

Well, oil rigger works with one of the most combustible substances in the world. Fire and oil explosions, drowning, and having a certain body part sucked into the machinery is on the danger list for causes of death.

Average annual salary: $70,000 to $140,000

-Crocodile Wrestler

The name itself gives you a clue of why it is dangerous. Need we say more? Crocodile wrestlers risk their lives by putting their body parts between crocodile’s jaws, playing with their tails, and doing all sorts of crazy things.

Average annual salary: Not known, but approximately $8/hr


People are 20 times more likely to die in this job than others. You have to deal with heavy machinery on a daily basis. As a result, most deaths occur due to equipment failure and trees falling on workers.

Average annual salary: $36,000 to $41,000


No, it is neither peaceful nor meditative. Owing to unexpected bad weather conditions, defective gear, and incidents related to transportation, this field has one of the highest fatality rates.

Average annual salary: $30,000

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