The Ten Highest-Paying Dirty Jobs Done by Natalia Mal’tseva and Anastasia Pockachailo
1. Garbage Collector 1. Garbage Collector People sometimes fail to realize that garbage men earn money from the trash that we throw away as waste. Even though it is a thankless job, sanitation workers spend long hours making sure that our streets are not overflowed with rotting, decomposed matter and dirty, stinky garbage. A garbage collector can earn up to $40,000 to $60,000 even if it requires someone to visit every garbage bin and dumpster in the city.
3.Oil Rig Personnel 3.Oil Rig Personnel It is very much difficult to be in an offshore oil platform in the middle of nowhere especially when you are doing a very difficult and dangerous job. You are literally on a cramped space where oil can literally rain down on you on a very good day. A daily 12-hour grind can even become more difficult with all the mechanical failures that you need to fix, much like what’s being done in auto technician jobs. Despite the strenuous and back-breaking work, an oil rig personnel can rake in over $40,000 in annual pay.
4. Toilet Cleaner 4. Toilet Cleaner It is just like you are in a battlefield where it seems there is no end to it because cleaning public toilet is encountering your worst nightmare – grime, dirt, urine, and excrement. Every day, people use portable toilets to relieve themselves and toilet cleaners have to keep these public facilities spick and span day in and day out. Despite the never-ending challenges, these tireless workers earn $50,000 a year.
5. Crab Fisherman 5. Crab Fisherman Immortalized in the hit reality TV series “The Deadliest Catch,” crab fishermen comb the freezing and dangerous Alaskan sea in the hunt for crabs despite the inherent dangers of getting entangled by the crab-catching nets or thrown to the sea by the strong tidal surges and violent storms. Nevertheless, a good catch of crabs is a blessing to a crab fisherman as he can cash in about $60,000 enough to provide the needs of the family back home.
6. Sewer Inspector 6. Sewer Inspector Under bowels of the busy city are people who make sure our sewers won’t flood the streets with the stink of sewage. A sewage inspector will always have the company of cockroaches, rats, and decomposing matter inside the dark and dingy sewage tunnels. After dealing with the clogged drainage systems and overcoming the stench, they can earn over $60,000 a year.
8.Embalmer Getting up close and personal with a dead person is a specialization that embalmers do well. Though making sure that a dead person looks good for the funeral is not that dangerous, getting exposed to toxic cleaning chemicals and the possible diseases that a dead body may bring is. Along with morticians and mortuary workers, can have a hefty income of $41,000.