11. Ranchers/Farmers/Farm Hands
Average Salary: Ranchers/Managers : $48,000-$95,000 Farm workers: $22,130
Average work-related fatalities: 270
Ranchers, farmers, and farm hands are living out the wild west dream. Handling cattle all day while on horseback or harvesting crops in the summer sun can be a rough life, though.
The environment typically associated with this lifestyle make it very dangerous. These type of jobs are primarily entail working outside. Besides the heatstroke and skin cancer factor, ranchers run the risk of being killed by animals, either in a stampede or in a rage.