Average Salary: $119,360
Average work-related fatalities: 82
Pilots have a dangerous job. To be fair, most pilots make well over six figures. This fact makes them the best compensated dangerous job on this list.
Pilots face more dangers in recent years than ever before. Typically, pilots face dangers like engine failure or other mechanical issues that can cause a plane to crash. In the current climate, pilots face being shot down or overpowered by terrorists.