Average Salary: $40,630
Average work-related fatalities: 83
This next dangerous job is one that is necessary to modern living, but nonetheless dangerous. Whether the roof is thatched or made of asphalt, roofers have a dangerous job to do.
There are several reasons why roofers make the list as one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. For one roofers often work when it is warm out. The exposure to the heat can lead to heat exhaustion or skin cancer. The job also requires lifting heave materials all day long. This can lead to joint issues, back problems, or even heart attacks and strokes.