Deadliest Jobs

Police officers and firefighters are everyday heroes, but it may be time to recognize farmers and fishermen, as well. The Daily Beast once again examines the figures to find out the riskiest jobs in America.

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1, Fisherman


Fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers: 200
Injuries per 100,000 full-time workers: 800
2009 Average annual employment: 6,700
Average salary: $22,160

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2, Firefighter


Fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers: 4.4
Injuries per 100,000 full-time workers: 11,600
2009 Average annual employment: 234,000
Average salary: $47,760

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3, Airplane pilot


Fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers: 57.1
Injuries per 100,000 full-time workers: 8,800
2009 Average annual employment: 431,700
Average salary: $53,990

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4, Police officer


Fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers: 13.1
Injuries per 100,000 full-time workers: 11,700
2009 Average annual employment: 443,200
Average salary: $55,400

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5, Logger


Fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers: 56.1
Injuries per 100,000 full-time workers: 4,200
2009 Average annual employment: 52,500
Average salary: $35,360

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6, Roofer


Fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers: 34.7
Injuries per 100,000 full-time workers: 5,300
2009 Average annual employment: 179,500
Average salary: $41,200

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7, Sanitation worker


Fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers: 25.2
Injuries per 100,000 full-time workers: 6,200
2009 Average annual employment: 139,600
Average salary: $37,830

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8, Bus driver or public transportation operator


Fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers: 5.3
Injuries per 100,000 full-time workers: 7,600
2009 Average annual employment: 41,700
Average salary: $34,820

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9, Animal Farmer


Fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers: 14.9
Injuries per 100,000 full-time workers: 6,700
2009 Average annual employment: 164,200
Average salary: $24,930

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10, Grain Farmer


Fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers: 30.6
Injuries per 100,000 full-time workers: 4,700
2009 Average annual employment: 414,200
Average salary: $24,930

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11, Courier or messenger


Fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers: 4.6
Injuries per 100,000 full-time workers: 6,800
2009 Average annual employment: 560,000
Average salary: $39,940

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12, Industrial machinery repairman


Fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers: 18.5
Injuries per 100,000 full-time workers: 5,300
2009 Average annual employment: 189,100
Average salary: $42,220

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13, Athlete or entertainer


Fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers: 6.1
Injuries per 100,000 full-time workers: 6,300
2009 Average annual employment: 415,400
Average salary: $44,790

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14, Warehouse operator


Fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers: 5.1
Injuries per 100,000 full-time workers: 5,800
2009 Average annual employment: 557,900
Average salary: $34,910

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15, Truck driver


Fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers: 18.3
Injuries per 100,000 full-time workers: 4,700
2009 Average annual employment: 929,200
Average salary: $40,860

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16, Landscaper


Fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers: 15.6
Injuries per 100,000 full-time workers: 4,700
2009 Average annual employment: 648,700
Average salary: $29,430

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17, Carpenter


Fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers: 7.4
Injuries per 100,000 full-time workers: 5,700
2009 Average annual employment: 142,500
Average salary: $42,750

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18, Structural iron and steel worker


Fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers: 30.3
Injuries per 100,000 full-time workers: 3,100
2009 Average annual employment: 92,200
Average salary: $49,020

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19, Construction worker


Fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers: 18.3
Injuries per 100,000 full-time workers: 4,200
2009 Average annual employment: 6,700,500
Average salary: $46,500

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20, Cement manufacturer


Fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers: 5.5
Injuries per 100,000 full-time workers: 5,000
2009 Average annual employment: 429,000
Average salary: $39,010