While you might be bored with your 9-5 job that doesn’t pay all that well but allows you to basically sit at your desk and browse the Internet, know that you could have a much more exciting vocation. There are plenty of jobs out there that quite a few people could get if they really wanted them. These jobs pay very well because they are either quite stressful, quite dangerous or both. In fact, they pay well because they are quite dangerous and stressful. That means there are people who won’t do the job, or won’t do the job for very long. So if you’re looking for a job that will pay well and bring lots of excitement, check out our list of 10 stressful and dangerous jobs that pay well.
In order to be a submarine cook, you have to be able to cook for dozens of hungry sailors, knowing that if you run out of a certain product, it’s going to be a while before you can resupply. Add in the tight spaces and the fact that the cooks are hundreds of feet below the ocean’s surface. Because of the skill needed, as well as the inherent danger, cooks are considered personnel essential to the navy and can earn upwards of $175,000 a year.
An air traffic controller isn’t an especially dangerous job for the person doing it, though they do have thousands of lives in their hands every single day. These people literally have to juggle when a plane can land and when it can take off, as well as making sure the planes are not going to collide in the air. This level of stress means they’re paid quite well, with the average salary being more than $122,000 per year.