It’s a dirty job but someone’s got to do it. That was the longtime aphorism of our society but these days, you can make a pretty penny getting some grime on your hands and knees. Sure, it’s not the most attractive work but once you see the paycheck on some of these professions, you’ll quit your comfy day job tomorrow.
BEST DIRTY JOBS: SEWER INSPECTOR
You’re probably thinking that there’s no amount of money that makes inspecting sewers worth it. Are you sure about that? How does $60,000 a year sound? On a side note, think about the job in itself. You are an essential member of society and your work keeps our water and cities clean. You are not some mindless drone punching numbers into a robot.
BEST DIRTY JOBS: CRAB FISHERMAN
Not only are you freezing your butt off in the unforgiving Bering sea, but being a crab fisherman means you risk your life every single day. This job consistently ranks as the deadliest job in the world. Thankfully, it pays that way too. For just a few short months every year, crab fishermen rake in an average of $60,000. Of course, that number increases if the boat yields more crab.
BEST DIRTY JOBS: EMBALMERS
Do you wish your coworkers would just shut up sometimes? If so, then an embalmer is the perfect job for you. Sure, you have to work around some dead people and clean them up for their funeral but it’s really not that bad. Actually, the details of the job go a lot deeper than that and it’s really not something that we want to get into right now. All you need to know is that you can take home $41,000 a year on average for this job.
BEST DIRTY JOBS: PLUMBER
Plumbers make about $47,000 a year. Not bad for someone who just jumps around, eating mushrooms and saving princesses. Oh wait, it’s not that kind of plumber. Still, though, plumbers are one of those jobs that never goes out of style. Until Elon Musk invents some A.I. Mario, your job is safe.
BEST DIRTY JOBS: CRIME SCENE CLEANER
There are so many C.S.I-related shows out there in the world but they all miss one aspect of the job. Who cleans up after crime scenes? It can be you if you want. If you don’t get queasy, then cleaning up all those bone bits and blood pools should be a piece of cake. Plus, you make about $75,000 a year for doing it.