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Number 9. Crab fisherman Up to $200,000 Tolerating the miserable work of capturing crab through terrifying squalls for five figures per month was popularized by Discovery Channel’s reality series The Deadliest Catch. Even negotiating the dynamic between the personalities onboard seems treacherous enough to think twice.

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But in recent years, changing safety regulations have made fishing for Dungeness crab more doable. There is also an after-season for other kinds of crab, as well as fish.

All said and done, you can still clear $200,000 a year after a few years’ experience.

The grunt work is working your way up because there is no school for crab fishing. You have to find a crew you trust and respect to show you the ropes when you start as a deckhand. And you’ll be away from home and leave your loved ones behind to worry. The great is having a nontraditional career and six figures to roll hard on your few days on land.

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