Average annual income: $35,580
It should come as no surprise that soldiers have the most stressful job. These are the men and women out on the front lines of war every day.
“They’re walking on roads with (improvised explosive devices) buried all around them,” Lee said, not to mention the hostile conditions of locals who don’t always want foreign soldiers on their soil. “In a war zone, it doesn’t get much more stressful than that,” he said.
Plus, unlike most of the other professions on the list, these men and women don’t get to go home every night to their families. Their shifts never end. “When you’re a soldier, you’re always on, even when you’re off,” Lee said.