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Gravediggers earn $30,700 a year—here's how much other creepy jobs pay 

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As Halloween rolls around, workers across the country will be bringing fall-themed treats into the office, participating in company costume contests and indulging their creepiest sensibilities with scary movies.

But for some, spooky isn't seasonal. CNBC Make It took a look at some of the spookiest professions on job site PayScale and found that there are lots of opportunities for those interested in all things eerie, frightening and mysterious:

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Butcher

Job description: Butchers slaughter animals and prepare meat.
Median pay: $31,100
Education level needed: High school

Cemetery manager

Job description: Cemetery managers oversee the maintenance and administration of burial grounds and graveyards.
Median pay: $45,900
Education level needed: High school

Coroner

Job description: Coroners investigate the manner or cause of a death of deceased people.
Median pay: $49,700
Education level needed: High school

Exterminator

Job description: Exterminators use chemical solutions, powders, gases and other methods to eliminate and prevent pests.
Median pay: $34,500
Education level needed: High school

Forensic scientist

Job description: Forensic scientists investigate deaths and injuries as part of a wider criminal investigation. This can include collecting evidence from crime scenes and conducting DNA examinations.
Median pay: $54,100
Education level needed: Bachelor's degree

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Funeral director/mortician

Job description: Funeral directors, otherwise known as morticians, deal with the logistical and business aspects of a funeral, including embalming and cremating dead bodies.
Median pay: $46,600
Education level needed: Associate degree and/or bachelor's degree

Gravedigger

Job description: Gravediggers dig graves for the dead.
Median pay: $30,700
Education level needed: High school

Hazardous waste shipper

Job description: Hazardous waste professionals handle toxic and unsafe substances and maintain their proper disposal.
Median pay: $42,100
Education level needed: High school

Phlebotomist

Job description: Phlebotomists collect, test and deliver blood samples.
Median pay: $31,200
Education level needed: Certificate

Sewage plant operator

Job description: Sewage plant operators manage waste sites and toxic chemicals.
Median pay: $42,300
Education level needed: High school

Taxidermist

Job description: Taxidermists preserve or prepare dead animals for a range of purposes including research and medical.
Median pay: $35,900
Education level needed: High school

Forensic scientist was the job that paid the most on PayScale's list with workers reporting a median annual salary of $54,100. Forensic scientists out-earned their creepy counterparts in part because workers need at least a bachelor's degree in order to enter this field.

Morticians are also often required to have a college degree of some kind, and phlebotomists often must earn a certificate.

The remaining jobs on PayScale's list did not require education beyond high school, which is reflected in their relatively low salaries. For instance, workers can make about $30,000 a year as a butcher or gravedigger, but earning a degree may help them break into a career with a higher earning potential.

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