5. Oil Well Driller – $101,000
There are two types of oil wells, land based and ocean based. Both off shore and on shore oil well drillers face uncertain weather conditions and long, hard working hours pumping oil from the ground. The shifts are usually 12 hours long for 7 to 14 days. The driller is in charge of a team who is running an oil rig and the driller monitors safety hazards.