Yeah, handling human excrement seems like a terrible way to spend your day -- but it comes with a hefty paycheck. Take this quiz on high paying dirty jobs and find out if you might be ready for a career change.
Garbage collectors (avg. salary in U.S.: $43,000 per year) are also exposed to the added hazard of dodging drivers while they collect refuse.
Gastroenterologists (avg. salary between $250,000 and $400,000 per year) are doctors that deal with problems associated with digestion.
Workers on oil rigs (avg. starting salary $40,000) in the ocean are around such loud machinery that they're forced to use hand signals to communicate.
Portable toilet cleaners (avg. salary $50,000 per year) usually clean between 10 and 60 toilets each day.
Crab fishing (salary around $60,000 per year) is also the most dangerous job in the world.
Sewage divers (avg. salary $60,000) must swim through sewage and have been known to encounter rats, dead bodies and other unpleasant surprises.
Coal miners (avg. salary $64,000) are at risk for developing black lung, a condition from inhaling coal dust that can lead to emphysema
Embalmers (avg. salary $41,000) find the roots of their profession in the ancient Egyption practice of preserving bodies.
Plumbers (avg salary $47,000) didn't have much work until after 1829. That's the year that the Fremont hotel was opened, the first hotel in the United States with indoor plumbing.
Crime scene cleaners (avg salary about $75,000) have to deal with anything that needs cleaning up following a crime. This can include blood after a murder or anthrax after a contagion lab is busted.