Stressful Jobs: Note To Self, Be An Audiologist

Stressful Jobs: Note To Self, Be An Audiologist
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The most stressful jobs, according to a study by, are those in which bullets may be zinging past the worker’s ear or they may find themselves in the middle of a fire.

Lowest paid stressful job

The most stressful job also has some of the lowest pay: enlisted military personnel have a median salary of $28,840.  While enlisted men may experience physical risk, military generals experience a different type of risk by putting the lives of others in their hands.  With a median salary of $196,300 they also receive higher compensation for their stress.  A Forbes article on the topic notes that military personal are not only exposed to physical risk, but also must travel frequently, do their work exposed to public scrutiny and are separated from their family for long periods of time.

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The stress firefighters experience brings this job in at number three on the list of most stressful jobs, but interestingly a police officer comes in at number nine on the list with a median salary of $55,270. Stressful jobs that are more stressful than police but less stressful than firefighter might seem odd. They include event coordinator, public relations executive, and newspaper reporter, among others.

Stress Level Job Salary
1 Enlisted Military Personnel  $          28,840
2 Military General  $        196,300
3 Firefighter  $          45,250
4 Airline Pilot;  $        114,200
5 Event Coordinator;  $        456,810