6. Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters
Mean annual wage: $53,160
We start our list with workers whose job is to blow up buildings. While the job might seem pretty cool at first sight, these workers carry a great responsibility as they must maintain safety on construction sites. Knowledge about public security procedures, together with the ability to closely control operations are one of the main prerequisites for getting the job. The highest paying state for the occupation is Illinois with the mean annual wage of $70,070 while Wyoming has the greatest concentration of jobs.