10 Most Stressful Jobs In The U.S.

Most stressful jobs: military service

Stress on the job has many sources. You may have a demanding boss or clients to please, work odd hours, or the duties themselves may occasionally put your health and well-being at risk.

In fact, consistently putting oneself in the line of fire -- literally or figuratively -- is characteristic of the most stressful jobs in the U.S., according to a new survey by CareerCast.com.

The employment website recently examined more than 200 different professions to determine which jobs offer the most (and least) stress, and the results below may surprise you. Some of the jobs pay modestly -- under $30,000 a year -- but others tip into six figures, suggesting that taking on more stress does at times have its rewards.

Take a look, and then let us know: Which do you think is the most stressful job in America?

10 Most Stressful Jobs of 2013

  1. Police Officer
    Median Annual Salary: $55,010

  2. Taxi Driver
    Median Annual Salary: $22,040

  3. Newspaper Reporter
    Median Annual Salary: $36,000

  4. Photojournalist
    Median Annual Salary: $29,130

  5. Senior Corporate Executive
    Median Annual Salary: $101,250

  6. Public Relations Executive
    Median Annual Salary: $57,550

  7. Commercial Airline Pilot
    Median Annual Salary: $92,060

  8. Firefighter
    Median Annual Salary: $42,250

  9. Military General
    Median Annual Salary: $196,300

  10. Enlisted Military Personnel
    Median Annual Salary: $41,998
    (rank: E-7, 8 years experience.)

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Teachers, nurses, psychiatrists/psychologists should all be there along with the underpaid overworked firefighters, police and military.

January 08 2013 at 3:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I cannot believe that teachers did not make this list. We regularly deal with people that most people want nothing to do with (teenagers), work 60+ hours per week for 40 hours pay, and constantly have people demanding that we do more and do better. Not to mention that we have the stress of knowing that NO ONE would be where they are without a good teacher to give them the foundation to build the life they want...

January 08 2013 at 3:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Nurses not in the top 10 stressful?

January 07 2013 at 8:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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