• Overall Health
  • Hazardous
  • Risk of Infection
  • Risk of Injury
  • Joints and Muscular Issues
  • Posture
  • Sensory Damage
  • Fitness
  • Sun Damage
  • Lenstore

    Methodology

    Jobs shown have been selected for popularity and diversity from a master list of 968 jobs. For each health category, the metrics assigned to the category have been individually scored out of 100 for the master list, and a final index for that category out of 100 created from an average of these metrics.

    From there, the selected jobs have been ranked according to their position in that master list, and their score for that category reflects their scoring in the master list, rather than in comparison with the shorter selected list.

    The scores shown refer to a total score out of 100, where the lower the score, the safer the position is from that health risk.

    For Overall Health, the Safety Scores of all individual categories were combined into a single average and used to rank the jobs.

    Category A

    • Never

      0

    • Once a year or more but not every month

      25

    • Once a month or more but not every week

      50

    • Once a week or more but not every day

      100

    • Every day

      100

    • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
    • Exposed to Contaminants
    • Exposed to Disease or Infections
    • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions
    • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment
    • Exposed to High Places
    • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings
    • Exposed to Radiation
    • Exposed to Whole Body Vibration
    • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting
    • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment
    • In an Open Vehicle or Equipment
    • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled
    • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled
    • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather
    • Outdoors, Under Cover
    • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures
    • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets
    • Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits, or Radiation Protection
    • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable

    Category B

    • Never

      0

    • Less than half the time

      25

    • About half the time

      50

    • More than half the time

      100

    • Continually or almost continually

      100

    • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body
    • Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles
    • Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance
    • Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling
    • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions
    • Spend Time Sitting
    • Spend Time Standing
    • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls
    • Spend Time Walking and Running

    Category C

    • I don't work near other people (beyond 100 ft.)

      0

    • I work with others but not closely (e.g. private office)

      25

    • Slightly close (e.g. shared office)

      50

    • Moderately close (at arm's length)

      100

    • Very close (near touching)

      100

    • Physical Proximity

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Job Title

Rank

Salary

Exposed to Disease or Infections

Physical Proximity

Accountants

1

£29,177

1

39

IT Managers

2

£39,924

1

41

Web Developers

3

£25,394

1

44

Welders

4

£25,128

1

46

Lawyers

5

£46,792

14

34

Marketing Managers

6

£33,490

2

47

Physicists

7

£35,043

5

47

Architects

8

£33,752

2

53

Power Plant Operators

9

£29,329

6

51

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

10

£34,500

19

39

Logistics Analysts

11

£29,708

7

51

Biologists

12

£25,373

8

51

Car Mechanics

13

£22,981

8

53

Postal Service Mail Carriers

14

£23,500

8

57

Mechanical Engineers

15

£31,189

7

58

Agricultural Technicians

16

£23,400

15

56

Insurance Sales Agents

17

£25,662

10

61

Pest Control Workers

18

£19,779

26

47

Medical Scientists

19

£32,500

33

43

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

20

£24,016

27

50

Builders

21

£26,103

10

73

Baristas

22

£16,332

8

75

Forest and Conservation Workers

23

£24,400

17

67

Electricians

24

£28,898

11

75

Secondary School Teachers

25

£29,005

17

70

Retail Salespersons

26

£21,885

19

69

Riggers

27

£33,100

0

87

Social Workers

28

£29,525

37

56

Chefs and Head Cooks

29

£27,749

15

81

Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

30

£18,430

22

83

Commercial Pilots

31

£58,204

25

81

Clinical Psychologists

32

£33,491

57

62

Dancers

33

£44,710

21

98

Police Patrol Officers

34

£30,146

61

73

Immigration and Customs Inspectors

35

£24,030

63

80

Pharmacists

36

£35,705

76

72

Barbers

37

£18,434

59

95

Optometrists

38

£36,830

75

90

Firefighters

39

£29,611

77

89

Physical Therapists

40

£28,003

67

100

Flight Attendants

41

£18,078

77

96

Veterinarians

42

£33,429

89

91

Surgeons

43

£72,939

86

97

Anaesthesiologists

44

£90,010

90

94

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

45

£25,806

89

97

General Practitioners

46

£49,605

100

91

Critical Care Nurses

47

£26,539

99

94

Dentists

48

£50,124

95

99

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