3. Commercial Airline Pilot
Median Salary: $103,158
Sure, it may seem like soaring through the clouds and traveling the globe, but the airline industry has been devastated by cost-cutting efforts, which means on top of passenger safety, terrorism, and bad weather, many pilots now face lower salaries and budget pressures.
"Maybe they're sitting on a tarmac too long and burning fuel, or the weather forces them to go out of their way and all of that is going to cost more - they now have many more concerns than just safely flying a plane," Lee said.