NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- It's a dirty job, but somebody's gotta do it -- or, rather, dangerous.
A new report from job search portal CareerCast ranks the 10 most dangerous professions in the United States. And while some of the trades listed are rather obvious, others are not.
To generate its ranking, CareerCast focuses on two factors -- degree of hazards personally faced and degree of peril faced by others working alongside -- to define on-the-job danger. It has also taken into account injury tracking and work-related distressed statistics gathered from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor and U.S. Census.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the final count of fatal work injuries in the United States in 2013 was 4,585 -- the second-lowest annual total recorded since the census was first conducted in 1992.
Certain groups were affected disproportionately. Men accounted for 4,265 fatal occupational injuries, while women represented 319. Transportation incidents caused 1,865 deaths, violence and injury by people or animal caused 773, and falls, slips and trips led to 724.
Here is a deeper look at the 10 most dangerous jobs in the U.S.
Annual Median Wage: $98,410
Projected Growth by 2022: -1%
The perils faced by pilots largely depend on where they're employed. National Transportation Safety Board statistics show that the general aviation accident rate dropped to a 20-year low in 2013; however, on-demand operations including charter, air taxi, air tour and air medical experienced more accidents than the previous year.
Pilots may face another unforeseen risk in their exposure to the sun while flying. According to a report from JAMA Dermatology reported by U.S. News, the windshields used in airplanes are not strong enough to protect the inside of a plane from UV radiation.
The BLS lists the annual median pay for airline and commercial pilots at $98,410 per year. The job outlook is rather stagnate, and the field is expected to shrink by 1% from 2012 to 2022.