9. Stunt Double


Stunt doubles are professionals with elite athletic abilities and (hopefully) bare a close resemblance to a specific actor or actress. In a Hollywood film, stunt doubles can perform physically demanding and dangerous stunts in place of the star of the film. 

Stunt doubles’ annual earnings can fluctuate greatly depending upon how many gigs they land within a year, but the Screen Actors Guild, which sets standards for pay and treatment of theater based jobs currently has the daily stunt performer wage listed as $880. If you only worked five days a week for say eight weeks at this rate, you would make over $35,000 for those eight weeks alone. 

Dangers to consider in this field include personal injury while performing or preparing for a stunt, potential exposure to extreme weather, and risk of injury from equipment malfunctioning on set.