many jobs pay well because of their dangers. Elevator technicians are paid very well as they suffer horrific injuries if their arms and legs get caught in the parts. Bomb workers are also paid handsomely. Would you work a dangerous job if it pays well.
I forgot to include alligator tamers. I also forgot to include saturation divers who are paid 1500 a day as it rots away the bottom of your spinal cord and the rods in your eyes.