7 A boiler operator ($35+/hour)
A boiler operator receives quite a hefty pay check for his services. The boiler is a very serious piece of equipment and if not monitored for a length of time could cause an explosion due to the high pressure it creates. It is the responsibility of the operator to check the pressure at all times and be sure the boiler is working efficiently and safe. The operator must understand and read all the gauges and be vigilant with monitoring the boiler and its surroundings.