Discovery channel’s Deadliest Catch has popularized the otherwise mostly unknown profession of crabbing. The show takes viewers through the lives of multiple ship captains and their crews as they navigate through rough waters. While the career is pretty dangerous, it’s also very profitable. The fishermen can make an average of around $100,000 annually, with captains making around $200,000.
The hit TV show nearly doubles the income of some fishermen, making these pros worth millions. Take a look at some of the captains and crew members. Does their income surprise you? What dangerous jobs would you be willing to do for a big pay day?