published Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Big Five: Worst jobs

1. Newspaper reporter — Median annual pay of $36,000 and projected job decline of 6 percent by 2020

2. Lumberjack — Median annual pay of $32,870 and projected job growth of only 4 percent by 2020

3. Enlisted military personnel — Median salary for those with at least eight years experience is $41,998

4. Actor — Median hourly pay of $17.44 an hour with a projected growth of 4 percent in jobs by 2020

5. Oil rig worker — Median pay of $37,640 with projected job growth of 8 percent by 2020

Source:, data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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