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  • Share of workers in physically demanding jobs: 11.4%
  • Average wage for physically demanding jobs: $46,826
  • Average wage for all occupations: $49,100
  • Total employment in protective services: 39,170
  • Total employment in construction & extraction: 79,220
  • Total employment in installation & repair: 58,270

Among the cities on this list, Riverside offers the most money to those working in physically strenuous jobs, with an average wage of $46,826. Many of the physically demanding jobs in Riverside are in construction and extraction, with an employment share that’s almost 30 percent higher than the national average.

This article originally ran on news.lee.net.

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