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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.

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