Seems like a fairly high risk job to me.
Basically, you go on someone's private property, don't announce who you are or your purpose for being there, have no sworn deputy or "peacekeeper" there, and start disassembling and taking something someone else at least thinks is their own.
I'm really surprised he hasn't gotten a gun pulled on him a lot more.
Worst of it is, someone may decide to use their gun. In that case, $10 or $20 will seem a paltry pay for risking your life.
I should add that I'm not trying to say who's right or wrong, just that it doesn't seem like any amount of Quest equipment is worth dying for.....