7 Most Underpaid Jobs in America

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By Jada A. Graves


Call it employee malaise, or some component of "The American Dream," but many workers in the United States feel that they're not earning the salary that they deserve. For some of them, that notion is personal and emotional, but not always logical.

Sometimes, though, the idea that a job is deserving of higher pay is practical and valid. Schoolteachers are a commonly touted example of a group of underpaid workers whose responsibilities and societal impact don't compare with their average salary. Still, it's hard to quantify societal impact to come up with a list of jobs in which workers are under-compensated. Instead, we selected a list of underpaid jobs based on societal need. Our Best Jobs of 2012 list showcases occupations expected to hire abundantly up to the year 2020; jobs that were then ranked based on current employment rates, average salaries, and job satisfaction, as determined by the job review website Glassdoor.com. From that list, we've selected a group of "underpaid" jobs in which the hiring demand is high (each of the professions listed here is expected to have at least 45,000 brand new openings between now and 2020), but the salaries are low. All the jobs on our list have an average median salary of less than $41,673.83, the national average wage index as calculated by the Social Security Administration.






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Sai BAba

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February 19 2013 at 3:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kantra Blue

I agree with all of you there are way more under paid professions than said. I have to really agree with Mickey teachers for sure and police and fireman/woman. All who are taking care of our youth and our safety but pay goes down every year and cost of living goes up. How does that work? This world is so ass backwards on priorities and so selfish. Instant grattification and what can I get instead of taking care of those who take care of us. Pay professions that make a difference and are really needed!
Kblue

January 03 2013 at 12:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mickey

how about a teacher, policeperson, or fireperson?

August 24 2012 at 7:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
johnjhenry1

Try being an auto mechanic in the south working on flat rate commission for a bunch of god damn hillbillies with no insurance or benifits and see how much of your time you spend doing sh!t work for free.

August 24 2012 at 7:32 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
CWBYKNY

Well those people ought to try moving furniture for a living.......

August 24 2012 at 6:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
msruthyee

Many of you have hit it right on the nose. Childcare workers/ early childhood teachers should have been number one on this list, but for it to not even make this list is ridiculous. I earned $11.30 as a teacher and I had a bachelor's degree! Being resposible for teaching and caring for other people's children is no joke!

August 24 2012 at 6:23 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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dbrockskk1

well said

August 24 2012 at 6:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kathleen

And they didn't mention DISNEY WORLD??? $13,520 a year? I would have thought that would have been in first place with the disgusting wages of $6.50 an hour. Of course, then you could get a "better" paying job in the call center for a whopping $9.50 an hour, $19,760 a year. Happiest place on earth. Yup.

August 24 2012 at 4:54 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
lv2wine

How is it that Preschool teachers are not on this list? Most companies are requiring more and more education and yet the compensation is at the poverty level.

August 24 2012 at 4:11 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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dbrockskk1

aren't they teachers? Didn't they mention teachers?

August 24 2012 at 6:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dbrockskk1

aren't they teachers? Didn't they mention teachers?

August 24 2012 at 6:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jackie

I think child care worker , lots of responsibility, liability, and stress. Education requirements that are unrealistic for the compensation.

August 24 2012 at 3:05 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
rshdriver68

How about school bus driver? All those yung lives for what is called a part time job do to the hours.

August 24 2012 at 2:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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