The Most Underpaid Job in America, Revealed

We’re all familiar with the whole “I don’t get paid enough to care” mentality even if you are, in fact, paid a competitive wage. But it’s easy to feel undervalued at work when your inbox is flooded, and your PTO day seems years away.

Glassdoor reports that the average employee could be earning $7,528, or 13.3%, more per year than their current annual base salary. So, your suspicions of under-compensation might actually have legs if you work in certain industries like healthcare and technology.

Tax manager

  • Amount underpaid: 13.9% or $17,330
  • Current Median Base Salary: $107,019
  • Job outlook: 10% growth

Tax advisors, CPAs, and financial advisors are all in high-demand. Job opportunities for Accountants, for example, are expected to jump 10% over the next 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, Glassdoor data says most of these people will be underpaid by a whopping $17,000 or more annually, as a tax manager’s current market value is actually slated at $124,349.

Web developer

  • Amount underpaid: 14.5% or $10,773
  • Current Median Base Salary: $63,500
  • Job outlook: 15% growth

Only two in five employees negotiate salaries when being offered a job. This could mean losing out on some serious money, especially for those in web development. BLS data says the industry is ballooning, yet employees in the field are paid an average of $10,773 less than appropriate per year. A more accurate salary is closer to $74,273, according to Glassdoor.

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