7 Most Underpaid Jobs in America

most underpaid jobs
most underpaid jobs

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.