Do These Jobs Overpay?

Do These Jobs Overpay?…. LearnVest By Cheryl Lock

jobs that overpayImagine this scenario. You’re sitting around with a bunch of friends, swapping stories after a long day of work. Suddenly one friend sighs. “You know, I just make too much money at my job.”

Haven’t heard that recently? We haven’t either. But maybe that’s because we don’t have friends working in what U.S. News & World Report is calling ”The 10 Most Overpaid Jobs.”

To come up with their list, the news organization analyzed data from PayScale to find jobs with high pay and, allegedly, relatively easy work.

As the site concludes: “This is admittedly an inexact science with subjective criteria. ‘Overpaid’ means different things to different people, and many workers represented on our list have perfectly legitimate jobs requiring skill, talent and training.”

Still, it can be fun to gawk every now and then, right? So without further ado, here are the 10 most overpaid jobs, according to the findings:

JobMedian Mid-Career Salary
Consulting software engineer$123,000
Brand strategist$90,700
Interaction designer$116,000
Marketing research director$122,000
Accounting consultant$81,700
Portfolio analyst$81,800
Wholesaler, financial services$109,000
Patent attorney$170,000
Investment consultant$111,000
Data scientist, IT$133,000

For more on the job responsibilities that accompany these titles, check out the full list over on U.S. News & World Report.


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