Most of us think we’re underpaid for what we do. As educators, Jarell and I know we are underpaid. Even as instructional designers, we are pretty sure we’re underpaid.

Outside of education, some people believe there are positions that are grossly overpaid. The infographic below illustrates the concept:

Which Jobs Do Americans Think Are Overpaid and Underpaid?

Unfortunately, pay gaps exist out of perception, and because we allow them to persist. It’s a societal construct, and it can be quite annoying. If you think you are underpaid, you’re best bet is to change industries. Further your skill set, and put your career first. It’s easier said than done, of course.


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