Major Dollars: 10 Top Overpaid Jobs

Major Dollars: 10 Top Overpaid Jobs

Although the unemployment rate has decreased since the beginning of the year, there are still many people without a job. And even if you have a job, it can be hard to find opportunities for advancement or increased pay in your current position.

Then there are those who, despite the rough economy, are paid quite the penny to do what they do, almost to the point where it’s ridiculous, but reality. Rick Newman, a writer for U.S. News, created a list of the 10 most overpaid jobs in the U.S.:

Consulting Software Engineer (median mid-career salary: $123,000): These high-end programmers design and maintain sophisticated computer networks for big companies and other large organizations. But the work can be dry and many such engineers question the value of what they do. Other types of programmers and software engineers rank high on the overpaid list as well.

Brand Strategist ($90,700): These advertising or marketing specialists work to improve the image and reputation of companies and their offerings–whether deserved or not. Brand strategists rate the importance of their own work poorly compared with other professionals.

Interaction Designer ($116,000): Many websites rely on these technical experts to make the user’s experience engaging and fun–though often to lure users into a purchase or transaction rather than provide personal benefits to them. Other types of website architects and managers also made the overpaid list.

Read the complete list at U.S. News