To identify the most underpaid jobs, U.S. News analyzed data provided by the compensation experts at PayScale to highlight occupations in which people earn far less than median pay. We further sorted those jobs to isolate those in which workers say the stress is high (a proxy for how demanding the work is) and their work makes an important difference in the world. (See a full methodology note at the bottom of the story.)
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Assisted living coordinator (median mid-career salary: $36,900).
Daycare director ($32,100).
Police, fire or ambulance dispatcher ($39,300) -- "one of the most stressful jobs you can have while sitting at a desk".
Office nurse ($42,700).
Medical insurance coordinator ($34,600) -- "When there's a problem, they're the first to hear about it. But when everything goes smoothly, nobody knows they're there".
Lead pharmacy technician ($34,900) -- "pharmacies...are under constant pressure to cut costs".
Veterinary technician ($32,800).
Social worker ($42,300).
Emergency medical technician (EMT) / paramedic ($39,600).
Artistic director [of a theatre, concert hall, performing arts company] ($48,200) -- "grueling lifestyle sacrifices.... Cutbacks in public funding".