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9 Surprisingly Low-Paying Jobs

Careers That Pay a Whole Lot Less Than You Think

6. Accountant

JOB TITLE: Accountant
MEDIAN SALARY: $56,988

Accountants are automatically associated with money, which might be why many people think they're flush with cash.

And who can blame them? If you're the financial backbone of a company or organization, it stands to reason you'd be among one of the highest paid members of said company or organization. Because while you might think of accountants only during tax time, they're working behind the scenes on a year-round basis. Many accountants are CPAs (Certified Public Accountants), which requires a year or so of additional time and energy. And that's on top of an associate's, bachelor's, or even a master's degree.

But contrary to popular belief, while accountants are busy examining financial records, they're not setting any salary records themselves.