The 8 Most Overpaid & Underpaid Jobs

Find Out Which Cushy Jobs Pad Your Wallet & Which Are Tough and Underpaid

6. Corporate Financial Associate vs. Security Guard

Overpaid job: Financial Associate (Corporate) II
Median salary: $108,732

The best corporate financial associates not only have excellent training and knowledge, they also seem to have a certain je ne sais quoi that keeps their investments growing and their organizations in the black. An organization with a superior financial associate may tell you it’s simply not possible to put a price on the best of them. Still, financial associates who aren’t stellar at their jobs seem to fare pretty well too. See if you've got what it takes to be a successful financial associate.

Underpaid job: Security Guard
Median salary: $28,696

Security officers also play a large role in protecting an organization’s well being, whether they are guarding buildings, equipment, or information. These behind-the-scenes workers often work long, irregular hours, quite frequently alone without co-workers, in dark, silent buildings. The equipment, technology, or information security guards are protecting are often as integral to the organization’s success as good financial decisions. Nevertheless, the importance of security guards is hardly reflected in their pay.

There are various security-related fields in which you can work.