These are the 25 most underpaid jobs in America

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These are the 25 most underpaid jobs in America
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You spend 40 hours a week in the office, do everything that your boss expects and more, but your paycheck doesn’t seem to reflect all of your hard work.

If you can relate, you’re probably one of the millions of Americans who aren’t earning what they’re really worth.

Are you being underpaid? Here’s how to tell

According to the job site Glassdoor, the average U.S. employee could be earning $7,528 (or 13.3%) more per year than his or her current annual base salary.

The numbers come from Glassdoor’s Know Your Worth salary estimator tool.

If you haven’t tried it out before, you simply enter your job title, location, years of experience and other data to receive a salary estimate — your current market value.

Here’s a snapshot of the results for a veteran staff accountant in Atlanta:

Glassdoor's Know Your Worth tool
Glassdoor

Using pay data shared voluntarily and anonymously by U.S. employees to the Know Your Worth tool over the past year, Glassdoor has identified 25 jobs where people could earn more.

These jobs have the biggest percentage difference between current median base salary and current market value.

Glassdoor’s top 25 jobs where people could earn more money

25. Bank Teller

• Current Median Base Salary: $26,000
• Current Market Value: $29,939
• Potential Salary Growth: 13.2% or $3,939

24. Registered Nurse

• Current Median Base Salary: $60,000
• Current Market Value: $69,097
• Potential Salary Growth: 13.2% or $9,097

23. Recruiter

• Current Median Base Salary: $50,000
• Current Market Value: $57,642
• Potential Salary Growth: 13.3% or $7,642

22. Data Analyst

• Current Median Base Salary: $60,000
• Current Market Value: $69,289
• Potential Salary Growth: 13.4% or $9,289

21. Project Manager

• Current Median Base Salary: $76,800
• Current Market Value: $88,771
• Potential Salary Growth: 13.5% or $11,971

20. Product Manager

• Current Median Base Salary: $108,000
• Current Market Value: $124,874
• Potential Salary Growth: 13.5% or $16,874

19. Network Engineer

• Current Median Base Salary: $80,000
• Current Market Value: $92,508
• Potential Salary Growth: 13.5% or $12,508

18. Systems Engineer

• Current Median Base Salary: $87,000
• Current Market Value: $100,634
• Potential Salary Growth: 13.5% or $13,634

17. Data Scientist

• Current Median Base Salary: $100,000
• Current Market Value: $115,752
• Potential Salary Growth: 13.6% or $15,752

16. Programmer Analyst

• Current Median Base Salary: $71,500
• Current Market Value: $83,048
• Potential Salary Growth: 13.9% or $11,548

15. Tax Manager

• Current Median Base Salary: $107,019
• Current Market Value: $124,349
• Potential Salary Growth: 13.9% or $17,330

14. Web Developer

• Current Median Base Salary: $63,500
• Current Market Value: $74,273
• Potential Salary Growth: 14.5% or $10,773

13. Consultant

• Current Median Base Salary: $85,000
• Current Market Value: $99,462
• Potential Salary Growth: 14.5% or $14,462

12. UX Designer

• Current Median Base Salary: $86,000
• Current Market Value: $100,875
• Potential Salary Growth: 14.7% or $14,875

11. Program Manager

• Current Median Base Salary: $88,000
• Current Market Value: $103,302
• Potential Salary Growth: 14.8% or $15,302

10. Communications Manager

• Current Median Base Salary: $76,498
• Current Market Value: $89,831
• Potential Salary Growth: 14.8% or $13,334

9. Marketing Manager

• Current Median Base Salary: $80,000
• Current Market Value: $94,107
• Potential Salary Growth: 15.0% or $14,107

8. Medical Assistant

• Current Median Base Salary: $30,000
• Current Market Value: $35,320
• Potential Salary Growth: 15.1% or $5,320

7. Software Engineer

• Current Median Base Salary: $100,000
• Current Market Value: $117,943
• Potential Salary Growth: 15.2% or $17,943

6. Web Designer

• Current Median Base Salary: $52,000
• Current Market Value: $61,508
• Potential Salary Growth: 15.5% or $9,508

5. Pharmacist

• Current Median Base Salary: $118,000
• Current Market Value: $141,261
• Potential Salary Growth: 16.5% or $23,261

4. Java Developer

• Current Median Base Salary: $78,000
• Current Market Value: $94,792
• Potential Salary Growth: 17.7% or $16,792

3. Research Assistant

• Current Median Base Salary: $30,000
• Current Market Value: $37,935
• Potential Salary Growth: 20.9% or $7,935

2. Certified Nursing Assistant

• Current Median Base Salary: $24,000
• Current Market Value: $30,505
• Potential Salary Growth: 21.3% or $6,505

1. Emergency Medical Technician

• Current Median Base Salary: $27,636
• Current Market Value: $35,407
• Potential Salary Growth: 21.9% or $7,771

What’s next? If you’re being underpaid, you may decide to negotiate a pay raise, discuss opportunities for advancement with your current employer or search for a new job elsewhere.

Glassdoor has a guide on its website to help you navigate the next steps in the process. Read more here.

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Michael Timmermann paid off his mortgage in two years. Now, he shares his money-saving tips on his blog, Save on Almost Everything.
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