People Share Their Opinion On What Jobs They Think Are 100% Overpaid (30 Answers)

Often there are times when we come home from a rough day at work and think to ourselves, “we don’t get paid enough to do this stuff!” On the other hand, there are also just a few people who have such great jobs that their salary becomes a topic of discussion on Necessary-Bun’s recently viral  question on Ask Reddit. Scroll on to check them out! We bet you’ll be surprised to see these relatively cushy jobs that rake in the big bucks. Take a look peeps and don’t forget to share with your friends!



Preachers. No one dedicated to God should own a jet, mansion, or expensive car.



Politicians. I’d understand if they made things better, but they generally f**k over the working class which is the majority of the country yet give themselves huge bonuses and expenses as though they have done a brilliant job.



Socialites. Why do we have people who have never worked a day in their life getting millions on investments they didn’t make when others need 3-4 jobs just to keep a roof over their head?



Hospital CEO’s… and actually almost all hospital upper management. There are so many layers of management that many of them barely step foot into a healthcare facility EVER, let alone EVER speak to a patient, yet all of them make 6, 7, 8 figure salaries plus mega bonuses. My hospital network CEO makes $11 million salary not including bonuses, which bothers me, but bothers me, even more, are all the board members and s**t directly under him making nearly as much. It’s hundreds of millions of wasted money paid to the people trying to screw staff out of good pay and screwing patients into paying big bills.












Since we’re talking athletes, I’d say the sports teams owners are way overcompensated. Just as one example, owners often blackmail cities into paying for new stadiums with tax dollars rather than making those renovations themselves.



College administration. Don’t come begging me for money for your “alumni fund” (or, even worse, for feeding and clothing poor and hungry students – yep, they send me those emails) when I can’t pay off my student loans, and the Deputy Vice Provost of Student-Media Relations is bringing home hundreds of thousands of dollars a year – and there are dozens of them at every campus. Most instructors earn less than s**t, student housing is falling apart but God forbid some upper-level useless word salad of a title not get paid out the a**.



Hospital administrators. They don’t bring s**t to the table in terms of medical knowledge or patient care, dictate to medical professionals with years of education and experience how to do their jobs, and get paid the most to do it.






Any sort of celebrity work, especially in the movie biz. Why is $4 million considered low?????



Board members. Some get $70k to do a “part-time” job on the board with a work commitment of maybe 1 meeting per quarter. And many board members are on multiple boards because boards want people who are on other boards. These people then vote to raise their own and c-suite salaries. Source: worked at an executive search firm in admin on the board recruitment team. It’s disgusting the money/job incest that goes around.






Right now, travel nurses. I’m a travel nurse and I ain’t complaining at all, but we’re definitely overpaid. I’m taking home about $4000 a week at the moment for 36 hours. I do not do $4000 worth of work in those 36 hours. We’re overpaid because hospital greed finally bit them in the a** and I’m here for it baby. Underpay all your staff, everyone’s gonna quit and you’ll have to pay travelers insane rates. Treat people better or just live with this as a reality. I’ll take these rates as long as they’re there.



Russian Oligarch.



“Medical experts” providing testimony in personal injury cases charging $1000 an hour with a minimum of 5 hours…











Lottery commissioner makes 500k a yr. Overpaid is understating.



I have never seen a hardworking competent HR department, but they get paid the same or more like folks who do 10x the work.






Real estate agents, especially for buyers. Literally every piece of information a buyer’s agent can give you is readily available on Redfin.






So I lifeguard in an upper-class neighborhood. I charge 50$/hr and usually stay around 3 hr. All the kids can swim, and if they can’t they are with their parents. It’s awesome



Selling online sleep training courses. Write up an e-document on “how to get baby to sleep,”-sell said document for 10-20$- pray on sleep-deprived desperate parents, rack in the cash.



I am a handyman that charges $50/hr with a 3hr minimum, a couple of months ago I got a call for service that consisted of changing 9 smoke detector batteries, 2 light bulbs, and re-hanging a picture. I felt bad taking the money but the guy couldn’t have been happier to have that stuff finally done. He asked for my card and is now a very good client


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