19. Psychologist — $94,650/$45.51 per Hour
To become a psychologist, you’ll need at least a master’s degree; many psychologists have doctoral degrees. A psychologist observes and interprets, offering opinions on how to improve processes and behaviors. But a psychologist is not a medical doctor and is not qualified to make medical diagnoses, nor can psychologists prescribe medications. Psychotherapy has value to those who need it, but a psychologist earns more than $40,000 over the average American.
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20. Professional Athlete — $83,730/$40.25 per Hour
Athletes are an interesting category when it comes to salary. Much like actors or other performers, a large number of athletes don’t make that much money at all. Consider minor league baseball players — they, too, are professional athletes, but in their first season, they can only earn a maximum of $1,100 per month. On the other end of the spectrum, full-blown baseball stars like Mike Trout will earn over $34 million in 2018. Some athletes can indeed be considered overpaid, both in terms of the average American salary and the wage of an average worker in their own industry.
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