A bad boss can make your life a living hell. To find out which professions suffer the worst bosses, PayScale asked users what they wanted to change most about their current job.

The employees on this list all had the same answer - they each wanted a new boss. The next time your boss floods your inbox with urgent emails in the middle of the night, read this list and remind yourself that others are tormented by bad bosses, too.
Rank Job Category % Who Hate
Their Boss
Median
Pay
High
Stress
Low Job Satisfaction
1 Chemists and Materials Scientists 19.4%  $56,500 54% 16%
2 Dental Hygienists 18.2%  $67,700 54% 9%
3 Bakers 17.9%  $26,300 64% 16%
4 Food Service Managers 17.0%  $33,700 76% 14%
5 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 15.8%  $61,100 66% 7%
6 - tie Database Administrators 13.6%  $76,000 60% 9%
6 - tie Administrative Services Managers 13.6%  $42,100 72% 9%
8 - tie Dispatchers 13.5%  $35,800 79% 18%
8 - tie Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 13.5%  $29,300 56% 19%
10 Actors, Producers, and Directors 13.3%  $50,000 72% 12%
11 Cooks 12.3%  $22,800 68% 23%
12 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 12.1%  $40,500 57% 12%
13 Cashiers 11.8%  $19,000 49% 26%
14 Order Clerks 11.6%  $38,200 59% 13%
15 - tie Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 11.5%  $28,600 51% 19%
15 - tie Lodging Managers 11.5%  $39,900 74% 9%
17 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 11.3%  $42,000 55% 11%
18 Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 11.1%  $27,600 52% 23%
19 Education Administrators 10.9%  $45,600 72% 8%
20 Tellers 10.7%  $26,500 53% 18%
21 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 10.3%  $24,500 56% 18%
22 Building Cleaning Workers 10.2%  $23,100 42% 17%
23 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technicians 10.1%  $29,900 71% 13%
24 Architects, Except Naval 10.0%  $47,500 58% 14%
25 - tie Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 9.8%  $33,500 59% 10%
25 - tie First-Line Supervisors 9.8%  $36,600 76% 14%
27 Sales Managers 9.7%  $41,100 79% 13%
28 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 9.5%  $33,800 61% 12%
29 Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 9.2%  $53,900 61% 8%
30 - tie Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 9.1%  $49,300 61% 9%
30 - tie Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 9.1%  $48,600 69% 12%
32 - tie General and Operations Managers 9.0%  $60,000 77% 8%
32 - tie Drivers 9.0%  $35,900 56% 17%
34 - tie Writers and Editors 8.9%  $51,900 53% 12%
34 - tie Industrial Production Managers 8.9%  $58,400 77% 10%
36 Tax Examiners, Collectors, Preparers, and Revenue Agents 8.8%  $77,400 73% 9%
37 Cost Estimators 8.6%  $55,500 70% 10%
38 - tie Designers 8.5%  $44,000 56% 13%
38 - tie Engineering Managers 8.5%  $85,000 74% 8%
38 - tie Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters 8.5%  $45,300 56% 12%
41 - tie Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 8.3%  $45,300 47% 6%
41 - tie Market Research and Survey Researchers 8.3%  $57,700 55% 11%
43 Medical and Health Services Managers 8.1%  $65,200 82% 6%
44 - tie Fast Food and Counter Workers 8.0%  $20,500 58% 27%
44 - tie Instructional Coordinators 8.0%  $52,600 60% 8%
44 - tie Purchasing Managers 8.0%  $59,300 74% 10%
47 - tie Human Resources Managers 7.9%  $57,200 71% 8%
47 - tie Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 7.9%  $33,500 59% 12%
49 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 7.8%  $55,000 68% 13%
50 Child Care Workers 7.7%  $22,900 46% 11%


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