Is work stressing you out? You aren’t alone. Check out this list of some of the most stressful jobs common to some of America's biggest cities in the interactive map below. Did your job make the list?
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PayScale's "Stressed Across America" interactive shows median pay data and job stress rates for a common job in each of 20 metropolitan areas.
Total Cash Compensation (TCC): TCC combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or value of other non-cash benefits (e.g., healthcare).
Median Pay: The median pay is the median (50th Percentile) annual total cash compensation for each job and metropolitan area combination. Half of the people doing the job earn more than the median, while half earn less.
Range in pay within a job can be very wide depending upon years of experience, scope of responsibility, location of work, etc. For example, pay can be higher than the stated median pay if the worker has more responsibility, chooses a higher paying field, or works in a city like New York.
% High Job Stress: The percentage of respondents that answered the question "How stressful is your job/work environment?" with either "Fairly Stressful" or "Extremely Stressful." A job is considered "High Stress" if the percentage of high job stress is above the overall US median of high job stress (64%).