Median pay: $47,600
Karolyne Sosa's job isn't all glamor and glitz.
% who say their job is stressful: 78%
Getting started in film and television production often means running scripts, fetching coffee and being a go-between for others, all while staying out of the way. Big personalities and unforgiving deadlines undermine the glory of this behind-the-scenes gig.
Even being a film producer isn't as glamorous as it seems. Independent film producer Karolyne Sosa often does whatever it takes to get her projects done, whether that is cleaning a set before a shoot or forgoing her salary entirely so the money can go toward the production. "If you want to survive, you just have to swallow your pride," Sosa says.
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Last updated October 29 2009: 4:28 PM ET
How Payscale.com defined high stress and low pay jobs: Starting from a database of over 2000 jobs, Payscale used data from over 36,000 respondents who ranked their jobs for quality of life factors, and chose those requiring a bachelor's degree or higher where the national median pay is less than $65,000. The survey was conducted between Aug 10, 2009 and Oct. 1, 2009.