The opposite of a well-paid job. We all would like to avoid this situation for ourselves and our family. However, sometimes it is inevitable. In a badly paid job, you don’t earn a lot of money.
Traditionally in the UK nurses and teachers, firefighters and policemen are often considered to be badly paid in comparison to some people working in Finance or retail or IT.
A very important job where you have a lot of responsibilities.
Her brother has a really high-powered job at a computer company.
You can also use high-powered in relation to people meaning he has a lot of power or influence.