But I think that is exactly the kind of company that you do not want to work for. They can't see you for what you can do, and are "afraid" by your ability.About 15 years ago before I went back for my PhD I tried to apply for job postings for a BS degree although I had a Masters. I wasn't getting any hits so I started calling the companies and talked to the powers that be. I told them that I'd take a job at a BS level of pay for the experience, their reply was "you have a Masters, that cannot be ignored, you are over qualified and we don't have to consider you for the position". So trying to take a job at a level below your experience level isn't going to work.
I would LOVE to hire someone who is way overqualified for some of the things we do, especially when they are willing to get paid for less. I mean, how can anyone not grab a bargain like that?