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Lowest-paying jobs in Baltimore

  • Lowest-paying jobs in Baltimore
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    Lowest-paying jobs in Baltimore

    If you’ve ever found yourself saying, “I get paid nothing,” then cozy up to your screen with a 15-cent pack of ramen noodles—you won’t want to miss this list.

    Unemployment is at its lowest rate since 2000. But having a job, and having a job that pays a living wage, are not necessarily the same thing. So while 250,000 non-farm jobs were added to the U.S. economy in October, it’s a different dataset entirely to explore which of those jobs actually pay a living wage. How do things shake out in your hometown? To determine which jobs in the U.S. pay the lowest in Baltimore, Stacker analyzed information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The data was collected in May 2017 and ranked by average annual salary, with ties being broken by average hourly wage. Aside from the cool fact that the occupation of hand-sewer still exists, the data provides interesting insights as to who truly should get to complain about their wages. Did your job make the list?

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  • #25. Automotive and watercraft service attendants
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    #25. Automotive and watercraft service attendants

    Average annual salary: $24,030
    Average hourly wage: $11.55
    Total employment in Baltimore: 1,820

  • #24. Childcare workers
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    #24. Childcare workers

    Average annual salary: $23,860
    Average hourly wage: $11.47
    Total employment in Baltimore: 4,220

  • #23. Cooks, short order
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    #23. Cooks, short order

    Average annual salary: $23,770
    Average hourly wage: $11.43
    Total employment in Baltimore: 2,230

  • #22. Tire repairers and changers
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    #22. Tire repairers and changers

    Average annual salary: $23,750
    Average hourly wage: $11.42
    Total employment in Baltimore: 850

  • #21. Laundry and dry-cleaning workers
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    #21. Laundry and dry-cleaning workers

    Average annual salary: $23,650
    Average hourly wage: $11.37
    Total employment in Baltimore: 2,260

  • #20. bartenders
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    #20. bartenders

    Average annual salary: $23,640
    Average hourly wage: $11.37
    Total employment in Baltimore: 5,690

  • #19. Locker room, coatroom, and dressing room attendants
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    #19. Locker room, coatroom, and dressing room attendants

    Average annual salary: $23,580
    Average hourly wage: $11.34
    Total employment in Baltimore: 100

  • #18. Waiters and waitresses
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    #18. Waiters and waitresses

    Average annual salary: $23,200
    Average hourly wage: $11.15
    Total employment in Baltimore: 21,400

  • #17. Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic
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    #17. Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

    Average annual salary: $23,180
    Average hourly wage: $11.14
    Total employment in Baltimore: N/A

  • #16. Tour and travel guides
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    #16. Tour and travel guides

    Average annual salary: $22,880
    Average hourly wage: $11.00
    Total employment in Baltimore: 190

  • #15. Parking lot attendants
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    #15. Parking lot attendants

    Average annual salary: $22,580
    Average hourly wage: $10.86
    Total employment in Baltimore: 1,600

  • #14. Helpers, construction trades, all other
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    #14. Helpers, construction trades, all other

    Average annual salary: $22,580
    Average hourly wage: $10.86
    Total employment in Baltimore: N/A

  • #13. Amusement and recreation attendants
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    #13. Amusement and recreation attendants

    Average annual salary: $22,400
    Average hourly wage: $10.77
    Total employment in Baltimore: 2,060

  • #12. Food servers, non-restaurant
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    #12. Food servers, non-restaurant

    Average annual salary: $22,290
    Average hourly wage: $10.72
    Total employment in Baltimore: 3,100

  • #11. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop
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    #11. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop

    Average annual salary: $22,160
    Average hourly wage: $10.65
    Total employment in Baltimore: 3,810

  • #10. Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers
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    #10. Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers

    Average annual salary: $22,140
    Average hourly wage: $10.64
    Total employment in Baltimore: 5,770

  • #9. Cooks, fast food
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    #9. Cooks, fast food

    Average annual salary: $22,130
    Average hourly wage: $10.64
    Total employment in Baltimore: 3,390

  • #8. Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop
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    #8. Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop

    Average annual salary: $22,080
    Average hourly wage: $10.61
    Total employment in Baltimore: 6,620

  • #7. Cashiers
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    #7. Cashiers

    Average annual salary: $21,990
    Average hourly wage: $10.57
    Total employment in Baltimore: 37,570

  • #6. Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food
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    #6. Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

    Average annual salary: $21,770
    Average hourly wage: $10.47
    Total employment in Baltimore: 22,880

  • #5. Dishwashers
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    #5. Dishwashers

    Average annual salary: $21,560
    Average hourly wage: $10.37
    Total employment in Baltimore: 4,740

  • #4. Building cleaning workers, all other
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    #4. Building cleaning workers, all other

    Average annual salary: $21,350
    Average hourly wage: $10.26
    Total employment in Baltimore: N/A

  • #3. Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers
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    #3. Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers

    Average annual salary: $21,340
    Average hourly wage: $10.26
    Total employment in Baltimore: 1,250

  • #2. Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers
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    #2. Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers

    Average annual salary: $20,790
    Average hourly wage: $10.00
    Total employment in Baltimore: 1,150

  • #1. Shampooers
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    #1. Shampooers

    Average annual salary: $20,530
    Average hourly wage: $9.87
    Total employment in Baltimore: 680

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