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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

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

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Hunter Brady US Air Force // Wikimedia Commons

#24. Childcare workers

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

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StockSnap // Pixabay

#23. Cooks, short order

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

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Counselling // Pixabay

#22. Tire repairers and changers

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

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Simon Law // Wikimedia Commons

#21. Laundry and dry-cleaning workers

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

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#20. bartenders

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

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Ilkka Jukarainen// flickr

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

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

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kaicho20 // Pixabay

#18. Waiters and waitresses

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

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Laurens Sanders // Wikimedia Commons

#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

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garryknight // flickr

#16. Tour and travel guides

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

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stevendepolo // flickr

#15. Parking lot attendants

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

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skeeze // Pixabay

#14. Helpers, construction trades, all other

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

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rsuehle // flickr

#13. Amusement and recreation attendants

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

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raw pixel // Pixabay

#12. Food servers, non-restaurant

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

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Sam Howzit // flickr

#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

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Paul Rysz // flickr

#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

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skeeze // Pixabay

#9. Cooks, fast food

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

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USDAgov // flickr

#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

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Walmart Corporate // flickr

#7. Cashiers

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

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USDAgov // flickr

#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

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chefkeem // Pixabay

#5. Dishwashers

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

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Jolanta Dyr // Wikimedia Commons

#4. Building cleaning workers, all other

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

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Aurimas Adomavicius // flickr

#3. Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers

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

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Davide D'Amico // Wikimedia Commons

#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

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SocialButterflyMMG // Pixabay

#1. Shampooers

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

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