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Lowest-paying jobs in Sacramento

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DariuszSankowski // Pixabay

Lowest-paying jobs in Sacramento

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 Sacramento, 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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Walmart Corporate // flickr

#25. Cashiers

Average annual salary: $26,220
Average hourly wage: $12.60
Total employment in Sacramento: 24,940

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DariuszSankowski // Pixabay

#24. Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

Average annual salary: $26,150
Average hourly wage: $12.57
Total employment in Sacramento: N/A

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Hunter Brady US Air Force // Wikimedia Commons

#23. Childcare workers

Average annual salary: $26,120
Average hourly wage: $12.56
Total employment in Sacramento: 3,700

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Ppntori // Wikimedia Commons

#22. Gaming dealers

Average annual salary: $26,120
Average hourly wage: $12.56
Total employment in Sacramento: 1,510

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Pixabay

#21. Food preparation and serving-related workers, all other

Average annual salary: $26,050
Average hourly wage: $12.52
Total employment in Sacramento: 330

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USDAgov // flickr

#20. Food preparation workers

Average annual salary: $25,950
Average hourly wage: $12.48
Total employment in Sacramento: 5,390

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Sam Howzit // flickr

#19. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop

Average annual salary: $25,840
Average hourly wage: $12.42
Total employment in Sacramento: 2,640

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USDAgov // flickr

#18. Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse

Average annual salary: $25,800
Average hourly wage: $12.40
Total employment in Sacramento: 1,830

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USDAgov // flickr

#17. Farmworkers, farm, ranch, and aquacultural animals

Average annual salary: $25,650
Average hourly wage: $12.33
Total employment in Sacramento: 180

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PoolSafely // flickr

#16. Recreation workers

Average annual salary: $25,640
Average hourly wage: $12.33
Total employment in Sacramento: 3,120

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USDAgov // flickr

#15. Food processing workers, all other

Average annual salary: $25,550
Average hourly wage: $12.28
Total employment in Sacramento: 90

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ILO in Asia and the Pacific // flickr

#14. Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks

Average annual salary: $25,290
Average hourly wage: $12.16
Total employment in Sacramento: 1,200

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StockSnap // Pixabay

#13. Cooks, short order

Average annual salary: $25,210
Average hourly wage: $12.12
Total employment in Sacramento: 870

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rsuehle // flickr

#12. Amusement and recreation attendants

Average annual salary: $24,800
Average hourly wage: $11.92
Total employment in Sacramento: 2,720

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Patrice_Audet // Pixabay

#11. Telemarketers

Average annual salary: $24,700
Average hourly wage: $11.88
Total employment in Sacramento: 530

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zstupar // Pixabay

#10. Personal care aides

Average annual salary: $24,680
Average hourly wage: $11.87
Total employment in Sacramento: 29,830

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manolofranco // Pixabay

#9. Material moving workers, all other

Average annual salary: $24,650
Average hourly wage: $11.85
Total employment in Sacramento: 450

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Bernardo Fuller US Navy // Wikimedia Commons

#8. Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials

Average annual salary: $24,640
Average hourly wage: $11.85
Total employment in Sacramento: 840

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USDAgov // flickr

#7. Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers

Average annual salary: $24,580
Average hourly wage: $11.82
Total employment in Sacramento: 150

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USDAgov // flickr

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

Average annual salary: $24,580
Average hourly wage: $11.82
Total employment in Sacramento: 23,770

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Pexels // Pixabay

#5. Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other

Average annual salary: $24,470
Average hourly wage: $11.77
Total employment in Sacramento: N/A

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Aurimas Adomavicius // flickr

#4. Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers

Average annual salary: $24,300
Average hourly wage: $11.69
Total employment in Sacramento: 760

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Paul Rysz // flickr

#3. Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers

Average annual salary: $24,180
Average hourly wage: $11.63
Total employment in Sacramento: 3,780

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skeeze // Pixabay

#2. Cooks, fast food

Average annual salary: $23,750
Average hourly wage: $11.42
Total employment in Sacramento: 6,890

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chefkeem // Pixabay

#1. Dishwashers

Average annual salary: $23,490
Average hourly wage: $11.29
Total employment in Sacramento: 4,090

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