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Lowest-paying jobs in Sacramento

  • Lowest-paying jobs in Sacramento
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    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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  • #25. Cashiers
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    #25. Cashiers

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

  • #24. Cleaners of vehicles and equipment
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    #24. Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

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

  • #23. Childcare workers
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    #23. Childcare workers

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

  • #22. Gaming dealers
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    #22. Gaming dealers

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

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

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

  • #20. Food preparation workers
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    #20. Food preparation workers

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • #16. Recreation workers
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    #16. Recreation workers

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

  • #15. Food processing workers, all other
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    #15. Food processing workers, all other

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

  • #14. Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks
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    #14. Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks

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

  • #13. Cooks, short order
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    #13. Cooks, short order

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

  • #12. Amusement and recreation attendants
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    #12. Amusement and recreation attendants

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

  • #11. Telemarketers
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    #11. Telemarketers

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

  • #10. Personal care aides
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    #10. Personal care aides

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

  • #9. Material moving workers, all other
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    #9. Material moving workers, all other

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

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

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

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

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

  • #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: $24,580
    Average hourly wage: $11.82
    Total employment in Sacramento: 23,770

  • #5. Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other
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    #5. Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other

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

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

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

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

  • #2. Cooks, fast food
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    #2. Cooks, fast food

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

  • #1. Dishwashers
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    #1. Dishwashers

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

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