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Lowest-paying jobs in Pittsburgh

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LifeOpenSourced.com // flickr

Lowest-paying jobs in Pittsburgh

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 Pittsburgh, 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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YellowstoneNPS // flickr

#25. Motor vehicle operators, all other

Average annual salary: $22,880
Average hourly wage: $11.00
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 680

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C.bazin // Wikimedia Commons

#24. Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians

Average annual salary: $22,820
Average hourly wage: $10.97
Total employment in Pittsburgh: N/A

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LifeOpenSourced.com // flickr

#23. Non-farm animal caretakers

Average annual salary: $22,730
Average hourly wage: $10.93
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 1,570

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Zielinska // Pixabay

#22. Library assistants, clerical

Average annual salary: $22,650
Average hourly wage: $10.89
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 1,240

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Hunter Brady US Air Force // Wikimedia Commons

#21. Childcare workers

Average annual salary: $22,560
Average hourly wage: $10.85
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 4,020

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kaicho20 // Pixabay

#20. Waiters and waitresses

Average annual salary: $22,520
Average hourly wage: $10.83
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 21,470

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DariuszSankowski // Pixabay

#19. Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

Average annual salary: $22,250
Average hourly wage: $10.70
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 2,040

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Pixabay

#18. Bartenders

Average annual salary: $21,940
Average hourly wage: $10.55
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 7,280

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Bernardo Fuller US Navy // Wikimedia Commons

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

Average annual salary: $21,520
Average hourly wage: $10.34
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 280

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USDAgov // flickr

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

Average annual salary: $21,320
Average hourly wage: $10.25
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 170

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ubrayj02 // flickr

#15. Bicycle repairers

Average annual salary: $21,280
Average hourly wage: $10.23
Total employment in Pittsburgh: N/A

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Yellow Sky Photography // flickr

#14. Manicurists and pedicurists

Average annual salary: $21,150
Average hourly wage: $10.17
Total employment in Pittsburgh: N/A

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rsuehle // flickr

#13. Amusement and recreation attendants

Average annual salary: $21,110
Average hourly wage: $10.15
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 2,140

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ILO in Asia and the Pacific // flickr

#12. Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks

Average annual salary: $21,100
Average hourly wage: $10.14
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 1,680

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Paul Rysz // flickr

#11. Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers

Average annual salary: $21,090
Average hourly wage: $10.14
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 3,250

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Pixabay

#10. Barbers

Average annual salary: $20,450
Average hourly wage: $9.83
Total employment in Pittsburgh: N/A

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Sam Howzit // flickr

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

Average annual salary: $20,280
Average hourly wage: $9.75
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 3,970

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StockSnap // Pixabay

#8. Cooks, short order

Average annual salary: $20,110
Average hourly wage: $9.67
Total employment in Pittsburgh: N/A

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chefkeem // Pixabay

#7. Dishwashers

Average annual salary: $19,860
Average hourly wage: $9.55
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 4,720

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USDAgov // flickr

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

Average annual salary: $19,680
Average hourly wage: $9.46
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 28,690

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USDAgov // flickr

#5. Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop

Average annual salary: $19,650
Average hourly wage: $9.45
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 3,010

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Walmart Corporate // flickr

#4. Cashiers

Average annual salary: $19,550
Average hourly wage: $9.40
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 28,110

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skeeze // Pixabay

#3. Cooks, fast food

Average annual salary: $19,340
Average hourly wage: $9.30
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 1,760

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Davide D'Amico // Wikimedia Commons

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

Average annual salary: $19,170
Average hourly wage: $9.22
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 890

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SocialButterflyMMG // Pixabay

#1. Shampooers

Average annual salary: $17,530
Average hourly wage: $8.43
Total employment in Pittsburgh: 210

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