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Lowest-paying jobs in Pittsburgh

  • Lowest-paying jobs in Pittsburgh
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    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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  • #25. Motor vehicle operators, all other
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    #25. Motor vehicle operators, all other

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

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

  • #23. Non-farm animal caretakers
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    #23. Non-farm animal caretakers

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

  • #22. Library assistants, clerical
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    #22. Library assistants, clerical

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

  • #21. Childcare workers
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    #21. Childcare workers

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

  • #20. Waiters and waitresses
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    #20. Waiters and waitresses

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

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

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

  • #18. Bartenders
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    #18. Bartenders

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

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

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

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

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

  • #15. Bicycle repairers
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    #15. Bicycle repairers

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

  • #14. Manicurists and pedicurists
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    #14. Manicurists and pedicurists

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • #10. Barbers
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    #10. Barbers

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

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

  • #8. Cooks, short order
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    #8. Cooks, short order

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

  • #7. Dishwashers
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    #7. Dishwashers

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

  • #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: $19,680
    Average hourly wage: $9.46
    Total employment in Pittsburgh: 28,690

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

  • #4. Cashiers
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    #4. Cashiers

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

  • #3. Cooks, fast food
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    #3. Cooks, fast food

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

  • #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: $19,170
    Average hourly wage: $9.22
    Total employment in Pittsburgh: 890

  • #1. Shampooers
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    #1. Shampooers

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

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