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Lowest-paying jobs in Miami

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skeeze // Pixabay

Lowest-paying jobs in Miami

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 Miami, 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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r. nial bradshaw // flickr

#25. Driver/sales workers

Average annual salary: $23,580
Average hourly wage: $11.34
Total employment in Miami: 6,140

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skeeze // Pixabay

#24. Cooks, fast food

Average annual salary: $23,560
Average hourly wage: $11.33
Total employment in Miami: 3,810

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ttarasiuk// flickr

#23. Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

Average annual salary: $23,350
Average hourly wage: $11.23
Total employment in Miami: 40,720

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cultivar413 // flickr

#22. Packers and Packagers, Hand

Average annual salary: $23,200
Average hourly wage: $11.15
Total employment in Miami: 15,960

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US Department of Education // flickr

#21. Teacher Assistants

Average annual salary: $23,100
Average hourly wage: N/A
Total employment in Miami: 10,530

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Digiart2001 | jason.kuffer// flickr

#20. Baggage porters and bellhops

Average annual salary: $22,940
Average hourly wage: $11.03
Total employment in Miami: 2,390

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PortoBay Trade // flickr

#19. Maids and housekeeping cleaners

Average annual salary: $22,720
Average hourly wage: $10.92
Total employment in Miami: 23,890

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Sam Howzit // flickr

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

Average annual salary: $22,560
Average hourly wage: $10.85
Total employment in Miami: 9,350

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Hunter Brady US Air Force // Wikimedia Commons

#17. Childcare workers

Average annual salary: $22,410
Average hourly wage: $10.77
Total employment in Miami: 12,110

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raw pixel // Pixabay

#16. Food servers, non-restaurant

Average annual salary: $22,280
Average hourly wage: $10.71
Total employment in Miami: 4,440

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Jai79 // Pixabay

#15. Slaughterers and meat packers

Average annual salary: $21,940
Average hourly wage: $10.55
Total employment in Miami: 190

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Bernardo Fuller US Navy // Wikimedia Commons

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

Average annual salary: $21,850
Average hourly wage: $10.51
Total employment in Miami: 1,630

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Ppntori // Wikimedia Commons

#13. Gaming dealers

Average annual salary: $21,750
Average hourly wage: $10.46
Total employment in Miami: 1,700

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SocialButterflyMMG // Pixabay

#12. Shampooers

Average annual salary: $21,630
Average hourly wage: $10.40
Total employment in Miami: 460

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Paul Rysz // flickr

#11. Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers

Average annual salary: $21,340
Average hourly wage: $10.26
Total employment in Miami: 10,390

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Simon Law // Wikimedia Commons

#10. Laundry and dry-cleaning workers

Average annual salary: $21,230
Average hourly wage: $10.21
Total employment in Miami: 6,230

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chefkeem // Pixabay

#9. Dishwashers

Average annual salary: $21,200
Average hourly wage: $10.19
Total employment in Miami: 12,140

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Walmart Corporate // flickr

#8. Cashiers

Average annual salary: $21,080
Average hourly wage: $10.14
Total employment in Miami: 69,630

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USDAgov // flickr

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

Average annual salary: $21,010
Average hourly wage: $10.10
Total employment in Miami: 12,890

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stevendepolo // flickr

#6. Parking lot attendants

Average annual salary: $20,950
Average hourly wage: $10.07
Total employment in Miami: 9,050

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USDAgov // flickr

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

Average annual salary: $20,850
Average hourly wage: $10.02
Total employment in Miami: 3,150

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USDAgov // flickr

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

Average annual salary: $20,510
Average hourly wage: $9.86
Total employment in Miami: 61,790

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Aurimas Adomavicius // flickr

#3. Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers

Average annual salary: $19,460
Average hourly wage: $9.35
Total employment in Miami: 2,370

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USDAgov // flickr

#2. Graders and sorters, agricultural products

Average annual salary: $19,210
Average hourly wage: $9.24
Total employment in Miami: 610

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Alexas_Fotos // Pixabay

#1. Graduate teaching assistants

Average annual salary: $19,030
Average hourly wage: N/A
Total employment in Miami: 1,960

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