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Lowest-paying jobs in Miami

  • 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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  • #25. Driver/sales workers

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

  • #24. Cooks, fast food

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

  • #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

  • #22. Packers and Packagers, Hand

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

  • #21. Teacher Assistants

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

  • #20. Baggage porters and bellhops

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

  • #19. Maids and housekeeping cleaners

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

  • #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

  • #17. Childcare workers

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

  • #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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