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Lowest-paying jobs in Miami

  • Lowest-paying jobs in Miami
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    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
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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
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    #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
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    #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
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    #22. Packers and Packagers, Hand

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

  • #21. Teacher Assistants
    6/ US Department of Education // flickr

    #21. Teacher Assistants

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

  • #20. Baggage porters and bellhops
    7/ 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

  • #19. Maids and housekeeping cleaners
    8/ PortoBay Trade // flickr

    #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
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    #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
    10/ 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

  • #16. Food servers, non-restaurant
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    #16. Food servers, non-restaurant

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

  • #15. Slaughterers and meat packers
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    #15. Slaughterers and meat packers

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

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

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

  • #13. Gaming dealers
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    #13. Gaming dealers

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

  • #12. Shampooers
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    #12. Shampooers

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

  • #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: $21,340
    Average hourly wage: $10.26
    Total employment in Miami: 10,390

  • #10. Laundry and dry-cleaning workers
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    #10. Laundry and dry-cleaning workers

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

  • #9. Dishwashers
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    #9. Dishwashers

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

  • #8. Cashiers
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    #8. Cashiers

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

  • #7. Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop
    20/ 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

  • #6. Parking lot attendants
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    #6. Parking lot attendants

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

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

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

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

  • #3. Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers
    24/ 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

  • #2. Graders and sorters, agricultural products
    25/ USDAgov // flickr

    #2. Graders and sorters, agricultural products

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

  • #1. Graduate teaching assistants
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    #1. Graduate teaching assistants

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

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