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Lowest-paying jobs in San Antonio

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Hunter Brady US Air Force // Wikimedia Commons

Lowest-paying jobs in San Antonio

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 San Antonio, 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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USDAgov // flickr

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

Average annual salary: $22,180
Average hourly wage: $10.66
Total employment in San Antonio: 360

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emirkrasnic // Pixabay

#24. Helpers - production workers

Average annual salary: $22,100
Average hourly wage: $10.63
Total employment in San Antonio: 2,700

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runneralan2004 // flickr

#23. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators

Average annual salary: $22,040
Average hourly wage: $10.60
Total employment in San Antonio: 150

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Simon Law // Wikimedia Commons

#22. Laundry and dry-cleaning workers

Average annual salary: $22,000
Average hourly wage: $10.58
Total employment in San Antonio: 1,630

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Hunter Brady US Air Force // Wikimedia Commons

#21. Childcare workers

Average annual salary: $21,950
Average hourly wage: $10.55
Total employment in San Antonio: 4,530

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woodleywonderworks // Wikimedia Commons

#20. Substitute teachers

Average annual salary: $21,640
Average hourly wage: $10.40
Total employment in San Antonio: 5,330

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StockSnap // Pixabay

#19. Cooks, short order

Average annual salary: $21,630
Average hourly wage: $10.40
Total employment in San Antonio: 1,180

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stevendepolo // flickr

#18. Parking lot attendants

Average annual salary: $21,620
Average hourly wage: $10.40
Total employment in San Antonio: 790

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rsuehle // flickr

#17. Amusement and recreation attendants

Average annual salary: $21,520
Average hourly wage: $10.34
Total employment in San Antonio: 2,970

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Aurimas Adomavicius // flickr

#16. Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers

Average annual salary: $21,520
Average hourly wage: $10.34
Total employment in San Antonio: N/A

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Walmart Corporate // flickr

#15. Cashiers

Average annual salary: $21,390
Average hourly wage: $10.28
Total employment in San Antonio: 24,250

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PortoBay Trade // flickr

#14. Maids and housekeeping cleaners

Average annual salary: $21,370
Average hourly wage: $10.27
Total employment in San Antonio: 6,640

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chefkeem // Pixabay

#13. Dishwashers

Average annual salary: $21,130
Average hourly wage: $10.16
Total employment in San Antonio: 2,950

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USDAgov // flickr

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

Average annual salary: $21,010
Average hourly wage: $10.10
Total employment in San Antonio: 3,800

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USDAgov // flickr

#11. Graders and sorters, agricultural products

Average annual salary: $20,600
Average hourly wage: $9.90
Total employment in San Antonio: N/A

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Misternomer // Wikimedia Commons

#10. Public address system and other announcers

Average annual salary: $20,600
Average hourly wage: $9.90
Total employment in San Antonio: N/A

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USDAgov // flickr

#9. Textile-cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders

Average annual salary: $20,460
Average hourly wage: $9.84
Total employment in San Antonio: N/A

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Paul Rysz // flickr

#8. Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers

Average annual salary: $20,170
Average hourly wage: $9.70
Total employment in San Antonio: 3,800

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Davide D'Amico // Wikimedia Commons

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

Average annual salary: $20,160
Average hourly wage: $9.69
Total employment in San Antonio: 1,640

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Sam Howzit // flickr

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

Average annual salary: $20,080
Average hourly wage: $9.66
Total employment in San Antonio: 3,900

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raw pixel // Pixabay

#5. Home health aides

Average annual salary: $20,030
Average hourly wage: $9.63
Total employment in San Antonio: 6,870

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skeeze // Pixabay

#4. Cooks, fast food

Average annual salary: $19,760
Average hourly wage: $9.50
Total employment in San Antonio: 2,850

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Bernardo Fuller US Navy // Wikimedia Commons

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

Average annual salary: $19,680
Average hourly wage: $9.46
Total employment in San Antonio: 620

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USDAgov // flickr

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

Average annual salary: $19,620
Average hourly wage: $9.44
Total employment in San Antonio: 37,230

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zstupar // Pixabay

#1. Personal care aides

Average annual salary: $19,430
Average hourly wage: $9.34
Total employment in San Antonio: 22,600

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