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Lowest-paying jobs in San Antonio

  • Lowest-paying jobs in San Antonio
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    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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  • #25. Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse
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    #25. Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse

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

  • #24. Helpers - production workers
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    #24. Helpers - production workers

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

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

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

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

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

  • #21. Childcare workers
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    #21. Childcare workers

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

  • #20. Substitute teachers
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    #20. Substitute teachers

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

  • #19. Cooks, short order
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    #19. Cooks, short order

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

  • #18. Parking lot attendants
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    #18. Parking lot attendants

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

  • #17. Amusement and recreation attendants
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    #17. Amusement and recreation attendants

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

  • #16. Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers
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    #16. Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers

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

  • #15. Cashiers
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    #15. Cashiers

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

  • #14. Maids and housekeeping cleaners
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    #14. Maids and housekeeping cleaners

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

  • #13. Dishwashers
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    #13. Dishwashers

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

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

  • #11. Graders and sorters, agricultural products
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    #11. Graders and sorters, agricultural products

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

  • #10. Public address system and other announcers
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    #10. Public address system and other announcers

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

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

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

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

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

  • #5. Home health aides
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    #5. Home health aides

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

  • #4. Cooks, fast food
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    #4. Cooks, fast food

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

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

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

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

  • #1. Personal care aides
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    #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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