Employment and wages for the lowest paying occupations, May 2011

Occupations with the lowest median wages, May 2011
Occupation title Median wage Employment

Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

$ 18,230 2,799,430

Cooks, Fast Food

18,300 502,450

Dishwashers

18,360 504,280

Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

18,420 391,290

Shampooers

18,420 13,240

Gaming Dealers

18,460 88,370

Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop

18,510 441,830

Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop

18,560 329,070

Waiters and Waitresses

18,570 2,289,010

Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers

18,610 105,560

Amusement and Recreation Attendants

18,650 253,110

Models

18,670 2,760

Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

18,690 233,280

Cashiers

18,820 3,314,870

Bartenders

18,850 512,230

Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers

18,900 123,140

Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products

19,080 40,970

Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants

19,250 18,410

Food Preparation Workers

19,270 775,140

Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

19,390 877,980

 

Last Modified Date: January 15, 2013