Besides talking about highest paying jobs in America, being one of the main criteria people take into consideration when enrolling a university or attending training, it is also of a huge importance to discuss those jobs that are poorly paid. It is why this list with deal with lowest paying jobs in America, and in most cases, you will not be surprised. It is also important to know that the biggest economic crisis in the U.S. actually occurred in 2008 and 2009 and that even today the consequences may be felt. It has definitely recovered a little bit, but this enormously affected the amount of salary for certain jobs, especially those on the “blue-collar” list. What remained unchanged is that the lowest salaries are still present in retail and food services companies in recent years, but it seems that the situation will improve in the following period. You would maybe expect that the list will contain professions such as a plumber, electrician, painter, and some other similar jobs, but that is not the case. Check out the list inspired by NBC News, and see whether maybe your dream job is there. If it is, rethink your decision and make another choice. Remember, doing what you love is great – but that will not pay your bills by the end of the month!
- Food services
If you work in food services in America, you may expect to earn around $8.71 an hour, which may be around $18,000 annually. You have to admit that this is rather a poor wage, especially if you work at fast food, having to spend a whole day standing.
Similarly like with food services, dishwashers have an average wage of $8.81 an hour. Florida is the state with the lowest hourly wage for the job, being $8.62, while dishwashers in Nevada may earn up to $11.29 an hour.
In America, cashiers make around $9.15 an hour, which is approximately around $19,000 annually. This job is in most cases performed by college students, as it is mostly done part-time, being an excellent opportunity for those who cannot work all day.
- Hosts and hostesses
If you want to become a host or hostess, make sure to be aware of the fact that the average wage is $9.23 an hour, again being not more than $19,000 a year. This job is not easy at all, although it may seem so.
- Amusement park attendants
Amusement park attendants have an average wage of $9.57 an hour, but Florida again has the worst conditions in America, as it pays around $8.90 an hour for this job. However, this may be an interesting and adventurous position!
- Movie theater ushers, ticket takers
If you are a movie lover, the best thing about this job is the fact that you will get to watch all of the movie premiers for free. But, the hourly wage for this rather demanding job is $9.43, making it one of the lowest paying jobs in America.
If you take into consideration that farm workers get to be paid around $9.51 an hour, and the fact that this job is usually seasonal, strenuous and dangerous, you will realize that the dream about a healthy village life is actually – just a dream!