The 10 Lowest Paying Jobs In Arizona For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Back in high school I had the best job you could have in high school, I worked at the local movie theater for minimum wage plus free popcorn and movies. I was happy to make minimum wage back then, but now I couldn’t imagine living on the $5.86/hr I was making.

All of this reminiscing got me wondering, who gets paid the least in Arizona?

So to piggy-backing on our research into the highest paying jobs in Arizona, we decided to use data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to identify the lowest paying jobs.

After combing through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we discovered that Crossing Guards are the lowest paid people in Arizona.

Here’s a quick look at the 10 lowest paying jobs in Arizona:

  1. Crossing Guards
  2. Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials
  3. Gaming Dealers
  4. Cooks, Fast Food
  5. Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  6. Dishwashers
  7. Personal Care Aides
  8. Parking Lot Attendants
  9. Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
  10. Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers

For more information on how much the lowest paying jobs pay, read on, or check out this other reading on Arizona:

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Arizona job scene here:

How we determined the lowest paid jobs in Arizona

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 672 job classifications in Arizona in order to identify those that get paid the least.

We will update the data annually as it becomes available from the BLS. The most recent data is as of May 2018.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Lowest Paying Jobs In Arizona

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Crossing Guards $23,300 $21,850 1,190
2 Pressers, Textile, Garment, And Related Materials $23,540 $21,850 660
3 Gaming Dealers $23,600 $21,840 2,700
4 Cooks, Fast Food $23,620 $21,850 17,500
5 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $24,040 $21,850 64,570
6 Dishwashers $24,190 $21,850 10,820
7 Personal Care Aides $24,440 $21,860 47,610
8 Parking Lot Attendants $24,610 $21,850 2,440
9 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $24,610 $21,850 16,750
10 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $24,770 $21,860 2,430
11 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $24,870 $21,850 8,610
12 Cashiers $24,970 $21,850 63,450
13 Food Preparation Workers $25,000 $21,860 14,220
14 Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse $25,120 $21,850 10,290
15 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $25,160 $21,850 2,870
16 Childcare Workers $25,160 $21,860 10,450
17 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $25,210 $21,860 5,100
18 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $25,440 $21,850 5,180
19 Home Health Aides $25,470 $22,240 17,570
20 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $25,530 $21,860 12,490
21 Locker Room, Coatroom, And Dressing Room Attendants $25,600 $21,850 510
22 Teacher Assistants $25,620 $21,860 25,540
23 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $25,670 $21,850 8,050
24 Entertainment Attendants And Related Workers, All Other $25,680 $21,840 30
25 Food Preparation And Serving Related Workers, All Other $25,730 $21,850 760
26 Motion Picture Projectionists $26,030 $21,840 110
27 Cooks, Short Order $26,090 $22,070 3,670
28 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $26,150 $21,850 9,520
29 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $26,410 $21,850 35,320
30 Orderlies $26,410 $22,460 800
31 Gaming Change Persons And Booth Cashiers $26,410 $21,850 1,450
32 Personal Care And Service Workers, All Other $26,580 $21,850 860
33 Manicurists And Pedicurists $26,640 $22,040 1,420
34 Packers And Packagers, Hand $26,780 $21,850 10,900
35 Retail Salespersons $27,050 $21,860 92,690
36 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $27,210 $21,850 380
37 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $27,210 $21,850 6,680
38 Counter And Rental Clerks $27,270 $21,850 7,610
39 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $27,320 $21,850 3,840
40 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $27,320 $21,850 5,550
41 Recreation Workers $27,420 $21,850 7,210
42 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Except Sawing $27,500 $22,250 1,130
43 Tire Repairers And Changers $27,520 $22,330 3,200
44 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $27,600 $21,920 4,220
45 Etchers And Engravers $27,610 $22,060 180
46 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants $27,700 $21,860 160
47 Floral Designers $27,800 $22,580 340
48 Food Batchmakers $27,830 $22,000 2,910
49 Gaming Cage Workers $27,920 $22,110 290
50 Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria $28,120 $22,250 5,570
51 Food Processing Workers, All Other $28,200 $22,260 270
52 Dietetic Technicians $28,250 $21,860 1,350
53 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $28,260 $21,850 880
54 Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants $28,320 $22,370 2,030
55 Cooks, Restaurant $28,330 $22,500 25,570
56 Physical Therapist Aides $28,360 $22,660 940
57 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $28,730 $22,540 21,690
58 Helpers–Production Workers $28,840 $22,170 3,690
59 Bakers $28,930 $21,950 2,690
60 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service $28,940 $22,910 960
61 Concierges $28,980 $22,440 980
62 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $29,000 $22,100 42,620
63 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists $29,010 $21,850 8,810
64 Library Assistants, Clerical $29,010 $22,100 1,360
65 Security Guards $29,200 $22,210 22,790
66 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $29,300 $23,220 2,780
67 Merchandise Displayers And Window Trimmers $29,390 $22,610 2,110
68 Fiberglass Laminators And Fabricators $29,410 $21,850 60
69 Funeral Attendants $29,620 $21,850 410
70 Tour And Travel Guides $29,740 $22,070 1,640
71 Driver/sales Workers $29,750 $21,850 10,020
72 Telemarketers $29,780 $22,530 8,980
73 Conveyor Operators And Tenders $29,850 $25,280 280
74 Painting, Coating, And Decorating Workers $29,870 $22,430 280
75 Mail Clerks And Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service $29,900 $22,570 1,220
76 Sewing Machine Operators $29,940 $22,100 1,900
77 Receptionists And Information Clerks $30,050 $22,590 22,820
78 Waiters And Waitresses $30,220 $21,850 48,830
79 Packaging And Filling Machine Operators And Tenders $30,350 $21,860 3,880
80 Tellers $30,370 $24,090 5,920
81 Cooks, All Other $30,410 $22,510 120
82 Couriers And Messengers $30,440 $21,860 1,370
83 Assemblers And Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers $30,460 $22,330 15,050
84 Textile, Apparel, And Furnishings Workers, All Other $30,470 $21,850 60
85 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Wood $30,510 $23,030 740
86 Print Binding And Finishing Workers $30,710 $21,850 450
87 Bus Drivers, School Or Special Client $30,730 $22,440 7,210
88 Plating And Coating Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic $30,770 $22,810 390
89 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $31,010 $22,050 6,820
90 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other $31,290 $21,860 990
91 Bartenders $31,320 $21,850 11,990
92 Machine Feeders And Offbearers $31,390 $22,620 390
93 Nursing Assistants $31,450 $25,300 14,750
94 Laborers And Freight, Stock, And Material Movers, Hand $31,460 $22,520 43,300
95 Cutters And Trimmers, Hand $31,720 $23,550 160
96 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators And Tenders $31,740 $22,820 30
97 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic $31,770 $24,790 90
98 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, And Aquacultural Animals $31,930 $22,370 410
99 Material Moving Workers, All Other $31,960 $23,900 170
100 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, And Samplers, Recordkeeping $31,970 $21,850 1,040
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