The 10 Lowest Paying Jobs In Arkansas For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 1 month ago

Find a Job You Really Want In

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.

Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Copied!

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 Arkansas?

So to piggy-backing on our research into the highest paying jobs in Arkansas, 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 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers are the lowest paid people in Arkansas.

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

  1. Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
  2. Amusement and Recreation Attendants
  3. Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  4. Waiters and Waitresses
  5. Dishwashers
  6. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
  7. Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
  8. Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
  9. Graduate Teaching Assistants
  10. Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other

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

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

How we determined the lowest paid jobs in Arkansas

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 631 job classifications in Arkansas 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 Arkansas

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $19,920 $18,080 700
2 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $19,930 $18,370 1,670
3 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $19,960 $18,330 38,540
4 Waiters And Waitresses $20,040 $18,350 18,720
5 Dishwashers $20,280 $18,390 3,440
6 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $20,350 $18,460 2,170
7 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $20,360 $18,330 530
8 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $20,560 $18,530 1,390
9 Graduate Teaching Assistants $20,590 $18,300 3,160
10 Personal Care And Service Workers, All Other $20,760 $18,450 140
11 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $20,790 $18,380 2,040
12 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $20,820 $18,470 7,980
13 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $20,830 $18,460 2,520
14 Cooks, Fast Food $20,840 $18,490 3,950
15 Childcare Workers $20,900 $18,440 5,870
16 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $20,940 $18,160 130
17 Bartenders $21,140 $18,320 2,030
18 Teacher Assistants $21,190 $18,240 11,730
19 Cashiers $21,190 $18,510 31,660
20 Personal Care Aides $21,390 $18,470 16,820
21 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $21,500 $18,440 2,090
22 Crossing Guards $21,710 $18,280 110
23 Bus Drivers, School Or Special Client $21,880 $18,400 6,000
24 Legislators $21,970 $18,130 1,120
25 Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse $22,020 $18,350 610
26 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $22,030 $18,520 1,290
27 Funeral Attendants $22,180 $18,130 330
28 Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria $22,320 $18,570 6,310
29 Telemarketers $22,440 $18,650 2,420
30 Food Preparation Workers $22,810 $18,590 4,520
31 Pressers, Textile, Garment, And Related Materials $22,880 $18,780 270
32 Cooks, Restaurant $22,980 $18,780 10,910
33 Home Health Aides $23,070 $18,920 4,800
34 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $23,520 $18,630 15,930
35 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $23,540 $18,620 1,540
36 Library Assistants, Clerical $23,800 $18,750 510
37 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists $23,890 $18,400 1,770
38 Substitute Teachers $23,900 $18,300 2,770
39 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants $23,930 $18,750 160
40 Recreation Workers $24,040 $18,440 1,820
41 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $24,050 $18,640 1,600
42 Sewing Machine Operators $24,270 $19,030 910
43 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $24,350 $18,880 4,460
44 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $24,440 $19,500 30
45 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, And Illustrators $24,510 $18,360 90
46 Packers And Packagers, Hand $24,640 $19,010 4,300
47 Cooks, Short Order $24,900 $18,560 310
48 Psychiatric Aides $24,950 $19,150 340
49 Couriers And Messengers $24,990 $19,310 420
50 Nursing Assistants $25,080 $19,890 18,060
51 Bakers $25,250 $18,630 910
52 Material Moving Workers, All Other $25,280 $19,060 120
53 Pharmacy Aides $25,330 $18,710 340
54 Food Processing Workers, All Other $25,340 $20,700 4,930
55 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $25,500 $19,070 5,970
56 Retail Salespersons $25,610 $18,640 39,200
57 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $25,640 $19,210 980
58 Tailors, Dressmakers, And Custom Sewers $25,640 $18,940 60
59 Tellers $25,640 $19,940 5,280
60 Physical Therapist Aides $25,650 $19,000 240
61 Locker Room, Coatroom, And Dressing Room Attendants $25,660 $18,670 90
62 Orderlies $25,770 $18,890 540
63 Library Technicians $25,810 $18,680 450
64 Ambulance Drivers And Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians $25,990 $18,590 40
65 Helpers–Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Workers $26,060 $18,820 1,060
66 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service $26,090 $19,550 540
67 Counter And Rental Clerks $26,150 $18,660 4,310
68 Agricultural Equipment Operators $26,150 $18,620 500
69 Meat, Poultry, And Fish Cutters And Trimmers $26,170 $21,150 7,400
70 Graders And Sorters, Agricultural Products $26,190 $21,830 1,470
71 Floral Designers $26,220 $18,560 340
72 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $26,520 $19,010 19,080
73 Tire Repairers And Changers $26,580 $20,320 1,290
74 Textile, Apparel, And Furnishings Workers, All Other $26,610 $18,750 40
75 Laborers And Freight, Stock, And Material Movers, Hand $26,770 $19,290 21,760
76 Dietetic Technicians $26,920 $20,630 160
77 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, And Aquacultural Animals $26,950 $18,820 920
78 Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants $26,960 $19,660 1,490
79 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer $26,980 $19,810 260
80 Helpers–Production Workers $27,110 $20,290 10,960
81 Fence Erectors $27,180 $21,090 290
82 Receptionists And Information Clerks $27,200 $19,680 9,550
83 Upholsterers $27,460 $21,100 320
84 Slaughterers And Meat Packers $27,640 $22,680 1,640
85 Helpers–Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, And Stucco Masons $27,900 $20,140 130
86 Food Batchmakers $27,960 $20,900 2,150
87 Grinding And Polishing Workers, Hand $27,990 $20,100 580
88 Residential Advisors $28,060 $19,760 760
89 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Except Sawing $28,110 $20,060 1,140
90 Furniture Finishers $28,410 $20,580 80
91 Driver/sales Workers $28,480 $18,730 3,050
92 Rock Splitters, Quarry $28,500 $24,580 110
93 Psychiatric Technicians $28,570 $21,280 880
94 Machine Feeders And Offbearers $28,580 $20,220 2,130
95 Parts Salespersons $28,660 $18,950 3,580
96 Phlebotomists $28,690 $21,260 940
97 Helpers–Roofers $28,720 $26,100 50
98 Data Entry Keyers $28,750 $20,730 1,020
99 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News And Street Vendors, And Related Workers $28,880 $18,900 40
100 Transportation Workers, All Other $28,970 $21,540 40
Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary