The 10 Lowest Paying Jobs In Connecticut 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 Connecticut?

So to piggy-backing on our research into the highest paying jobs in Connecticut, 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 Gaming Dealers are the lowest paid people in Connecticut.

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

  1. Gaming Dealers
  2. Dishwashers
  3. Manicurists and Pedicurists
  4. Baggage Porters and Bellhops
  5. Cashiers
  6. Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
  7. Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  8. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
  9. Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
  10. Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

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

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

How we determined the lowest paid jobs in Connecticut

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 617 job classifications in Connecticut 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 Connecticut

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Gaming Dealers $22,050 $21,780 460
2 Dishwashers $24,790 $21,800 6,090
3 Manicurists And Pedicurists $24,910 $21,800 3,610
4 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $25,000 $21,780 260
5 Cashiers $25,290 $21,920 45,940
6 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $25,520 $21,790 1,460
7 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $25,650 $21,940 28,120
8 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $25,700 $21,790 3,610
9 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $25,860 $21,840 6,970
10 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $25,860 $21,780 4,220
11 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $26,090 $21,790 2,540
12 Waiters And Waitresses $26,350 $21,460 29,660
13 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $26,360 $21,780 970
14 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $26,700 $22,200 2,980
15 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $26,850 $21,900 2,620
16 Bartenders $26,970 $21,780 8,560
17 Cooks, Fast Food $27,040 $21,790 4,980
18 Pressers, Textile, Garment, And Related Materials $27,210 $22,220 570
19 Personal Care Aides $27,300 $22,350 26,360
20 Childcare Workers $27,400 $22,270 9,490
21 Barbers $27,550 $24,440 50
22 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $27,690 $22,270 9,370
23 Parking Lot Attendants $28,190 $21,910 900
24 Locker Room, Coatroom, And Dressing Room Attendants $28,200 $22,040 370
25 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants $28,230 $21,810 220
26 Home Health Aides $28,240 $22,120 7,170
27 Gaming Service Workers, All Other $28,340 $21,790 40
28 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $28,530 $22,260 2,320
29 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $28,690 $22,140 4,550
30 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic $28,890 $22,410 240
31 Food Preparation Workers $28,940 $21,980 11,890
32 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $29,170 $21,820 3,100
33 Tire Repairers And Changers $29,190 $22,740 810
34 Tour And Travel Guides $29,320 $22,260 440
35 Cooks, Short Order $29,430 $21,790 1,590
36 Personal Care And Service Workers, All Other $29,760 $22,280 490
37 Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse $29,760 $22,310 790
38 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other $30,240 $21,600 230
39 Cooks, Restaurant $30,450 $22,860 13,100
40 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $30,470 $22,330 22,300
41 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $30,590 $22,450 3,770
42 Food Batchmakers $30,700 $22,380 1,500
43 Recreation Workers $30,930 $22,140 5,510
44 Food Cooking Machine Operators And Tenders $30,980 $22,470 210
45 Physical Therapist Aides $30,980 $22,360 350
46 Demonstrators And Product Promoters $31,240 $23,030 450
47 Bakers $31,240 $22,440 2,050
48 Meat, Poultry, And Fish Cutters And Trimmers $31,260 $21,730 220
49 Office And Administrative Support Workers, All Other $31,400 $21,750 6,160
50 Pharmacy Aides $31,460 $22,240 150
51 Dietetic Technicians $31,500 $21,830 390
52 Machine Feeders And Offbearers $31,580 $21,810 420
53 Textile, Apparel, And Furnishings Workers, All Other $31,640 $23,120 90
54 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other $32,010 $22,420 1,810
55 Material Moving Workers, All Other $32,360 $22,140 200
56 Cleaning, Washing, And Metal Pickling Equipment Operators And Tenders $32,590 $24,480 190
57 Laborers And Freight, Stock, And Material Movers, Hand $32,600 $22,870 28,120
58 Food Preparation And Serving Related Workers, All Other $32,910 $22,110 520
59 Retail Salespersons $32,910 $22,190 44,710
60 Food Processing Workers, All Other $32,940 $22,360 170
61 Funeral Attendants $33,010 $23,290 370
62 Library Assistants, Clerical $33,080 $22,620 1,670
63 Concierges $33,170 $22,560 210
64 Tellers $33,360 $26,360 5,290
65 Nursing Assistants $33,390 $25,770 22,150
66 Photographic Process Workers And Processing Machine Operators $33,410 $22,670 160
67 Occupational Therapy Aides $33,740 $22,210 100
68 Substitute Teachers $33,800 $22,630 6,000
69 Packers And Packagers, Hand $33,830 $22,470 7,410
70 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other $33,870 $24,060 100
71 Assemblers And Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers $34,070 $22,910 12,400
72 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists $34,140 $21,940 4,760
73 Mail Clerks And Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service $34,360 $23,070 1,860
74 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $34,360 $22,700 29,290
75 Couriers And Messengers $34,410 $23,980 540
76 Orderlies $34,450 $25,010 470
77 Pharmacy Technicians $34,530 $24,440 4,120
78 Teacher Assistants $34,650 $22,990 22,930
79 Driver/sales Workers $34,690 $21,810 3,970
80 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $34,850 $24,610 960
81 Grinding And Polishing Workers, Hand $34,850 $21,680 360
82 Receptionists And Information Clerks $34,860 $23,620 14,350
83 Helpers–Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Workers $34,890 $21,540 860
84 File Clerks $34,950 $23,070 840
85 Telemarketers $34,950 $21,810 1,030
86 Security Guards $34,950 $23,350 10,940
87 Helpers–Production Workers $35,090 $23,260 1,470
88 Sewing Machine Operators $35,120 $23,510 790
89 Counter And Rental Clerks $35,360 $22,730 3,860
90 Molding, Coremaking, And Casting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic $35,750 $22,960 1,460
91 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, And Aquacultural Animals $35,940 $21,820 170
92 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other $35,980 $27,320 40
93 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, And Kettle Operators And Tenders $36,050 $23,720 40
94 Rock Splitters, Quarry $36,060 $25,390 90
95 Print Binding And Finishing Workers $36,080 $23,370 750
96 Sales And Related Workers, All Other $36,230 $22,130 640
97 Foundry Mold And Coremakers $36,270 $26,960 60
98 Transportation Workers, All Other $36,400 $23,090 280
99 Molders, Shapers, And Casters, Except Metal And Plastic $36,480 $23,850 140
100 Floral Designers $36,530 $23,620 550
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