The 10 Lowest Paying Jobs In Delaware 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 Delaware?

So to piggy-backing on our research into the highest paying jobs in Delaware, 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 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers are the lowest paid people in Delaware.

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

  1. Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
  2. Shampooers
  3. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
  4. Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  5. Amusement and Recreation Attendants
  6. Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
  7. Dishwashers
  8. Cooks, Fast Food
  9. Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
  10. Cashiers

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

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

How we determined the lowest paid jobs in Delaware

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 463 job classifications in Delaware 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 Delaware

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $19,390 $17,820 1,380
2 Shampooers $19,560 $17,760 270
3 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $19,850 $18,100 1,620
4 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $20,830 $18,150 11,390
5 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $21,140 $18,200 1,390
6 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $21,150 $17,900 170
7 Dishwashers $21,350 $18,470 1,640
8 Cooks, Fast Food $21,450 $18,530 710
9 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $21,690 $18,410 1,600
10 Cashiers $22,220 $18,450 13,820
11 Cooks, Short Order $22,230 $18,590 80
12 Childcare Workers $22,300 $18,410 1,070
13 Food Preparation Workers $22,360 $18,240 2,480
14 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $22,820 $18,780 310
15 Parking Lot Attendants $23,560 $18,450 290
16 Waiters And Waitresses $23,690 $18,200 8,010
17 Personal Care Aides $23,840 $20,500 4,930
18 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $23,870 $18,560 630
19 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $23,940 $18,420 2,050
20 Library Assistants, Clerical $24,250 $19,650 490
21 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $24,470 $18,520 960
22 Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants $24,550 $19,810 210
23 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $24,700 $18,740 1,040
24 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $24,810 $18,560 680
25 Manicurists And Pedicurists $24,900 $18,580 410
26 Food Preparation And Serving Related Workers, All Other $25,060 $17,630 120
27 Bartenders $25,310 $18,490 2,290
28 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $25,660 $18,500 710
29 Physical Therapist Aides $26,050 $20,800 240
30 Bakers $26,090 $18,890 350
31 Residential Advisors $26,120 $21,220 350
32 Retail Salespersons $26,330 $18,700 15,000
33 Meat, Poultry, And Fish Cutters And Trimmers $26,430 $21,390 5,540
34 Graders And Sorters, Agricultural Products $26,690 $21,970 150
35 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $26,800 $18,530 30
36 Protective Service Workers, All Other $26,810 $19,710 310
37 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $27,110 $19,470 4,770
38 Receptionists And Information Clerks $27,160 $19,200 2,400
39 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $27,330 $21,460 500
40 Cooks, Restaurant $27,430 $19,680 4,590
41 Tour And Travel Guides $27,460 $19,650 270
42 Merchandise Displayers And Window Trimmers $27,740 $18,960 620
43 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $27,750 $20,230 270
44 Concierges $28,020 $20,310 40
45 Helpers–Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Workers $28,020 $18,840 800
46 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, And Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic $28,230 $20,430 40
47 Slaughterers And Meat Packers $28,280 $21,040 390
48 Security Guards $28,370 $20,600 3,430
49 Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse $28,390 $18,520 190
50 Recreation Workers $28,430 $19,030 920
51 Sewing Machine Operators $28,530 $21,430 170
52 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $28,530 $19,960 8,720
53 Laborers And Freight, Stock, And Material Movers, Hand $28,560 $20,670 4,960
54 Helpers–Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, And Steamfitters $28,770 $20,260 260
55 Demonstrators And Product Promoters $28,900 $20,830 310
56 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $28,910 $20,270 2,150
57 Food Processing Workers, All Other $28,960 $24,870 340
58 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, And Samplers, Recordkeeping $29,060 $18,920 260
59 Machine Feeders And Offbearers $29,090 $25,320 200
60 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service $29,090 $21,210 220
61 Floral Designers $29,180 $19,340 90
62 Ambulance Drivers And Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians $29,240 $22,440 60
63 Helpers–Carpenters $29,290 $21,310 330
64 Helpers–Production Workers $29,380 $19,030 410
65 File Clerks $29,510 $19,640 590
66 Home Health Aides $29,560 $20,410 1,620
67 Tailors, Dressmakers, And Custom Sewers $29,680 $20,860 60
68 Electrical, Electronic, And Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, And Finishers $30,170 $22,210 290
69 Office Clerks, General $30,370 $19,530 6,460
70 Couriers And Messengers $30,420 $21,910 290
71 Tellers $30,670 $23,110 1,560
72 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $30,690 $22,270 3,460
73 Gaming And Sports Book Writers And Runners $30,720 $21,170 60
74 Nursing Assistants $30,780 $25,210 4,850
75 Umpires, Referees, And Other Sports Officials $30,960 $18,520 90
76 Shipping, Receiving, And Traffic Clerks $31,330 $19,480 2,340
77 Teacher Assistants $31,400 $19,890 3,790
78 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer $31,890 $20,630 170
79 Gaming Surveillance Officers And Gaming Investigators $31,960 $24,400 40
80 Mail Clerks And Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service $31,970 $21,690 400
81 Dietetic Technicians $32,030 $22,640 100
82 Tire Repairers And Changers $32,060 $20,060 220
83 Bailiffs $32,160 $28,780 90
84 Helpers–Roofers $32,290 $26,160 60
85 Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria $32,620 $22,220 2,650
86 Orderlies $32,820 $26,950 360
87 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, And Aquacultural Animals $32,890 $25,980 110
88 Data Entry Keyers $32,970 $23,590 590
89 Psychiatric Technicians $32,970 $26,610 130
90 Packaging And Filling Machine Operators And Tenders $33,000 $20,540 850
91 Helpers–Electricians $33,020 $19,830 270
92 Medical Transcriptionists $33,220 $21,050 110
93 Crossing Guards $33,280 $21,530 430
94 Medical Assistants $33,350 $23,770 2,560
95 Photographic Process Workers And Processing Machine Operators $33,410 $20,040 40
96 Counter And Rental Clerks $33,450 $21,430 1,280
97 Assemblers And Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers $33,480 $22,400 1,370
98 Social And Human Service Assistants $33,590 $24,790 840
99 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, And Applicators, Vegetation $33,640 $24,310 50
100 Cutting, Punching, And Press Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic $33,990 $23,850 200
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