These Are The 100 Lowest Paying Jobs In Delaware

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. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
  3. Cooks, Fast Food
  4. Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
  5. Shampooers
  6. Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  7. Dishwashers
  8. Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials
  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 443 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 2016.

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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 $18,810 $17,420 1,270
2 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $19,330 $17,470 1,770
3 Cooks, Fast Food $19,400 $17,530 720
4 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $19,540 $17,500 140
5 Shampooers $19,650 $17,540 370
6 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $20,120 $17,550 11,720
7 Dishwashers $20,170 $17,530 1,520
8 Pressers, Textile, Garment, And Related Materials $20,410 $17,750 40
9 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $20,780 $17,520 1,320
10 Cashiers $20,900 $17,620 11,800
11 Childcare Workers $21,910 $17,680 1,580
12 Parking Lot Attendants $21,960 $17,770 310
13 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $21,980 $17,670 1,420
14 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $21,990 $17,700 310
15 Cooks, Short Order $22,210 $17,710 120
16 Tire Repairers And Changers $22,310 $17,740 150
17 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $22,310 $17,760 660
18 Waiters And Waitresses $22,520 $17,620 6,950
19 Food Preparation Workers $22,820 $17,780 2,010
20 Food Preparation And Serving Related Workers, All Other $22,850 $17,550 120
21 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $23,020 $17,690 1,130
22 Bartenders $23,040 $17,670 2,110
23 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $23,170 $17,780 920
24 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $23,280 $17,780 730
25 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $23,340 $17,950 2,120
26 Personal Care Aides $23,370 $20,400 3,880
27 Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants $23,420 $18,340 240
28 Manicurists And Pedicurists $23,450 $17,810 260
29 Physical Therapist Aides $23,790 $18,980 440
30 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators And Tenders $23,800 $17,750 50
31 Library Assistants, Clerical $23,800 $18,650 480
32 Tour Guides And Escorts $23,950 $18,330 250
33 Slaughterers And Meat Packers $23,960 $18,410 410
34 Graders And Sorters, Agricultural Products $24,240 $19,150 140
35 Meat, Poultry, And Fish Cutters And Trimmers $24,620 $19,210 4,270
36 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $24,740 $17,830 30
37 Cooks, Restaurant $24,980 $18,200 4,100
38 Food Batchmakers $25,020 $21,030 210
39 Retail Salespersons $25,040 $17,860 17,750
40 Residential Advisors $25,150 $19,620 310
41 Cleaning, Washing, And Metal Pickling Equipment Operators And Tenders $25,220 $18,300 160
42 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $25,220 $18,020 5,440
43 Helpers–Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Workers $25,520 $19,310 480
44 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $25,600 $20,200 530
45 Bakers $25,750 $18,070 410
46 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service $26,100 $18,850 210
47 Floral Designers $26,220 $18,180 110
48 Receptionists And Information Clerks $26,230 $19,120 2,440
49 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $26,290 $18,480 650
50 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $26,310 $18,200 8,630
51 Security Guards $26,440 $19,820 3,490
52 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $26,570 $19,940 220
53 Protective Service Workers, All Other $26,600 $18,720 310
54 Helpers–Carpenters $26,680 $20,710 230
55 Food Processing Workers, All Other $26,780 $19,850 250
56 Helpers–Electricians $27,040 $19,720 180
57 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, And Samplers, Recordkeeping $27,250 $17,760 220
58 Helpers–Production Workers $27,430 $19,010 340
59 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, And Aquacultural Animals $27,620 $20,580 160
60 Demonstrators And Product Promoters $27,850 $18,550 280
61 Recreation Workers $27,890 $18,160 890
62 Driver/sales Workers $27,910 $17,770 1,590
63 Mail Clerks And Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service $28,040 $18,710 460
64 Laborers And Freight, Stock, And Material Movers, Hand $28,330 $19,020 5,400
65 Tellers $28,440 $21,220 1,360
66 Photographic Process Workers And Processing Machine Operators $28,800 $20,980 70
67 Counselors, All Other $28,970 $20,510 70
68 Helpers–Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, And Steamfitters $28,970 $24,980 130
69 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $28,980 $19,990 2,020
70 Food Cooking Machine Operators And Tenders $29,000 $22,300 50
71 Nursing Assistants $29,000 $22,250 5,270
72 Ambulance Drivers And Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians $29,140 $21,110 60
73 Office Clerks, General $29,280 $18,610 6,380
74 Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse $29,340 $18,090 120
75 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $29,390 $20,640 3,050
76 Funeral Attendants $29,820 $18,710 200
77 Packaging And Filling Machine Operators And Tenders $29,940 $18,970 730
78 Animal Trainers $29,970 $18,440 50
79 Molders, Shapers, And Casters, Except Metal And Plastic $30,290 $21,820 80
80 Sewing Machine Operators $30,430 $19,630 130
81 Assemblers And Fabricators, All Other $30,520 $19,420 570
82 File Clerks $30,560 $20,260 490
83 Shipping, Receiving, And Traffic Clerks $30,780 $22,290 3,260
84 Cutting, Punching, And Press Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic $30,790 $21,490 220
85 Merchandise Displayers And Window Trimmers $30,800 $18,990 430
86 Orderlies $30,850 $23,910 380
87 Order Clerks $30,970 $20,550 490
88 Helpers–Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, And Stucco Masons $31,090 $21,110 30
89 Home Health Aides $31,290 $21,140 1,690
90 Veterinary Technologists And Technicians $31,310 $23,820 380
91 Dietetic Technicians $31,350 $21,490 120
92 Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria $31,430 $22,000 2,670
93 Crossing Guards $31,530 $22,630 470
94 Helpers–Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, And Tile And Marble Setters $31,540 $25,560 90
95 Medical Transcriptionists $31,620 $21,560 160
96 Medical Assistants $31,630 $23,240 2,130
97 Gaming Surveillance Officers And Gaming Investigators $31,630 $21,630 80
98 Tailors, Dressmakers, And Custom Sewers $31,880 $23,480 50
99 Pharmacy Technicians $31,920 $21,390 1,460
100 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal And Plastic $32,010 $21,400 70
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