These Are The 100 Lowest Paying Jobs In Florida

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 Florida?

So to piggy-backing on our research into the highest paying jobs in Florida, 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 Graders And Sorters, Agricultural Products are the lowest paid people in Florida.

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

  1. Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products
  2. Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
  3. Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  4. Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
  5. Parking Lot Attendants
  6. Cashiers
  7. Dishwashers
  8. Cooks, Fast Food
  9. Tire Repairers and Changers
  10. Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

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

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

How we determined the lowest paid jobs in Florida

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 669 job classifications in Florida 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 Florida

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Graders And Sorters, Agricultural Products $19,390 $17,480 2,650
2 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $19,740 $17,410 7,810
3 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $20,050 $17,560 228,350
4 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $20,280 $17,560 37,770
5 Parking Lot Attendants $20,350 $17,570 17,190
6 Cashiers $20,540 $17,650 240,010
7 Dishwashers $20,680 $17,660 36,330
8 Cooks, Fast Food $21,120 $17,660 11,160
9 Tire Repairers And Changers $21,370 $17,420 7,560
10 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $21,560 $17,650 18,970
11 Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse $21,590 $17,640 13,350
12 Childcare Workers $21,610 $17,730 35,760
13 Shampooers $21,690 $17,900 1,020
14 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $21,690 $17,680 28,930
15 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $21,720 $17,650 32,270
16 Packers And Packagers, Hand $21,790 $17,690 37,120
17 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $21,830 $17,810 82,510
18 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $22,180 $17,580 34,940
19 Pressers, Textile, Garment, And Related Materials $22,430 $17,880 3,360
20 Personal Care Aides $22,460 $17,820 25,020
21 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $22,610 $17,620 13,840
22 Food Preparation Workers $22,950 $17,920 58,490
23 Slaughterers And Meat Packers $23,000 $17,830 360
24 Motion Picture Projectionists $23,060 $17,740 910
25 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $23,140 $17,840 121,760
26 Residential Advisors $23,160 $17,890 6,150
27 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $23,220 $18,280 18,910
28 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $23,400 $17,730 25,650
29 Home Health Aides $23,410 $18,380 25,560
30 Orderlies $23,450 $18,540 2,730
31 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $23,740 $17,710 10,800
32 Gaming Dealers $23,780 $17,550 3,540
33 Security Guards $23,810 $18,010 85,510
34 Psychiatric Aides $23,890 $19,350 1,760
35 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $23,930 $17,860 11,830
36 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $23,970 $17,940 10,820
37 Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants $24,000 $17,960 4,210
38 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News And Street Vendors, And Related Workers $24,160 $19,580 280
39 Crossing Guards $24,200 $18,690 4,190
40 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, And Aquacultural Animals $24,250 $18,170 920
41 Gaming Cage Workers $24,320 $18,190 590
42 Cooks, Short Order $24,340 $18,200 6,550
43 Helpers–Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, And Tile And Marble Setters $24,570 $18,220 1,050
44 Textile Bleaching And Dyeing Machine Operators And Tenders $24,650 $20,290 110
45 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $24,740 $17,950 7,630
46 Sewing Machine Operators $24,770 $18,040 7,430
47 Helpers–Production Workers $24,840 $18,070 8,320
48 Helpers–Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, And Stucco Masons $24,860 $18,240 470
49 Telemarketers $25,140 $18,360 27,870
50 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $25,160 $18,310 300
51 Food Preparation And Serving Related Workers, All Other $25,160 $17,780 4,830
52 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $25,220 $18,570 82,520
53 Nursing Assistants $25,230 $20,010 90,890
54 Meat, Poultry, And Fish Cutters And Trimmers $25,260 $18,780 4,200
55 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $25,280 $18,480 4,870
56 Driver/sales Workers $25,310 $17,660 25,980
57 Substitute Teachers $25,390 $17,990 17,400
58 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $25,450 $18,260 135,660
59 Gaming Change Persons And Booth Cashiers $25,490 $18,050 1,210
60 Recreation Workers $25,540 $18,050 21,070
61 Food Processing Workers, All Other $25,550 $18,710 1,040
62 Locker Room, Coatroom, And Dressing Room Attendants $25,600 $18,420 1,310
63 Personal Care And Service Workers, All Other $25,610 $18,070 7,430
64 Food Batchmakers $25,620 $18,330 4,470
65 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other $25,720 $18,530 1,270
66 Retail Salespersons $25,770 $17,870 339,070
67 Physical Therapist Aides $25,860 $20,410 2,480
68 Library Assistants, Clerical $26,060 $18,880 4,320
69 Bakers $26,170 $18,460 12,340
70 Cooks, Restaurant $26,190 $19,050 101,520
71 Production Workers, All Other $26,280 $17,870 7,350
72 Food Cooking Machine Operators And Tenders $26,300 $18,150 500
73 Concierges $26,390 $19,940 4,760
74 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service $26,560 $19,420 5,940
75 Funeral Attendants $26,570 $18,280 2,570
76 Entertainment Attendants And Related Workers, All Other $26,600 $18,640 970
77 Tour Guides And Escorts $26,620 $18,530 1,790
78 Helpers–Roofers $26,660 $19,470 1,210
79 Cleaning, Washing, And Metal Pickling Equipment Operators And Tenders $26,690 $20,040 580
80 Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria $26,720 $19,350 12,950
81 Floral Designers $26,750 $19,860 2,260
82 Ambulance Drivers And Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians $26,760 $18,960 160
83 Helpers–Electricians $26,850 $18,590 6,680
84 Mail Clerks And Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service $26,860 $18,410 5,330
85 Waiters And Waitresses $26,860 $17,700 217,790
86 Textile Knitting And Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $26,900 $18,590 220
87 Cutters And Trimmers, Hand $26,950 $18,190 190
88 Laborers And Freight, Stock, And Material Movers, Hand $26,980 $18,270 126,850
89 Helpers–Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, And Steamfitters $27,210 $20,010 4,380
90 Photographic Process Workers And Processing Machine Operators $27,300 $19,560 1,960
91 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other $27,390 $19,640 1,000
92 Packaging And Filling Machine Operators And Tenders $27,420 $18,050 15,330
93 Pharmacy Aides $27,480 $18,330 2,290
94 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $27,480 $18,540 19,160
95 Helpers–Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Workers $27,480 $18,870 5,820
96 Psychiatric Technicians $27,610 $20,840 9,060
97 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other $27,680 $18,130 3,400
98 Cooks, All Other $27,740 $18,450 1,360
99 Helpers–Extraction Workers $27,790 $19,610 110
100 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Wood $27,790 $19,920 1,110

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