The 10 Lowest Paying Jobs In Georgia 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 Georgia?

So to piggy-backing on our research into the highest paying jobs in Georgia, 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 Shoe And Leather Workers And Repairers are the lowest paid people in Georgia.

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

  1. Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
  2. Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  3. Dishwashers
  4. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
  5. Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
  6. Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials
  7. Parking Lot Attendants
  8. Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other
  9. Amusement and Recreation Attendants
  10. Waiters and Waitresses

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

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

How we determined the lowest paid jobs in Georgia

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 700 job classifications in Georgia 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 Georgia

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Shoe And Leather Workers And Repairers $19,140 $16,100 160
2 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $19,180 $16,290 136,200
3 Dishwashers $19,490 $16,500 14,220
4 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $19,800 $16,440 13,290
5 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $19,830 $16,550 6,800
6 Pressers, Textile, Garment, And Related Materials $20,040 $16,320 1,670
7 Parking Lot Attendants $20,150 $16,510 3,930
8 Food Preparation And Serving Related Workers, All Other $20,240 $16,700 2,050
9 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $20,250 $16,270 8,680
10 Waiters And Waitresses $20,280 $16,290 81,920
11 Cooks, Fast Food $20,430 $16,650 17,370
12 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $20,630 $16,630 19,980
13 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $20,660 $16,650 2,890
14 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $20,690 $16,570 8,060
15 Cashiers $20,770 $16,490 120,320
16 Shampooers $21,000 $17,060 610
17 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $21,060 $16,650 1,130
18 Helpers–Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, And Tile And Marble Setters $21,090 $16,470 90
19 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $21,100 $16,600 8,750
20 Food Preparation Workers $21,550 $16,630 35,360
21 Bartenders $21,590 $16,370 11,240
22 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $21,750 $16,680 5,940
23 Teacher Assistants $21,770 $16,310 37,150
24 Childcare Workers $21,810 $16,510 14,790
25 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $21,850 $16,560 6,390
26 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $22,020 $16,660 5,480
27 Graders And Sorters, Agricultural Products $22,140 $16,850 2,530
28 Personal Care Aides $22,540 $17,070 29,080
29 Home Health Aides $23,140 $17,280 12,330
30 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants $23,160 $16,840 500
31 Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants $23,320 $17,590 3,120
32 Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse $23,410 $16,980 3,200
33 Cooks, Short Order $23,560 $17,310 3,220
34 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $23,670 $16,880 4,270
35 Legislators $23,810 $16,080 1,840
36 Motion Picture Projectionists $23,990 $20,810 50
37 Umpires, Referees, And Other Sports Officials $24,120 $16,070 320
38 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $24,180 $17,040 54,630
39 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $24,180 $16,940 9,350
40 Packers And Packagers, Hand $24,240 $17,220 24,960
41 Cooks, Restaurant $24,280 $17,960 37,770
42 Personal Care And Service Workers, All Other $24,470 $16,750 680
43 Meat, Poultry, And Fish Cutters And Trimmers $24,600 $18,210 10,670
44 Sewing Machine Operators $24,760 $16,930 5,990
45 Telemarketers $24,780 $17,700 4,130
46 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $24,790 $16,860 6,820
47 Locker Room, Coatroom, And Dressing Room Attendants $24,900 $17,980 200
48 Slaughterers And Meat Packers $24,920 $20,180 5,010
49 Food Processing Workers, All Other $25,060 $20,160 960
50 Substitute Teachers $25,200 $17,000 10,390
51 Library Assistants, Clerical $25,200 $17,610 1,470
52 Retail Salespersons $25,510 $16,800 144,770
53 Funeral Attendants $25,860 $17,240 1,690
54 Nursing Assistants $25,870 $18,860 36,780
55 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $25,980 $19,800 1,560
56 Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria $26,160 $17,790 9,810
57 Driver/sales Workers $26,170 $16,890 13,920
58 Floral Designers $26,320 $19,180 1,000
59 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $26,400 $17,740 61,330
60 Food Cooking Machine Operators And Tenders $26,410 $17,260 1,140
61 Tour And Travel Guides $26,450 $18,700 940
62 Graduate Teaching Assistants $26,460 $16,400 5,430
63 Photographic Process Workers And Processing Machine Operators $26,750 $20,100 330
64 Helpers–Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Workers $26,820 $17,890 3,210
65 Agricultural Equipment Operators $26,860 $17,550 990
66 Entertainment Attendants And Related Workers, All Other $26,950 $16,340 270
67 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists $26,960 $16,770 9,370
68 Recreation Workers $27,060 $16,830 9,040
69 Helpers–Carpenters $27,220 $18,110 510
70 Helpers–Production Workers $27,240 $17,900 11,520
71 Physical Therapist Aides $27,270 $17,590 890
72 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Wood $27,320 $17,830 1,950
73 Bakers $27,350 $18,140 5,000
74 Residential Advisors $27,370 $17,490 2,230
75 Dietetic Technicians $27,410 $16,560 260
76 Occupational Therapy Aides $27,490 $20,970 140
77 Foundry Mold And Coremakers $27,630 $20,860 200
78 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Except Sawing $27,650 $18,440 3,730
79 Orderlies $27,830 $20,210 2,010
80 Receptionists And Information Clerks $27,840 $18,230 25,550
81 Fiberglass Laminators And Fabricators $27,930 $20,180 540
82 Pharmacy Aides $28,000 $20,430 1,250
83 Etchers And Engravers $28,140 $17,130 180
84 Laborers And Freight, Stock, And Material Movers, Hand $28,140 $18,420 121,850
85 Couriers And Messengers $28,270 $20,250 2,310
86 Bus Drivers, School Or Special Client $28,670 $16,790 17,610
87 Food And Tobacco Roasting, Baking, And Drying Machine Operators And Tenders $28,740 $18,310 540
88 Bus Drivers, Transit And Intercity $28,780 $21,340 2,670
89 Grinding And Polishing Workers, Hand $28,800 $19,140 1,030
90 Helpers–Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, And Stucco Masons $28,800 $17,600 110
91 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $28,900 $20,140 23,030
92 Counter And Rental Clerks $28,960 $17,580 11,730
93 Mail Clerks And Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service $28,980 $19,660 2,450
94 Helpers–Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, And Steamfitters $28,990 $21,270 1,800
95 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $29,020 $19,530 1,540
96 Cleaning, Washing, And Metal Pickling Equipment Operators And Tenders $29,030 $21,930 410
97 Security Guards $29,100 $17,800 29,510
98 Barbers $29,140 $18,800 420
99 Helpers–Extraction Workers $29,250 $18,580 60
100 Social And Human Service Assistants $29,360 $18,090 8,070
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