These Are The 100 Lowest Paying Jobs In Georgia

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 Food Preparation And Serving Related Workers, All Other are the lowest paid people in Georgia.

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

  1. Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other
  2. Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  3. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
  4. Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants
  5. Dishwashers
  6. Cooks, Fast Food
  7. Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
  8. Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
  9. Waiters and Waitresses
  10. Amusement and Recreation Attendants

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 653 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 2016.

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Detailed List Of The Lowest Paying Jobs In Georgia

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Food Preparation And Serving Related Workers, All Other $18,080 $15,810 2,590
2 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $18,460 $16,030 112,540
3 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $18,470 $16,100 12,410
4 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants $18,510 $16,030 220
5 Dishwashers $18,530 $16,150 14,900
6 Cooks, Fast Food $18,570 $16,130 23,160
7 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $18,880 $16,190 11,930
8 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $19,100 $16,080 8,110
9 Waiters And Waitresses $19,200 $16,080 79,130
10 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $19,400 $16,210 6,650
11 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $19,650 $16,210 3,400
12 Cashiers $19,650 $16,250 110,850
13 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $19,660 $16,250 24,040
14 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $19,680 $16,180 3,400
15 Food Preparation Workers $20,170 $16,260 30,700
16 Personal Care Aides $20,220 $16,270 19,740
17 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $20,370 $16,410 7,140
18 Bartenders $20,500 $16,110 10,410
19 Shampooers $20,640 $16,610 580
20 Childcare Workers $20,680 $16,410 19,070
21 Parking Lot Attendants $20,710 $16,160 3,340
22 Shoe And Leather Workers And Repairers $20,750 $16,950 110
23 Pressers, Textile, Garment, And Related Materials $20,780 $16,530 1,500
24 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $21,010 $16,430 6,590
25 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $21,190 $16,140 880
26 Cooks, Short Order $21,520 $16,720 6,330
27 Home Health Aides $21,590 $16,670 10,920
28 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $21,670 $16,260 4,810
29 Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse $21,690 $16,310 3,390
30 Graders And Sorters, Agricultural Products $21,910 $17,590 1,590
31 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $22,290 $16,570 8,060
32 Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria $22,350 $16,550 14,690
33 Locker Room, Coatroom, And Dressing Room Attendants $22,350 $16,840 250
34 Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants $22,540 $16,710 3,240
35 Substitute Teachers $22,560 $16,330 15,330
36 Meat, Poultry, And Fish Cutters And Trimmers $22,750 $17,750 10,420
37 Manicurists And Pedicurists $22,830 $17,110 550
38 Personal Care And Service Workers, All Other $22,860 $16,400 340
39 Helpers–Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, And Stucco Masons $22,970 $16,630 60
40 Food Processing Workers, All Other $23,020 $17,330 870
41 Psychiatric Aides $23,020 $16,440 920
42 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $23,020 $16,300 2,910
43 Motion Picture Projectionists $23,130 $17,880 50
44 Cooks, Restaurant $23,200 $16,980 32,510
45 Slaughterers And Meat Packers $23,210 $18,960 3,960
46 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $23,300 $16,710 53,000
47 Packers And Packagers, Hand $23,350 $16,670 23,880
48 Library Assistants, Clerical $23,470 $16,730 1,800
49 Nursing Assistants $23,530 $17,270 36,650
50 Bakers $23,980 $17,010 5,060
51 Physical Therapist Aides $24,080 $17,490 840
52 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $24,120 $16,680 5,110
53 Ambulance Drivers And Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians $24,170 $16,820 890
54 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $24,400 $17,580 2,060
55 Driver/sales Workers $24,480 $16,330 14,440
56 Helpers–Production Workers $24,640 $17,060 15,600
57 Crossing Guards $24,860 $16,740 860
58 Retail Salespersons $24,880 $16,570 141,860
59 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $24,980 $16,950 59,880
60 Recreation Workers $25,000 $16,650 7,910
61 Tour Guides And Escorts $25,170 $16,880 850
62 Entertainment Attendants And Related Workers, All Other $25,570 $18,230 400
63 Helpers–Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Workers $25,840 $17,210 3,280
64 Dietetic Technicians $25,960 $17,060 840
65 Grinding And Polishing Workers, Hand $26,020 $18,300 550
66 Sewing Machine Operators $26,130 $17,300 4,770
67 Fiberglass Laminators And Fabricators $26,180 $20,370 660
68 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other $26,200 $17,860 120
69 Pharmacy Aides $26,220 $18,930 950
70 Tire Repairers And Changers $26,250 $18,220 2,300
71 Cleaning, Washing, And Metal Pickling Equipment Operators And Tenders $26,260 $17,910 350
72 Floral Designers $26,270 $19,290 1,110
73 Residential Advisors $26,400 $17,630 2,120
74 Cooks, All Other $26,410 $17,380 160
75 Helpers–Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, And Tile And Marble Setters $26,440 $20,520 260
76 Funeral Attendants $26,550 $17,180 1,450
77 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, And Aquacultural Animals $26,560 $17,230 440
78 Telemarketers $26,740 $19,420 4,110
79 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Except Sawing $26,950 $17,690 2,900
80 Helpers–Electricians $27,020 $18,890 3,900
81 Laborers And Freight, Stock, And Material Movers, Hand $27,030 $17,600 117,740
82 Mail Clerks And Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service $27,060 $17,630 3,010
83 Etchers And Engravers $27,190 $16,760 370
84 Helpers–Carpenters $27,270 $17,190 400
85 Couriers And Messengers $27,380 $17,930 1,990
86 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists $27,380 $16,970 8,200
87 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $27,390 $18,370 22,520
88 Production Workers, All Other $27,390 $16,990 8,850
89 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators And Tenders $27,460 $18,350 760
90 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service $27,460 $19,560 3,800
91 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, And Samplers, Recordkeeping $27,500 $19,700 1,790
92 Assemblers And Fabricators, All Other $27,810 $17,950 3,860
93 Demonstrators And Product Promoters $27,910 $16,760 2,300
94 Helpers–Roofers $27,930 $20,360 140
95 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers $27,950 $20,580 150
96 Counter And Rental Clerks $27,990 $17,270 9,820
97 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other $28,040 $16,310 1,260
98 Food And Tobacco Roasting, Baking, And Drying Machine Operators And Tenders $28,040 $17,720 610
99 Orderlies $28,080 $20,140 2,530
100 Butchers And Meat Cutters $28,150 $19,390 4,470

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