The 10 Lowest Paying Jobs In Hawaii 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 Hawaii?

So to piggy-backing on our research into the highest paying jobs in Hawaii, 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 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers are the lowest paid people in Hawaii.

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

  1. Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
  2. Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  3. Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials
  4. Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping
  5. Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
  6. Telemarketers
  7. Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other
  8. Childcare Workers
  9. Cashiers
  10. Slaughterers and Meat Packers

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

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

How we determined the lowest paid jobs in Hawaii

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 531 job classifications in Hawaii 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 Hawaii

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $23,880 $21,020 880
2 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $24,820 $21,020 14,250
3 Pressers, Textile, Garment, And Related Materials $24,940 $21,410 190
4 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, And Samplers, Recordkeeping $25,030 $21,010 490
5 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $25,060 $21,020 4,470
6 Telemarketers $25,620 $21,020 240
7 Personal Care And Service Workers, All Other $25,990 $21,010 1,010
8 Childcare Workers $26,090 $21,010 1,790
9 Cashiers $26,100 $21,020 14,590
10 Slaughterers And Meat Packers $26,150 $21,020 100
11 Packers And Packagers, Hand $26,280 $21,020 2,810
12 Food Preparation And Serving Related Workers, All Other $26,730 $21,020 260
13 Parking Lot Attendants $27,170 $21,020 1,860
14 Sewing Machine Operators $27,450 $21,010 330
15 Personal Care Aides $27,530 $21,460 4,650
16 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $27,570 $21,020 1,930
17 Home Health Aides $27,620 $21,740 4,920
18 Cooks, Fast Food $28,160 $22,030 1,560
19 Manicurists And Pedicurists $28,360 $21,020 280
20 Dishwashers $28,370 $21,020 4,480
21 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $28,410 $21,020 1,590
22 Food Preparation Workers $28,660 $21,590 7,700
23 Food Batchmakers $28,680 $21,020 670
24 Medical Transcriptionists $29,070 $21,830 200
25 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $29,570 $21,790 1,370
26 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants $29,660 $22,290 1,160
27 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $29,680 $21,020 650
28 Cooks, Short Order $29,920 $21,960 1,120
29 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $30,050 $21,820 200
30 Physical Therapist Aides $30,050 $22,220 160
31 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, And Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $30,070 $21,520 130
32 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $30,130 $21,400 8,710
33 Teacher Assistants $30,230 $22,320 5,890
34 Production Workers, All Other $30,260 $21,020 130
35 Meat, Poultry, And Fish Cutters And Trimmers $30,510 $23,050 650
36 Retail Salespersons $30,530 $21,100 24,560
37 Packaging And Filling Machine Operators And Tenders $30,620 $21,850 650
38 Couriers And Messengers $30,680 $22,490 310
39 Crossing Guards $30,870 $25,830 100
40 Data Entry Keyers $31,000 $21,020 370
41 Recreation Workers $31,280 $21,600 2,800
42 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $31,350 $21,020 12,860
43 Coating, Painting, And Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $31,400 $23,410 30
44 Tailors, Dressmakers, And Custom Sewers $31,420 $21,760 110
45 Cutting And Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $31,560 $21,020 30
46 Tour And Travel Guides $31,630 $21,300 2,010
47 Grinding And Polishing Workers, Hand $31,670 $21,020 40
48 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $31,870 $21,680 1,760
49 Photographic Process Workers And Processing Machine Operators $32,000 $22,020 50
50 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $32,050 $21,020 3,400
51 Tellers $32,050 $23,580 2,080
52 Demonstrators And Product Promoters $32,150 $21,820 690
53 Dietetic Technicians $32,150 $22,630 200
54 Food And Tobacco Roasting, Baking, And Drying Machine Operators And Tenders $32,250 $23,990 110
55 Helpers–Production Workers $32,290 $21,520 370
56 Library Assistants, Clerical $32,330 $23,550 320
57 Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants $32,370 $21,020 260
58 Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse $32,740 $21,110 490
59 Receptionists And Information Clerks $32,870 $22,520 4,040
60 Office And Administrative Support Workers, All Other $32,950 $21,020 1,880
61 Helpers–Carpenters $33,090 $21,020 70
62 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, And Aquacultural Animals $33,260 $21,860 80
63 Security Guards $33,330 $22,510 9,460
64 Tire Repairers And Changers $33,520 $25,890 380
65 Merchandise Displayers And Window Trimmers $33,910 $23,470 1,020
66 Office Clerks, General $34,050 $22,740 10,440
67 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $34,070 $22,560 8,230
68 Protective Service Workers, All Other $34,170 $25,540 370
69 File Clerks $34,170 $21,230 640
70 Pharmacy Aides $34,180 $23,320 240
71 Floral Designers $34,290 $22,540 130
72 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists $34,300 $21,030 1,190
73 Cooks, Restaurant $34,330 $21,390 10,660
74 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer $34,330 $26,170 100
75 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, And Still Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $34,620 $22,430 110
76 Conveyor Operators And Tenders $34,660 $26,700 150
77 Assemblers And Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers $34,740 $22,540 490
78 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $34,880 $21,020 1,480
79 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other $34,880 $22,390 280
80 Counter And Rental Clerks $34,960 $21,680 1,920
81 Bakers $35,110 $22,500 1,460
82 Nursing Assistants $35,770 $27,170 4,800
83 Veterinary Technologists And Technicians $35,950 $27,720 390
84 Parking Enforcement Workers $36,000 $27,060 40
85 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Except Sawing $36,070 $24,550 60
86 Driver/sales Workers $36,530 $21,390 1,530
87 Order Clerks $36,550 $25,570 310
88 Social And Human Service Assistants $36,700 $26,160 2,260
89 Word Processors And Typists $36,760 $27,270 520
90 Survey Researchers $36,920 $23,030 130
91 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $36,930 $21,070 5,210
92 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, And Weighers $36,960 $21,690 980
93 Biological Technicians $37,060 $27,290 560
94 Mail Clerks And Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service $37,080 $26,290 130
95 Special Education Teachers, All Other $37,160 $26,370 60
96 Laborers And Freight, Stock, And Material Movers, Hand $37,210 $22,770 7,280
97 Refuse And Recyclable Material Collectors $37,290 $22,540 580
98 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Wood $37,300 $25,400 30
99 Coin, Vending, And Amusement Machine Servicers And Repairers $37,380 $21,020 120
100 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other $37,540 $23,120 700
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