These Are The 100 Lowest Paying Jobs In Indiana

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 Indiana?

So to piggy-backing on our research into the highest paying jobs in Indiana, 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 Indiana.

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

  1. Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
  2. Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  3. Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
  4. Baggage Porters and Bellhops
  5. Amusement and Recreation Attendants
  6. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
  7. Dishwashers
  8. Cooks, Fast Food
  9. Parking Lot Attendants
  10. Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers

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

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

How we determined the lowest paid jobs in Indiana

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 648 job classifications in Indiana 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 Indiana

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $18,310 $15,980 1,810
2 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $18,390 $16,120 85,810
3 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $18,490 $16,060 6,880
4 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $18,780 $16,090 580
5 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $18,810 $16,110 4,570
6 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $18,840 $16,090 7,980
7 Dishwashers $19,020 $16,220 8,460
8 Cooks, Fast Food $19,030 $16,150 8,300
9 Parking Lot Attendants $19,450 $16,240 1,590
10 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $19,550 $16,310 3,230
11 Food Preparation And Serving Related Workers, All Other $19,720 $16,210 1,230
12 Cashiers $19,740 $16,320 70,440
13 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $20,000 $16,190 7,020
14 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $20,250 $16,440 4,410
15 Food Preparation Workers $20,510 $16,390 20,450
16 Personal Care Aides $20,580 $16,580 27,790
17 Childcare Workers $20,580 $16,400 9,580
18 Cooks, Short Order $20,710 $16,330 1,610
19 Manicurists And Pedicurists $20,880 $16,560 540
20 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $21,040 $16,440 17,520
21 Gaming Dealers $21,180 $15,790 2,460
22 Graders And Sorters, Agricultural Products $21,210 $16,430 400
23 Pressers, Textile, Garment, And Related Materials $21,330 $16,590 540
24 Waiters And Waitresses $21,350 $16,220 52,880
25 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $21,550 $16,600 5,780
26 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $21,900 $16,540 3,760
27 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $21,950 $16,590 4,130
28 Personal Care And Service Workers, All Other $22,020 $16,630 570
29 Cooks, Restaurant $22,120 $16,650 27,090
30 Helpers–Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, And Stucco Masons $22,130 $16,950 50
31 Bartenders $22,200 $16,330 12,270
32 Tour Guides And Escorts $22,610 $16,430 490
33 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $22,750 $16,930 2,470
34 Home Health Aides $22,820 $17,640 13,020
35 Recreation Workers $23,310 $16,490 5,540
36 Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria $23,320 $17,090 12,650
37 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $23,330 $16,700 7,320
38 Pharmacy Aides $23,430 $17,750 240
39 Packers And Packagers, Hand $23,520 $16,610 22,490
40 Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants $23,680 $16,660 3,240
41 Cooks, All Other $24,010 $16,730 290
42 Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse $24,160 $16,930 1,290
43 Funeral Attendants $24,480 $17,730 1,060
44 Gaming Cage Workers $24,600 $16,620 230
45 Tailors, Dressmakers, And Custom Sewers $24,650 $18,120 550
46 Library Assistants, Clerical $24,660 $16,940 3,050
47 Concierges $24,690 $17,760 170
48 Skincare Specialists $24,850 $16,400 810
49 Driver/sales Workers $24,870 $16,320 11,550
50 Cleaning, Washing, And Metal Pickling Equipment Operators And Tenders $24,870 $18,220 1,120
51 Nursing Assistants $25,000 $20,130 30,910
52 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists $25,060 $16,610 6,650
53 Retail Salespersons $25,080 $16,590 92,400
54 Floral Designers $25,100 $19,170 1,370
55 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $25,170 $17,130 44,630
56 Bakers $25,380 $17,520 3,300
57 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, And Aquacultural Animals $25,600 $17,200 530
58 Library Technicians $25,670 $17,080 1,980
59 Gaming Change Persons And Booth Cashiers $25,700 $19,560 330
60 Tellers $25,780 $20,420 10,650
61 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $25,800 $17,030 38,810
62 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $25,810 $17,710 17,110
63 Helpers–Roofers $25,900 $18,970 210
64 Psychiatric Aides $25,950 $20,630 1,090
65 Tire Repairers And Changers $25,970 $19,810 3,080
66 Physical Therapist Aides $25,980 $20,530 630
67 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $26,060 $18,300 2,020
68 Helpers–Production Workers $26,280 $18,090 17,760
69 Telemarketers $26,320 $17,570 4,510
70 Shoe And Leather Workers And Repairers $26,440 $17,010 30
71 Sewers, Hand $26,460 $18,240 130
72 Food Processing Workers, All Other $26,490 $18,060 950
73 Animal Trainers $26,540 $16,350 110
74 Psychiatric Technicians $26,740 $20,800 1,710
75 Demonstrators And Product Promoters $26,810 $17,500 1,430
76 Meat, Poultry, And Fish Cutters And Trimmers $26,840 $21,660 3,760
77 Helpers–Electricians $26,860 $20,150 760
78 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News And Street Vendors, And Related Workers $26,900 $20,680 160
79 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $26,900 $17,200 5,080
80 Ambulance Drivers And Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians $26,930 $19,960 150
81 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service $27,000 $20,010 1,850
82 Security Guards $27,000 $16,850 17,160
83 Protective Service Workers, All Other $27,010 $17,240 2,000
84 Helpers–Carpenters $27,010 $17,300 600
85 Residential Advisors $27,190 $18,040 1,720
86 Sewing Machine Operators $27,230 $18,460 3,640
87 Textile, Apparel, And Furnishings Workers, All Other $27,260 $17,180 190
88 Bus Drivers, School Or Special Client $27,300 $16,750 14,170
89 Orderlies $27,340 $20,530 1,220
90 Data Entry Keyers $27,360 $17,600 3,770
91 Crossing Guards $27,400 $16,810 1,640
92 Photographic Process Workers And Processing Machine Operators $27,410 $17,450 420
93 Helpers–Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Workers $27,410 $16,760 2,220
94 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other $27,630 $17,120 640
95 Couriers And Messengers $27,660 $20,000 950
96 Receptionists And Information Clerks $27,660 $18,290 16,720
97 Substitute Teachers $27,720 $16,470 15,220
98 Mail Clerks And Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service $27,740 $17,760 1,470
99 Counter And Rental Clerks $27,870 $16,820 9,460
100 Food Batchmakers $27,960 $17,960 3,070
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