The 10 Lowest Paying Jobs In Indiana 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 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. Dishwashers
  5. Amusement and Recreation Attendants
  6. Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
  7. Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
  8. Cooks, Fast Food
  9. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
  10. Cashiers

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 702 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 2018.

For more reading, check out:

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 $19,150 $16,320 2,420
2 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $19,570 $16,380 94,470
3 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $19,600 $16,300 7,160
4 Dishwashers $19,740 $16,460 7,520
5 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $19,820 $16,390 5,770
6 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $19,900 $16,360 2,970
7 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $19,980 $16,430 6,470
8 Cooks, Fast Food $20,000 $16,540 8,810
9 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $20,050 $16,330 8,740
10 Cashiers $21,130 $16,580 70,150
11 Cooks, Short Order $21,270 $16,730 1,210
12 Childcare Workers $21,620 $16,740 8,100
13 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $21,670 $17,080 4,570
14 Food Preparation And Serving Related Workers, All Other $21,810 $17,210 620
15 Bartenders $21,970 $16,490 11,680
16 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $22,040 $16,990 15,950
17 Agricultural Workers, All Other $22,050 $16,090 70
18 Food Preparation Workers $22,070 $16,830 16,220
19 Waiters And Waitresses $22,300 $16,410 49,530
20 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $22,320 $16,970 420
21 Parking Lot Attendants $22,760 $17,050 1,480
22 Personal Care Aides $22,830 $18,190 28,420
23 Gaming Dealers $23,010 $16,440 2,470
24 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $23,050 $16,950 6,450
25 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $23,100 $16,860 4,550
26 Funeral Attendants $23,460 $17,170 1,450
27 Teacher Assistants $23,510 $16,950 26,450
28 Tour And Travel Guides $23,570 $16,840 840
29 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $23,590 $16,710 4,380
30 Ambulance Drivers And Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians $23,610 $16,230 420
31 Home Health Aides $23,960 $19,620 13,660
32 Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants $24,210 $17,620 2,390
33 Forest And Conservation Workers $24,340 $16,470 120
34 Pharmacy Aides $24,470 $20,720 280
35 Cooks, Restaurant $24,570 $17,510 27,890
36 Recreation Workers $24,600 $16,840 6,190
37 Pressers, Textile, Garment, And Related Materials $24,600 $17,510 340
38 Substitute Teachers $24,610 $17,000 16,050
39 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $24,680 $16,980 8,100
40 Library Assistants, Clerical $24,710 $17,250 2,680
41 Photographic Process Workers And Processing Machine Operators $24,770 $17,800 470
42 Bakers $24,820 $18,050 2,760
43 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $24,820 $17,380 2,690
44 Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse $24,820 $18,230 1,220
45 Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria $25,200 $17,790 10,360
46 Gaming Change Persons And Booth Cashiers $25,930 $18,600 460
47 Helpers–Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Workers $25,990 $17,270 1,670
48 Retail Salespersons $26,040 $16,840 90,780
49 Driver/sales Workers $26,130 $16,710 9,080
50 Packers And Packagers, Hand $26,280 $18,020 14,790
51 Textile, Apparel, And Furnishings Workers, All Other $26,500 $17,680 200
52 Graders And Sorters, Agricultural Products $26,500 $17,120 170
53 Library Technicians $26,560 $17,870 2,050
54 Personal Care And Service Workers, All Other $26,570 $18,530 380
55 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, And Aquacultural Animals $26,620 $17,490 650
56 Crossing Guards $26,650 $17,410 800
57 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $26,900 $18,160 44,560
58 Manicurists And Pedicurists $27,000 $18,430 660
59 Floral Designers $27,070 $18,250 1,060
60 Protective Service Workers, All Other $27,090 $17,900 2,400
61 Nursing Assistants $27,210 $21,240 30,220
62 Helpers–Carpenters $27,220 $18,460 430
63 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $27,250 $18,690 6,510
64 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $27,370 $17,970 42,050
65 Textile Winding, Twisting, And Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $27,460 $21,840 90
66 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists $27,460 $16,850 6,880
67 Couriers And Messengers $27,780 $18,420 850
68 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $27,820 $18,920 17,130
69 Concierges $27,840 $20,700 140
70 Tellers $27,900 $21,290 9,880
71 Cooks, All Other $27,940 $19,320 220
72 Tire Repairers And Changers $28,010 $19,590 2,830
73 Psychiatric Aides $28,030 $21,850 580
74 Demonstrators And Product Promoters $28,040 $18,150 1,330
75 Meat, Poultry, And Fish Cutters And Trimmers $28,100 $21,780 2,080
76 Sewing Machine Operators $28,180 $19,110 3,210
77 Sewers, Hand $28,240 $18,160 80
78 Counter And Rental Clerks $28,310 $16,990 8,740
79 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other $28,320 $17,600 380
80 Receptionists And Information Clerks $28,520 $18,830 16,540
81 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service $28,550 $21,170 1,090
82 Gaming Cage Workers $28,580 $18,970 230
83 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $28,640 $20,770 190
84 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $28,750 $20,100 2,110
85 Orderlies $28,790 $21,700 1,580
86 Helpers–Production Workers $29,040 $19,370 19,540
87 Machine Feeders And Offbearers $29,250 $21,290 4,260
88 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants $29,340 $17,440 150
89 Helpers–Electricians $29,430 $19,150 720
90 Physical Therapist Aides $29,450 $19,030 630
91 Tailors, Dressmakers, And Custom Sewers $29,470 $21,130 530
92 Extraction Workers, All Other $29,600 $21,080 60
93 Cutters And Trimmers, Hand $29,810 $21,870 220
94 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other $29,810 $17,700 1,770
95 Bus Drivers, School Or Special Client $29,860 $17,010 11,560
96 Food Processing Workers, All Other $29,950 $21,750 940
97 Telemarketers $29,960 $19,910 3,680
98 Skincare Specialists $29,970 $16,890 750
99 Slaughterers And Meat Packers $30,110 $22,580 1,040
100 Security Guards $30,180 $18,530 17,960
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