These Are The 100 Lowest Paying Jobs In Louisiana

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 Louisiana?

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

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

  1. Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other
  2. Food Preparation Workers
  3. Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  4. Dishwashers
  5. Waiters and Waitresses
  6. Cooks, Fast Food
  7. Personal Care Aides
  8. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
  9. Gaming Dealers
  10. Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

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

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

How we determined the lowest paid jobs in Louisiana

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 621 job classifications in Louisiana 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 Louisiana

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Food Preparation And Serving Related Workers, All Other $17,920 $16,130 1,330
2 Food Preparation Workers $18,260 $16,080 33,090
3 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $18,260 $16,110 29,030
4 Dishwashers $18,380 $16,120 5,380
5 Waiters And Waitresses $18,390 $16,020 38,810
6 Cooks, Fast Food $18,530 $16,220 5,910
7 Personal Care Aides $18,580 $16,130 33,410
8 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $18,600 $16,070 5,490
9 Gaming Dealers $18,710 $16,000 3,220
10 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $18,840 $16,160 7,380
11 Cashiers $19,010 $16,210 71,140
12 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $19,180 $16,260 4,900
13 Shampooers $19,260 $16,380 140
14 Childcare Workers $19,270 $16,140 8,210
15 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $19,430 $16,180 3,870
16 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $19,500 $16,210 15,100
17 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $19,610 $15,990 920
18 Bartenders $19,640 $16,170 9,190
19 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $19,810 $16,240 3,280
20 Home Health Aides $19,820 $16,210 8,310
21 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $19,860 $16,350 2,080
22 Parking Lot Attendants $19,930 $16,480 1,610
23 Cooks, Short Order $20,040 $16,300 4,110
24 Gaming And Sports Book Writers And Runners $20,330 $16,360 120
25 Bus Drivers, School Or Special Client $20,360 $16,280 8,230
26 Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria $20,410 $16,210 5,510
27 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $20,440 $16,360 1,860
28 Orderlies $20,730 $16,290 1,310
29 Parking Enforcement Workers $20,760 $16,450 160
30 Entertainment Attendants And Related Workers, All Other $20,900 $16,660 1,090
31 Slaughterers And Meat Packers $20,910 $16,610 810
32 Meat, Poultry, And Fish Cutters And Trimmers $20,980 $16,360 2,750
33 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $21,180 $16,430 3,640
34 Pressers, Textile, Garment, And Related Materials $21,180 $16,750 380
35 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $21,190 $16,220 480
36 Tire Repairers And Changers $21,360 $16,230 2,770
37 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $21,490 $16,400 28,240
38 Manicurists And Pedicurists $21,490 $16,470 1,150
39 Nursing Assistants $21,610 $16,630 21,450
40 Gaming Change Persons And Booth Cashiers $21,720 $16,650 1,040
41 Crossing Guards $21,860 $16,310 990
42 Cooks, Restaurant $21,920 $16,560 16,690
43 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $22,070 $16,660 2,190
44 Recreation Workers $22,100 $16,240 3,090
45 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $22,110 $16,390 4,310
46 Gaming Cage Workers $22,390 $16,760 670
47 Dietetic Technicians $22,560 $16,480 520
48 Packers And Packagers, Hand $22,580 $16,420 3,260
49 Motion Picture Projectionists $22,750 $16,280 320
50 Transportation Workers, All Other $22,890 $16,280 1,870
51 Bakers $22,920 $16,650 1,460
52 Locker Room, Coatroom, And Dressing Room Attendants $23,260 $16,570 80
53 Physical Therapist Aides $23,300 $16,960 1,160
54 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $23,300 $16,690 23,680
55 Helpers–Roofers $23,330 $16,820 130
56 Receptionists And Information Clerks $23,470 $16,950 15,350
57 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $23,520 $16,730 1,540
58 Psychiatric Aides $23,670 $16,980 1,210
59 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $23,700 $16,660 2,220
60 Tailors, Dressmakers, And Custom Sewers $23,790 $17,430 300
61 Substitute Teachers $23,810 $16,900 490
62 Personal Care And Service Workers, All Other $23,820 $16,650 1,110
63 Couriers And Messengers $23,860 $16,700 1,400
64 Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse $23,870 $17,650 660
65 Food Processing Workers, All Other $23,910 $16,550 1,040
66 Pharmacy Aides $24,380 $17,640 750
67 File Clerks $24,390 $17,660 2,350
68 Funeral Attendants $24,410 $17,460 610
69 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other $24,530 $17,220 360
70 Floral Designers $24,530 $17,160 790
71 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $24,640 $17,050 8,780
72 Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants $24,640 $17,000 1,420
73 Residential Advisors $24,680 $16,930 590
74 Retail Salespersons $24,760 $16,700 61,120
75 Skincare Specialists $24,950 $16,740 270
76 Sewing Machine Operators $25,020 $17,370 690
77 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, And Aquacultural Animals $25,070 $16,980 110
78 Textile, Apparel, And Furnishings Workers, All Other $25,120 $16,760 350
79 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists $25,140 $16,830 2,830
80 Interviewers, Except Eligibility And Loan $25,190 $17,620 630
81 Counter And Rental Clerks $25,260 $17,140 5,660
82 Office Clerks, General $25,280 $17,150 39,220
83 Cutters And Trimmers, Hand $25,290 $17,310 50
84 Food Cooking Machine Operators And Tenders $25,440 $18,080 220
85 Gaming Service Workers, All Other $25,460 $16,560 770
86 Demonstrators And Product Promoters $25,490 $17,670 220
87 Psychiatric Technicians $25,930 $17,860 1,210
88 Sewers, Hand $26,150 $17,430 90
89 Tour Guides And Escorts $26,170 $16,830 680
90 Food Batchmakers $26,250 $17,150 810
91 Tellers $26,280 $20,450 9,290
92 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, And Clerks $26,300 $17,430 1,280
93 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service $26,300 $17,910 2,430
94 Library Assistants, Clerical $26,350 $19,570 290
95 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $26,380 $20,760 100
96 Laborers And Freight, Stock, And Material Movers, Hand $26,650 $17,280 45,230
97 Concierges $26,680 $19,010 270
98 Coin, Vending, And Amusement Machine Servicers And Repairers $26,680 $17,330 590
99 Driver/sales Workers $26,760 $16,440 3,350
100 Fitness Trainers And Aerobics Instructors $26,870 $16,460 2,320
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