The 10 Lowest Paying Jobs In Maryland 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 Maryland?

So to piggy-backing on our research into the highest paying jobs in Maryland, 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 Gaming Dealers are the lowest paid people in Maryland.

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

  1. Gaming Dealers
  2. Shampooers
  3. Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
  4. Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
  5. Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants
  6. Dishwashers
  7. Amusement and Recreation Attendants
  8. Bartenders
  9. Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  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 Maryland:

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

How we determined the lowest paid jobs in Maryland

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 692 job classifications in Maryland 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 Maryland

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Gaming Dealers $20,660 $19,250 2,830
2 Shampooers $21,750 $19,420 1,180
3 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $22,650 $19,520 2,830
4 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $22,650 $19,560 1,800
5 Locker Room, Coatroom, And Dressing Room Attendants $22,650 $19,250 430
6 Dishwashers $22,690 $19,440 8,740
7 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $22,760 $19,430 8,290
8 Bartenders $23,500 $19,260 10,210
9 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $23,700 $19,620 54,850
10 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $23,880 $19,360 11,370
11 Parking Lot Attendants $23,900 $19,780 2,720
12 Cashiers $23,900 $19,460 80,610
13 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $23,920 $19,650 5,200
14 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $24,010 $19,420 13,570
15 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $24,050 $19,570 7,280
16 Waiters And Waitresses $24,160 $19,300 41,730
17 Gaming Change Persons And Booth Cashiers $24,300 $19,530 710
18 Entertainment Attendants And Related Workers, All Other $24,660 $21,010 200
19 Manicurists And Pedicurists $24,670 $19,410 1,970
20 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $24,730 $19,560 5,710
21 Cooks, Fast Food $24,830 $19,950 6,350
22 Food Processing Workers, All Other $25,190 $19,850 1,160
23 Food Preparation Workers $25,530 $19,660 15,620
24 Cooks, Short Order $25,570 $19,710 4,180
25 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $25,770 $20,110 14,890
26 Physical Therapist Aides $25,980 $19,780 1,280
27 Childcare Workers $25,980 $19,690 8,870
28 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $26,360 $20,450 3,440
29 Recreation Workers $26,690 $19,510 8,840
30 Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants $26,830 $20,090 2,900
31 Food Preparation And Serving Related Workers, All Other $26,840 $20,610 2,900
32 Personal Care Aides $26,910 $20,160 19,580
33 Pressers, Textile, Garment, And Related Materials $26,910 $20,620 450
34 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $26,950 $19,800 190
35 Tour And Travel Guides $27,220 $19,700 470
36 Graders And Sorters, Agricultural Products $27,240 $20,060 260
37 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $27,390 $19,990 5,360
38 Packers And Packagers, Hand $27,400 $20,210 5,140
39 Religious Workers, All Other $27,540 $19,450 240
40 Home Health Aides $27,540 $20,860 11,440
41 Retail Salespersons $27,740 $19,790 66,780
42 Tire Repairers And Changers $27,870 $19,600 1,990
43 Sewing Machine Operators $27,910 $19,490 860
44 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other $27,970 $19,630 1,090
45 Ambulance Drivers And Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians $28,070 $20,000 150
46 Orderlies $28,080 $21,470 1,240
47 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $28,140 $19,670 3,810
48 Cooks, Restaurant $28,220 $20,500 16,560
49 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $28,240 $19,950 43,890
50 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other $28,300 $19,710 720
51 Crossing Guards $28,350 $21,380 1,880
52 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $28,370 $20,100 41,800
53 Public Address System And Other Announcers $28,370 $19,470 40
54 Agricultural Equipment Operators $28,560 $21,350 40
55 Helpers–Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, And Stucco Masons $28,700 $20,480 280
56 Food Cooking Machine Operators And Tenders $28,800 $24,970 1,300
57 Bakers $29,040 $19,620 3,880
58 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $29,280 $19,780 1,470
59 Library Assistants, Clerical $29,380 $19,870 1,620
60 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $29,450 $20,080 4,030
61 Cooks, All Other $29,620 $21,600 480
62 Helpers–Production Workers $29,660 $21,200 2,350
63 Merchandise Displayers And Window Trimmers $29,690 $20,430 1,950
64 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, And Aquacultural Animals $29,950 $20,080 450
65 Telemarketers $30,040 $20,110 940
66 Pharmacy Aides $30,130 $21,120 140
67 Helpers–Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, And Steamfitters $30,170 $19,890 1,220
68 Gaming Cage Workers $30,320 $21,970 230
69 Funeral Attendants $30,400 $20,560 770
70 Personal Care And Service Workers, All Other $30,560 $19,930 1,340
71 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists $30,590 $19,700 9,540
72 Fence Erectors $30,620 $21,750 540
73 Residential Advisors $30,690 $20,960 5,380
74 Receptionists And Information Clerks $30,720 $20,080 18,510
75 Assemblers And Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers $30,780 $20,300 7,160
76 Meat, Poultry, And Fish Cutters And Trimmers $30,780 $19,250 750
77 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $30,790 $21,240 550
78 Cooling And Freezing Equipment Operators And Tenders $30,850 $19,660 70
79 Refuse And Recyclable Material Collectors $30,890 $21,580 2,480
80 Helpers–Carpenters $31,040 $19,470 1,360
81 Floral Designers $31,200 $21,620 510
82 Gaming Service Workers, All Other $31,230 $19,800 90
83 Helpers–Extraction Workers $31,240 $23,300 70
84 Psychiatric Aides $31,270 $23,000 430
85 Nursing Assistants $31,310 $23,080 27,980
86 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service $31,340 $22,070 1,240
87 Cleaning, Washing, And Metal Pickling Equipment Operators And Tenders $31,450 $19,940 60
88 Driver/sales Workers $31,580 $19,490 6,800
89 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Wood $31,630 $21,890 280
90 Helpers–Electricians $31,650 $21,740 1,330
91 Packaging And Filling Machine Operators And Tenders $31,800 $20,450 3,940
92 Rock Splitters, Quarry $31,890 $21,870 30
93 Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse $31,900 $20,090 1,060
94 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Except Sawing $32,160 $19,620 320
95 Animal Trainers $32,210 $20,810 400
96 Tellers $32,330 $23,720 6,220
97 Laborers And Freight, Stock, And Material Movers, Hand $32,630 $21,200 44,260
98 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $32,870 $21,890 17,060
99 Helpers–Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Workers $32,940 $20,700 3,930
100 Helpers–Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, And Tile And Marble Setters $32,970 $21,130 890
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