These Are The 100 Lowest Paying Jobs In Nebraska

We combed through the data to identify the profession in Nebraska that don’t pay all that well.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings - 3 months ago

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 Nebraska?

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

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

  1. Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
  2. Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
  3. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
  4. Amusement and Recreation Attendants
  5. Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
  6. Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners
  7. Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials
  8. Cooks, Fast Food
  9. Waiters and Waitresses
  10. Dishwashers

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

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

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How we determined the lowest paid jobs in Nebraska

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 568 job classifications in Nebraska 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 Nebraska

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $19,970 $18,840 580
2 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $20,340 $18,840 1,060
3 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $20,440 $18,860 1,670
4 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $20,440 $18,870 830
5 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $20,520 $18,870 3,080
6 Gaming And Sports Book Writers And Runners $20,950 $18,920 560
7 Pressers, Textile, Garment, And Related Materials $21,040 $18,910 90
8 Cooks, Fast Food $21,050 $18,900 2,710
9 Waiters And Waitresses $21,150 $18,850 15,270
10 Dishwashers $21,190 $18,950 2,280
11 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $21,220 $18,910 23,240
12 Cashiers $21,370 $18,920 26,060
13 Bartenders $21,440 $18,860 5,610
14 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $21,490 $18,920 1,360
15 Food Preparation Workers $21,730 $18,960 3,810
16 Childcare Workers $22,140 $18,960 7,910
17 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $22,150 $19,010 1,800
18 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $22,220 $18,940 6,240
19 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $22,300 $18,930 130
20 Sewers, Hand $22,580 $19,180 40
21 Manicurists And Pedicurists $23,350 $18,910 80
22 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $23,360 $19,080 1,290
23 Crossing Guards $23,380 $19,760 90
24 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $23,410 $19,350 1,940
25 Cooks, Short Order $23,680 $19,010 4,460
26 Library Assistants, Clerical $23,680 $19,000 600
27 Locker Room, Coatroom, And Dressing Room Attendants $23,770 $19,050 50
28 Orderlies $23,930 $19,450 210
29 Cooks, Restaurant $23,970 $19,270 5,260
30 Parking Lot Attendants $24,010 $18,870 390
31 Packers And Packagers, Hand $24,230 $19,030 4,240
32 Physical Therapist Aides $24,230 $19,460 530
33 Demonstrators And Product Promoters $24,270 $19,140 320
34 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $24,420 $19,040 1,070
35 Personal Care Aides $24,490 $19,880 6,810
36 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $24,550 $19,140 1,260
37 Home Health Aides $24,790 $20,370 1,850
38 Food Preparation And Serving Related Workers, All Other $24,830 $19,290 80
39 Recreation Workers $24,850 $19,030 1,610
40 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $25,130 $19,020 420
41 Floral Designers $25,180 $19,210 360
42 Telemarketers $25,200 $20,390 3,000
43 Bakers $25,240 $19,070 1,050
44 Motion Picture Projectionists $25,460 $18,980 70
45 Textile, Apparel, And Furnishings Workers, All Other $25,500 $19,370 160
46 Helpers–Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Workers $25,530 $18,970 350
47 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $25,590 $19,170 14,210
48 Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria $25,640 $19,630 4,260
49 Helpers–Roofers $25,740 $20,860 60
50 Pharmacy Aides $25,810 $19,950 230
51 Couriers And Messengers $25,990 $19,190 880
52 Concierges $26,050 $20,070 130
53 Production Workers, All Other $26,170 $18,990 870
54 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $26,170 $19,730 40
55 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $26,180 $19,190 13,790
56 Nursing Assistants $26,260 $20,860 13,640
57 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $26,320 $19,240 2,910
58 Social And Human Service Assistants $26,320 $19,870 3,920
59 Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants $26,350 $19,250 390
60 Tour Guides And Escorts $26,580 $18,930 130
61 Tire Repairers And Changers $26,730 $19,690 970
62 Driver/sales Workers $26,970 $19,040 3,610
63 Counter And Rental Clerks $27,090 $19,040 3,820
64 Psychiatric Technicians $27,110 $20,130 290
65 Tellers $27,260 $20,490 5,250
66 Sewing Machine Operators $27,260 $19,410 380
67 Food Processing Workers, All Other $27,330 $20,930 560
68 Helpers–Carpenters $27,360 $20,130 80
69 Receptionists And Information Clerks $27,450 $19,430 6,270
70 Helpers–Production Workers $27,460 $20,090 3,420
71 Retail Salespersons $27,580 $19,070 29,780
72 Funeral Attendants $27,590 $19,170 230
73 Interviewers, Except Eligibility And Loan $27,920 $19,550 3,710
74 Reservation And Transportation Ticket Agents And Travel Clerks $28,130 $20,930 1,130
75 Assemblers And Fabricators, All Other $28,150 $19,220 800
76 Occupational Therapy Aides $28,280 $20,500 60
77 Mail Clerks And Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service $28,340 $19,440 530
78 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service $28,430 $19,830 850
79 Office Clerks, General $28,480 $19,180 17,190
80 Food Batchmakers $28,490 $20,070 1,660
81 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $28,490 $19,930 5,400
82 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, And Aquacultural Animals $28,540 $19,650 1,120
83 Photographic Process Workers And Processing Machine Operators $28,630 $20,210 110
84 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other $28,740 $20,660 80
85 Helpers–Electricians $28,800 $20,120 290
86 Ambulance Drivers And Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians $28,860 $19,780 100
87 Tailors, Dressmakers, And Custom Sewers $29,010 $21,140 70
88 Foundry Mold And Coremakers $29,010 $20,980 90
89 Laborers And Freight, Stock, And Material Movers, Hand $29,170 $19,680 15,810
90 Grinding And Polishing Workers, Hand $29,380 $22,400 80
91 Outdoor Power Equipment And Other Small Engine Mechanics $29,420 $21,110 150
92 File Clerks $29,420 $19,820 450
93 Data Entry Keyers $29,870 $20,420 1,610
94 Library Technicians $30,000 $19,530 680
95 Print Binding And Finishing Workers $30,060 $20,590 210
96 Merchandise Displayers And Window Trimmers $30,110 $20,190 280
97 Veterinary Technologists And Technicians $30,110 $21,500 710
98 Construction Laborers $30,150 $20,830 3,270
99 Graders And Sorters, Agricultural Products $30,190 $23,230 230
100 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Wood $30,340 $22,240 70

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