The 10 Lowest Paying Jobs In Nebraska 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 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 Amusement And Recreation Attendants are the lowest paid people in Nebraska.

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

  1. Amusement and Recreation Attendants
  2. Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
  3. Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
  4. Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
  5. Bartenders
  6. Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
  7. Cooks, Fast Food
  8. Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants
  9. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
  10. Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

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:

How we determined the lowest paid jobs in Nebraska

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 609 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 2018.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Lowest Paying Jobs In Nebraska

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $21,530 $19,500 610
2 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $21,690 $19,000 3,380
3 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $21,760 $19,460 1,490
4 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $21,930 $19,400 870
5 Bartenders $22,140 $19,240 4,730
6 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $22,320 $19,160 1,620
7 Cooks, Fast Food $22,490 $19,670 2,630
8 Locker Room, Coatroom, And Dressing Room Attendants $22,500 $19,060 110
9 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $22,760 $19,530 1,870
10 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $22,850 $19,760 25,280
11 Cashiers $23,060 $19,700 23,760
12 Dishwashers $23,200 $19,480 2,250
13 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $23,330 $19,600 1,970
14 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $23,480 $19,850 80
15 Gaming And Sports Book Writers And Runners $23,510 $19,970 280
16 Crossing Guards $23,660 $19,730 70
17 Library Assistants, Clerical $23,890 $19,270 510
18 Childcare Workers $23,980 $19,620 9,090
19 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $24,010 $20,130 2,030
20 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $24,130 $19,880 5,930
21 Food Preparation Workers $24,290 $20,050 3,770
22 Pressers, Textile, Garment, And Related Materials $24,330 $20,050 150
23 Home Health Aides $24,380 $20,180 2,960
24 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $24,590 $19,130 1,530
25 Demonstrators And Product Promoters $24,670 $19,780 360
26 Cooks, Short Order $25,050 $20,240 2,180
27 Textile Winding, Twisting, And Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $25,400 $20,220 120
28 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $25,460 $19,880 1,770
29 Personal Care And Service Workers, All Other $25,560 $19,420 170
30 Sewing Machine Operators $25,570 $20,030 310
31 Waiters And Waitresses $25,610 $19,080 15,480
32 Helpers–Carpenters $25,830 $20,370 100
33 Food Preparation And Serving Related Workers, All Other $25,870 $19,550 200
34 Counter And Rental Clerks $26,060 $19,740 1,870
35 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $26,220 $19,360 1,400
36 Personal Care Aides $26,230 $20,210 7,720
37 Teacher Assistants $26,540 $20,060 11,040
38 Motion Picture Projectionists $26,700 $20,170 40
39 Floral Designers $26,710 $19,890 370
40 Telemarketers $26,800 $19,850 1,260
41 Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria $26,950 $20,400 3,890
42 Bakers $26,980 $20,330 790
43 Parking Lot Attendants $27,000 $19,780 590
44 Couriers And Messengers $27,050 $20,490 380
45 Tour And Travel Guides $27,200 $19,570 200
46 Recreation Workers $27,320 $20,110 1,420
47 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $27,350 $20,260 14,340
48 Retail Salespersons $27,380 $19,820 28,910
49 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $27,440 $21,030 30
50 Packers And Packagers, Hand $27,610 $20,170 3,360
51 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $27,640 $19,150 590
52 Helpers–Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Workers $27,640 $20,020 430
53 Occupational Therapy Aides $27,700 $19,290 210
54 Umpires, Referees, And Other Sports Officials $27,730 $19,570 150
55 Pharmacy Aides $27,950 $21,010 440
56 Production Workers, All Other $27,990 $20,160 1,590
57 Physical Therapist Aides $28,000 $20,570 520
58 Interviewers, Except Eligibility And Loan $28,050 $20,220 3,020
59 Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants $28,120 $21,910 300
60 Tire Repairers And Changers $28,160 $20,940 1,080
61 Concierges $28,160 $20,340 160
62 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $28,180 $20,700 3,910
63 Cooks, Restaurant $28,280 $21,240 6,490
64 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $28,320 $20,560 12,290
65 Social And Human Service Assistants $28,540 $21,200 3,420
66 Nursing Assistants $28,730 $22,250 14,580
67 Driver/sales Workers $28,780 $19,490 3,400
68 Receptionists And Information Clerks $28,820 $20,180 6,220
69 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists $28,850 $19,190 2,480
70 Textile, Apparel, And Furnishings Workers, All Other $28,990 $20,560 40
71 Public Address System And Other Announcers $29,240 $19,100 50
72 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants $29,330 $20,080 140
73 Painting, Coating, And Decorating Workers $29,500 $19,330 80
74 Tellers $29,620 $21,420 5,470
75 Food Processing Workers, All Other $29,870 $22,750 580
76 Psychiatric Technicians $30,220 $24,370 210
77 Data Entry Keyers $30,230 $20,170 1,410
78 File Clerks $30,250 $21,810 670
79 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, And Aquacultural Animals $30,540 $21,110 1,260
80 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Wood $30,640 $24,360 230
81 Jewelers And Precious Stone And Metal Workers $30,680 $20,220 110
82 First-Line Supervisors Of Food Preparation And Serving Workers $30,690 $21,590 6,630
83 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $30,690 $20,520 5,780
84 Mail Clerks And Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service $30,830 $21,690 610
85 Funeral Attendants $30,830 $20,170 200
86 Office Clerks, General $30,880 $20,060 16,460
87 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service $30,930 $21,530 600
88 Tailors, Dressmakers, And Custom Sewers $31,000 $20,650 40
89 Order Clerks $31,090 $21,270 1,350
90 Ambulance Drivers And Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians $31,150 $21,180 190
91 Graders And Sorters, Agricultural Products $31,360 $23,150 260
92 Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse $31,430 $22,860 490
93 Print Binding And Finishing Workers $31,500 $25,310 400
94 Helpers–Production Workers $31,580 $24,050 3,180
95 Phlebotomists $32,000 $24,870 820
96 Coin, Vending, And Amusement Machine Servicers And Repairers $32,030 $23,790 300
97 Conveyor Operators And Tenders $32,080 $25,370 700
98 Photographic Process Workers And Processing Machine Operators $32,200 $21,510 80
99 Animal Trainers $32,330 $20,710 30
100 Automotive Glass Installers And Repairers $32,490 $25,830 170
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