These Are The 100 Lowest Paying Jobs In Nevada

We combed through the data to identify the profession in Nevada 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 Nevada?

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

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

  1. Gaming Dealers
  2. Manicurists and Pedicurists
  3. Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  4. Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials
  5. Cooks, Fast Food
  6. Childcare Workers
  7. Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
  8. Cashiers
  9. Packers and Packagers, Hand
  10. Crossing Guards

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

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

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How we determined the lowest paid jobs in Nevada

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 556 job classifications in Nevada 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 Nevada

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Gaming Dealers $17,950 $16,030 21,500
2 Manicurists And Pedicurists $19,470 $16,260 200
3 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $20,440 $16,310 30,950
4 Pressers, Textile, Garment, And Related Materials $21,360 $16,680 570
5 Cooks, Fast Food $21,490 $16,560 8,400
6 Childcare Workers $21,910 $16,460 3,130
7 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $22,090 $16,480 3,860
8 Cashiers $22,160 $16,510 34,490
9 Packers And Packagers, Hand $22,220 $16,460 4,190
10 Crossing Guards $22,250 $16,580 1,450
11 Personal Care Aides $22,600 $17,600 11,020
12 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $22,610 $16,450 4,350
13 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $22,780 $17,450 1,520
14 Parking Lot Attendants $23,380 $17,350 3,060
15 Gaming And Sports Book Writers And Runners $23,530 $17,430 1,490
16 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $23,590 $16,840 1,800
17 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $24,030 $18,050 3,770
18 Animal Trainers $24,170 $17,210 50
19 Gaming Change Persons And Booth Cashiers $24,230 $16,980 1,720
20 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $24,690 $16,930 1,750
21 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $24,810 $16,580 13,070
22 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $25,010 $17,870 4,670
23 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists $25,020 $16,700 3,280
24 Food Preparation Workers $25,260 $16,700 11,970
25 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $25,330 $19,550 700
26 Waiters And Waitresses $25,510 $16,540 39,450
27 Dishwashers $25,680 $16,900 10,450
28 Meat, Poultry, And Fish Cutters And Trimmers $25,770 $16,290 310
29 Helpers–Production Workers $25,990 $17,860 1,280
30 Residential Advisors $26,190 $20,020 410
31 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $26,280 $16,830 5,990
32 Locker Room, Coatroom, And Dressing Room Attendants $26,300 $18,280 250
33 Food And Tobacco Roasting, Baking, And Drying Machine Operators And Tenders $26,910 $20,350 120
34 Merchandise Displayers And Window Trimmers $26,980 $16,580 1,740
35 Food Batchmakers $27,000 $18,840 1,150
36 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, And Samplers, Recordkeeping $27,040 $17,000 1,150
37 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other $27,250 $17,150 650
38 Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants $27,270 $17,970 1,100
39 Retail Salespersons $27,310 $17,060 49,650
40 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $27,370 $18,510 10,950
41 Skincare Specialists $27,600 $16,960 540
42 Etchers And Engravers $27,640 $20,990 100
43 Substitute Teachers $27,760 $22,070 6,190
44 File Clerks $27,820 $17,550 1,350
45 Helpers–Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, And Steamfitters $27,830 $18,070 450
46 Bartenders $27,920 $16,800 14,870
47 Food Preparation And Serving Related Workers, All Other $27,930 $17,520 2,300
48 Massage Therapists $27,950 $16,610 1,580
49 Receptionists And Information Clerks $28,070 $20,190 10,300
50 Security Guards $28,260 $18,700 21,230
51 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $28,300 $17,900 18,740
52 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $28,310 $19,480 2,710
53 Team Assemblers $28,380 $18,960 4,740
54 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $28,470 $17,300 31,090
55 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers $28,470 $18,190 90
56 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $28,550 $18,010 11,760
57 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Wood $28,660 $21,820 60
58 Bus Drivers, Transit And Intercity $28,690 $20,160 2,560
59 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $28,750 $17,640 2,470
60 Helpers–Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, And Tile And Marble Setters $28,750 $18,140 170
61 Helpers–Carpenters $28,840 $20,890 330
62 Home Health Aides $28,840 $19,280 1,430
63 Data Entry Keyers $28,940 $21,170 1,610
64 Gaming Service Workers, All Other $28,950 $18,310 3,690
65 Sewing Machine Operators $29,040 $19,790 650
66 Office And Administrative Support Workers, All Other $29,120 $16,790 7,670
67 Tellers $29,180 $21,880 3,810
68 Laborers And Freight, Stock, And Material Movers, Hand $29,320 $18,780 26,770
69 Cooks, Short Order $29,580 $17,950 1,950
70 Counter And Rental Clerks $29,590 $18,810 4,950
71 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic $29,790 $20,900 100
72 Couriers And Messengers $29,880 $17,660 1,100
73 Entertainment Attendants And Related Workers, All Other $30,100 $18,150 330
74 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $30,100 $18,040 26,320
75 Psychiatric Technicians $30,310 $25,430 180
76 Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse $30,340 $19,710 200
77 Cutting, Punching, And Press Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic $30,340 $20,960 970
78 Molding, Coremaking, And Casting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic $30,400 $21,420 430
79 Print Binding And Finishing Workers $30,550 $17,800 450
80 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $30,660 $19,760 5,010
81 Word Processors And Typists $30,760 $22,390 570
82 Pharmacy Aides $30,830 $18,870 110
83 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, And Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic $30,860 $21,630 230
84 Assemblers And Fabricators, All Other $30,860 $19,990 1,080
85 Cooks, Restaurant $30,910 $20,090 20,860
86 Physical Therapist Aides $30,920 $18,040 360
87 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service $31,130 $21,050 1,710
88 Painting, Coating, And Decorating Workers $31,190 $17,070 130
89 Grinding And Polishing Workers, Hand $31,200 $21,390 120
90 Telephone Operators $31,300 $22,320 50
91 Driver/sales Workers $31,300 $17,070 4,170
92 Tire Repairers And Changers $31,310 $18,220 960
93 Packaging And Filling Machine Operators And Tenders $31,320 $21,490 1,230
94 Coating, Painting, And Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $31,420 $21,400 190
95 Tour Guides And Escorts $31,430 $25,050 460
96 Museum Technicians And Conservators $31,710 $20,480 140
97 Gaming Cage Workers $31,800 $20,720 2,680
98 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants $31,810 $22,790 340
99 Butchers And Meat Cutters $32,030 $18,040 1,370
100 Recreation Workers $32,140 $18,970 1,470

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