The 10 Lowest Paying Jobs In Nevada 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 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. Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  3. Cooks, Fast Food
  4. Childcare Workers
  5. Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
  6. Manicurists and Pedicurists
  7. Packers and Packagers, Hand
  8. Amusement and Recreation Attendants
  9. Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials
  10. Cashiers

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:

How we determined the lowest paid jobs in Nevada

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 605 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 2018.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Lowest Paying Jobs In Nevada

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Gaming Dealers $18,180 $16,250 21,480
2 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $21,320 $16,660 39,520
3 Cooks, Fast Food $22,230 $16,780 9,970
4 Childcare Workers $22,280 $16,830 4,340
5 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $22,460 $17,050 1,580
6 Manicurists And Pedicurists $22,900 $17,060 350
7 Packers And Packagers, Hand $23,130 $16,740 5,200
8 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $23,170 $16,800 4,830
9 Pressers, Textile, Garment, And Related Materials $23,270 $18,450 510
10 Cashiers $23,310 $17,060 35,760
11 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists $23,420 $16,490 2,960
12 Personal Care Aides $23,580 $19,380 13,130
13 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $23,680 $16,810 4,580
14 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $23,720 $17,600 1,950
15 Recreation Workers $24,540 $15,850 2,710
16 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $24,550 $16,350 2,640
17 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $24,640 $16,850 13,380
18 Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse $24,720 $19,810 390
19 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $24,750 $18,830 4,510
20 Parking Lot Attendants $24,940 $17,810 3,290
21 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $24,950 $17,400 8,820
22 Waiters And Waitresses $24,980 $16,740 37,400
23 Gaming And Sports Book Writers And Runners $25,000 $19,180 1,480
24 Etchers And Engravers $25,010 $20,530 50
25 Gaming Change Persons And Booth Cashiers $25,100 $16,930 1,750
26 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $25,440 $17,780 5,060
27 Food Batchmakers $25,500 $17,140 1,430
28 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $25,570 $17,750 1,260
29 Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants $25,780 $18,410 1,200
30 Helpers–Production Workers $25,920 $17,750 710
31 Physical Therapist Aides $26,000 $20,480 540
32 Dishwashers $26,980 $17,620 9,390
33 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, And Samplers, Recordkeeping $26,990 $18,760 700
34 Couriers And Messengers $27,080 $17,080 1,050
35 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $27,120 $17,240 5,510
36 Bartenders $27,590 $16,850 15,050
37 Substitute Teachers $27,680 $22,870 6,810
38 Grinding And Polishing Workers, Hand $27,760 $19,900 190
39 Pharmacy Aides $27,980 $18,760 320
40 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $28,010 $21,080 1,060
41 Food Preparation And Serving Related Workers, All Other $28,010 $17,830 2,610
42 Counter And Rental Clerks $28,020 $17,710 5,400
43 Animal Trainers $28,060 $21,330 40
44 Retail Salespersons $28,180 $17,600 46,420
45 Receptionists And Information Clerks $28,440 $20,450 10,810
46 Residential Advisors $28,460 $19,250 310
47 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $28,630 $19,100 21,110
48 Meat, Poultry, And Fish Cutters And Trimmers $28,690 $17,970 420
49 Packaging And Filling Machine Operators And Tenders $28,780 $21,110 1,650
50 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $28,840 $20,760 2,260
51 Food Preparation Workers $28,910 $18,270 8,680
52 Interviewers, Except Eligibility And Loan $29,020 $17,020 3,460
53 Helpers–Carpenters $29,150 $21,260 370
54 Helpers–Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, And Steamfitters $29,200 $22,650 450
55 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Wood $29,310 $18,540 140
56 Sewing Machine Operators $29,340 $20,790 990
57 Telemarketers $29,580 $19,740 2,930
58 Massage Therapists $29,620 $16,820 1,850
59 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians $29,690 $21,230 210
60 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $29,850 $20,590 11,030
61 Food Cooking Machine Operators And Tenders $29,850 $21,090 80
62 Tour And Travel Guides $29,860 $17,450 640
63 Locker Room, Coatroom, And Dressing Room Attendants $29,910 $21,020 190
64 Machine Feeders And Offbearers $29,950 $21,410 140
65 Tellers $30,050 $24,140 3,560
66 Data Entry Keyers $30,080 $21,390 1,730
67 Security Guards $30,090 $20,010 21,810
68 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other $30,110 $17,100 870
69 Coating, Painting, And Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $30,340 $20,950 380
70 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $30,360 $18,840 5,110
71 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $30,380 $18,670 29,300
72 Helpers–Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Workers $30,390 $17,320 810
73 Agricultural Inspectors $30,430 $22,800 30
74 Assemblers And Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers $30,480 $21,530 5,550
75 Skincare Specialists $30,600 $17,160 540
76 Cooks, Short Order $30,750 $18,880 2,060
77 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $30,900 $19,500 25,620
78 Gaming Service Workers, All Other $31,000 $20,300 3,260
79 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators And Tenders $31,030 $25,220 40
80 Teacher Assistants $31,080 $21,760 6,160
81 Office And Administrative Support Workers, All Other $31,370 $16,920 6,000
82 Bakers $31,420 $20,550 2,520
83 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service $31,430 $22,110 1,600
84 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants $31,440 $25,760 300
85 Photographic Process Workers And Processing Machine Operators $31,500 $21,360 150
86 Mail Clerks And Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service $31,520 $21,140 640
87 Laborers And Freight, Stock, And Material Movers, Hand $31,550 $20,570 33,570
88 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer $31,950 $22,300 240
89 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, And Applicators, Vegetation $31,960 $21,000 130
90 Cooks, Restaurant $31,960 $21,320 22,330
91 Gaming Cage Workers $32,030 $21,330 2,830
92 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other $32,110 $17,510 80
93 Funeral Attendants $32,110 $19,550 120
94 Tire Repairers And Changers $32,140 $18,890 1,050
95 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, And Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic $32,300 $22,320 250
96 Cutting, Punching, And Press Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic $32,360 $22,490 790
97 Orderlies $32,480 $23,550 280
98 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $32,540 $20,190 1,220
99 Driver/sales Workers $32,700 $17,410 3,700
100 Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria $32,780 $22,050 1,520
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