The 10 Lowest Paying Jobs In New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire?

So to piggy-backing on our research into the highest paying jobs in New Hampshire, 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 Legislators are the lowest paid people in New Hampshire.

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

  1. Legislators
  2. Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
  3. Baggage Porters and Bellhops
  4. Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
  5. Dishwashers
  6. Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  7. Amusement and Recreation Attendants
  8. Cooks, Fast Food
  9. Cashiers
  10. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop

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

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

How we determined the lowest paid jobs in New Hampshire

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 591 job classifications in New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Legislators $18,910 $16,120 350
2 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $19,600 $16,470 200
3 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $20,550 $16,900 50
4 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $21,180 $16,470 1,490
5 Dishwashers $21,450 $16,910 2,560
6 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $21,900 $16,790 14,750
7 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $22,340 $16,820 1,670
8 Cooks, Fast Food $22,400 $16,810 1,610
9 Cashiers $22,780 $17,210 22,400
10 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $22,800 $17,390 1,760
11 Tour And Travel Guides $23,420 $16,680 180
12 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $23,440 $16,900 1,150
13 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $23,530 $17,860 1,130
14 Bartenders $23,540 $16,490 4,110
15 Childcare Workers $23,940 $17,300 2,390
16 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $24,070 $17,430 1,100
17 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $24,090 $17,220 1,590
18 Food Preparation And Serving Related Workers, All Other $24,180 $17,930 150
19 Cooks, Short Order $24,240 $18,330 1,870
20 Food Preparation Workers $24,560 $18,130 2,730
21 Personal Care And Service Workers, All Other $24,630 $16,060 40
22 Packers And Packagers, Hand $24,630 $19,560 4,090
23 Substitute Teachers $24,650 $20,120 2,720
24 Pressers, Textile, Garment, And Related Materials $24,790 $18,030 140
25 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $24,810 $17,540 1,130
26 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $24,820 $17,640 240
27 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $24,820 $18,530 4,070
28 Waiters And Waitresses $24,850 $16,520 12,510
29 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $25,360 $19,670 1,220
30 Parking Lot Attendants $25,930 $18,520 200
31 Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants $26,040 $20,810 480
32 Cutters And Trimmers, Hand $26,540 $20,570 50
33 Library Assistants, Clerical $26,780 $18,010 900
34 Personal Care Aides $26,900 $21,200 8,600
35 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other $27,400 $16,650 70
36 Couriers And Messengers $27,480 $18,060 220
37 Food Cooking Machine Operators And Tenders $27,680 $17,780 50
38 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $27,730 $19,080 380
39 Tire Repairers And Changers $28,020 $20,520 550
40 File Clerks $28,250 $17,510 760
41 Driver/sales Workers $28,300 $16,560 2,270
42 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $28,450 $19,720 14,050
43 Concierges $28,580 $21,770 30
44 Retail Salespersons $28,610 $17,760 24,750
45 Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse $28,640 $18,240 250
46 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $28,640 $19,390 1,360
47 Helpers–Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Workers $28,750 $19,210 470
48 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists $28,770 $16,600 2,770
49 Helpers–Electricians $29,010 $18,800 60
50 Home Health Aides $29,140 $22,970 550
51 Cooks, Restaurant $29,200 $21,320 6,520
52 Meat, Poultry, And Fish Cutters And Trimmers $29,260 $21,590 80
53 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $29,420 $20,560 9,450
54 Textile, Apparel, And Furnishings Workers, All Other $29,460 $21,120 70
55 Bicycle Repairers $29,460 $20,740 160
56 Dietetic Technicians $29,490 $21,180 110
57 Food And Tobacco Roasting, Baking, And Drying Machine Operators And Tenders $29,770 $20,370 170
58 Tellers $29,780 $23,410 1,590
59 Grinding And Polishing Workers, Hand $29,790 $20,430 120
60 Craft Artists $29,900 $20,620 50
61 Laborers And Freight, Stock, And Material Movers, Hand $30,110 $21,250 6,130
62 Teacher Assistants $30,770 $20,230 9,360
63 Bakers $30,830 $19,320 760
64 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $30,860 $22,030 2,950
65 Reservation And Transportation Ticket Agents And Travel Clerks $30,890 $19,460 320
66 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer $30,940 $20,880 400
67 Floral Designers $31,020 $22,070 230
68 Receptionists And Information Clerks $31,080 $20,650 5,150
69 Parking Enforcement Workers $31,490 $21,940 80
70 Skincare Specialists $31,540 $19,260 260
71 Recreation Workers $31,560 $18,440 2,140
72 Gaming Dealers $31,660 $18,610 170
73 Sewing Machine Operators $31,700 $21,090 380
74 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service $31,820 $20,090 350
75 Helpers–Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, And Steamfitters $31,830 $24,220 160
76 Food Batchmakers $31,890 $19,300 390
77 Camera Operators, Television, Video, And Motion Picture $32,020 $19,480 130
78 Orderlies $32,060 $22,940 140
79 Helpers–Production Workers $32,090 $22,150 2,460
80 Nursing Assistants $32,200 $25,190 7,980
81 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $32,230 $22,210 5,310
82 Pharmacy Technicians $32,370 $23,010 1,730
83 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other $32,410 $20,350 260
84 Word Processors And Typists $32,420 $21,560 80
85 Photographic Process Workers And Processing Machine Operators $32,470 $23,130 40
86 Merchandise Displayers And Window Trimmers $32,570 $22,910 440
87 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, And Aquacultural Animals $32,620 $19,010 120
88 Crossing Guards $32,750 $25,100 420
89 Physical Therapist Aides $32,820 $24,820 150
90 Foundry Mold And Coremakers $32,850 $25,800 250
91 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $32,920 $23,480 80
92 Bailiffs $33,000 $25,740 40
93 Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria $33,100 $23,570 1,530
94 Refuse And Recyclable Material Collectors $33,110 $22,720 710
95 Social And Human Service Assistants $33,120 $21,240 2,180
96 Data Entry Keyers $33,290 $22,660 1,240
97 Forest And Conservation Workers $33,440 $21,590 40
98 Office And Administrative Support Workers, All Other $33,490 $16,870 340
99 Assemblers And Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers $33,640 $22,720 5,770
100 Cleaning, Washing, And Metal Pickling Equipment Operators And Tenders $33,790 $25,630 130
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