The 10 Lowest Paying Jobs In North Dakota 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 North Dakota?

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

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

  1. Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
  2. Bartenders
  3. Waiters and Waitresses
  4. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
  5. Dishwashers
  6. Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
  7. Telemarketers
  8. Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
  9. Tour and Travel Guides
  10. Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

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

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

How we determined the lowest paid jobs in North Dakota

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 547 job classifications in North Dakota 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.

Detailed List Of The Lowest Paying Jobs In North Dakota

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $20,150 $16,760 290
2 Bartenders $20,880 $16,600 4,110
3 Waiters And Waitresses $21,140 $16,380 5,950
4 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $21,860 $16,730 800
5 Dishwashers $22,860 $17,400 990
6 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $23,530 $17,960 1,090
7 Telemarketers $23,570 $16,180 150
8 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $23,850 $17,410 1,870
9 Tour And Travel Guides $24,380 $16,490 40
10 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $24,440 $19,250 480
11 Cooks, Short Order $24,700 $18,670 410
12 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $24,990 $19,340 7,700
13 Cooks, Fast Food $25,000 $17,700 1,200
14 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $25,030 $17,540 1,060
15 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $25,030 $18,810 410
16 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $25,120 $19,480 90
17 Cashiers $25,150 $18,900 9,530
18 Childcare Workers $25,190 $18,140 2,880
19 Packers And Packagers, Hand $25,460 $18,150 410
20 Parking Lot Attendants $25,660 $21,220 80
21 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $25,720 $19,030 3,850
22 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $26,120 $20,500 1,490
23 Food Preparation Workers $26,160 $19,750 1,720
24 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $26,710 $19,030 770
25 Food Batchmakers $26,870 $21,190 470
26 Sewing Machine Operators $26,960 $20,530 160
27 Floral Designers $27,300 $21,230 160
28 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $27,500 $21,000 1,090
29 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $27,600 $18,110 790
30 Gaming Dealers $27,740 $16,460 970
31 Locker Room, Coatroom, And Dressing Room Attendants $27,940 $19,900 70
32 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, And Aquacultural Animals $28,020 $20,310 140
33 Cooks, Restaurant $28,130 $19,820 2,930
34 Dietetic Technicians $28,160 $20,100 250
35 Library Assistants, Clerical $28,220 $18,380 150
36 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $28,220 $19,680 1,220
37 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists $28,240 $16,990 1,100
38 Couriers And Messengers $28,680 $22,280 160
39 Ambulance Drivers And Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians $28,860 $16,820 300
40 Funeral Attendants $28,960 $21,140 170
41 Driver/sales Workers $28,980 $16,860 2,160
42 Meat, Poultry, And Fish Cutters And Trimmers $29,070 $22,000 50
43 Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants $29,140 $20,060 240
44 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $29,330 $20,610 5,690
45 Receptionists And Information Clerks $29,480 $20,590 1,570
46 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $29,710 $21,320 1,420
47 Bakers $29,720 $21,530 740
48 Mail Clerks And Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service $30,110 $19,650 190
49 Slaughterers And Meat Packers $30,160 $21,060 50
50 Bailiffs $30,350 $28,120 160
51 Demonstrators And Product Promoters $30,440 $26,020 60
52 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $30,740 $20,920 6,370
53 Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse $30,830 $19,190 230
54 Packaging And Filling Machine Operators And Tenders $30,880 $22,260 1,020
55 Pharmacy Aides $30,940 $20,380 200
56 Food And Tobacco Roasting, Baking, And Drying Machine Operators And Tenders $31,030 $21,000 110
57 Carpet Installers $31,210 $18,190 90
58 Personal Care And Service Workers, All Other $31,220 $18,910 130
59 Tire Repairers And Changers $31,280 $22,050 400
60 Photographic Process Workers And Processing Machine Operators $31,290 $21,650 30
61 Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria $31,370 $22,870 1,920
62 Helpers–Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, And Steamfitters $31,460 $21,510 90
63 Recreation Workers $31,470 $20,810 730
64 Fitness Trainers And Aerobics Instructors $31,730 $17,590 1,750
65 Gaming Surveillance Officers And Gaming Investigators $31,740 $23,310 100
66 Tellers $31,800 $25,090 1,870
67 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service $31,900 $23,130 100
68 Molding, Coremaking, And Casting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic $31,930 $26,280 80
69 Transportation Workers, All Other $32,180 $23,550 120
70 Coaches And Scouts $32,230 $17,280 1,040
71 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer $32,320 $26,180 140
72 Umpires, Referees, And Other Sports Officials $32,370 $17,910 150
73 Library Technicians $32,510 $20,580 290
74 Crossing Guards $32,510 $21,890 140
75 Teacher Assistants $32,550 $23,230 5,020
76 Emergency Medical Technicians And Paramedics $32,680 $16,700 830
77 Residential Advisors $32,710 $18,450 860
78 Retail Salespersons $32,830 $19,420 13,330
79 Personal Care Aides $32,890 $25,460 6,090
80 Orderlies $32,910 $25,440 100
81 Refuse And Recyclable Material Collectors $33,030 $17,830 390
82 Food Cooking Machine Operators And Tenders $33,330 $21,580 200
83 Phlebotomists $33,340 $25,450 400
84 Physical Therapist Aides $33,350 $25,680 110
85 Data Entry Keyers $33,380 $23,570 300
86 Interviewers, Except Eligibility And Loan $33,410 $26,100 320
87 Merchandise Displayers And Window Trimmers $33,520 $24,260 360
88 Skincare Specialists $33,520 $20,440 200
89 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Except Sawing $33,570 $27,720 170
90 Travel Agents $33,600 $24,400 290
91 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $33,680 $22,240 2,130
92 Opticians, Dispensing $33,900 $26,240 440
93 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians $33,940 $21,640 70
94 Nursing Assistants $33,990 $26,150 7,080
95 Engine And Other Machine Assemblers $34,090 $21,000 60
96 Home Health Aides $34,100 $24,830 550
97 Production Workers, All Other $34,200 $24,390 880
98 Laborers And Freight, Stock, And Material Movers, Hand $34,470 $23,370 5,950
99 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $34,570 $19,980 140
100 Furniture Finishers $34,670 $23,920 30
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