These Are The 100 Lowest Paying Jobs In North Dakota

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 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop are the lowest paid people in North Dakota.

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

  1. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
  2. Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
  3. Bartenders
  4. Dishwashers
  5. Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
  6. Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other
  7. Waiters and Waitresses
  8. Childcare Workers
  9. Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians
  10. Amusement and Recreation Attendants

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 518 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 2016.

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Detailed List Of The Lowest Paying Jobs In North Dakota

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $20,150 $16,370 900
2 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $20,330 $16,450 870
3 Bartenders $20,430 $16,280 3,690
4 Dishwashers $20,560 $16,540 1,180
5 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $20,720 $16,140 380
6 Food Preparation And Serving Related Workers, All Other $20,890 $17,000 180
7 Waiters And Waitresses $21,100 $16,180 7,330
8 Childcare Workers $22,170 $16,660 2,790
9 Ambulance Drivers And Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians $22,220 $16,090 390
10 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $22,250 $16,630 850
11 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $22,310 $16,700 610
12 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $22,570 $17,040 320
13 Telemarketers $22,820 $17,130 210
14 Parking Lot Attendants $22,820 $17,170 100
15 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $23,420 $17,390 7,370
16 Gaming And Sports Book Writers And Runners $23,750 $16,480 190
17 Cashiers $23,780 $17,410 10,240
18 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $23,920 $17,540 1,550
19 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other $23,990 $17,260 120
20 Cooks, Short Order $24,270 $20,150 280
21 Cooks, Fast Food $24,530 $17,440 1,450
22 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $24,870 $17,910 4,230
23 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $24,950 $19,990 1,200
24 Packers And Packagers, Hand $25,340 $17,730 860
25 Couriers And Messengers $25,430 $17,740 250
26 Pharmacy Aides $25,680 $18,690 380
27 Machine Feeders And Offbearers $25,760 $16,820 170
28 Personal Care And Service Workers, All Other $25,770 $16,740 100
29 Gaming Dealers $25,840 $16,300 850
30 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $25,850 $18,480 1,840
31 Floral Designers $26,150 $19,900 220
32 Food Preparation Workers $26,160 $17,790 2,280
33 Locker Room, Coatroom, And Dressing Room Attendants $26,400 $17,210 70
34 Food Batchmakers $26,490 $19,220 240
35 Gaming Service Workers, All Other $26,520 $16,910 180
36 Gaming Change Persons And Booth Cashiers $26,610 $17,340 120
37 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $26,770 $18,630 630
38 Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse $26,820 $17,860 310
39 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $26,950 $18,460 820
40 Gaming Cage Workers $27,080 $16,920 100
41 Food Cooking Machine Operators And Tenders $27,210 $16,740 80
42 Funeral Attendants $27,620 $19,660 130
43 Media And Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $27,750 $15,810 70
44 Photographic Process Workers And Processing Machine Operators $27,860 $19,980 90
45 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer $28,080 $20,590 170
46 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists $28,100 $17,240 1,250
47 Sewing Machine Operators $28,200 $20,730 160
48 Cooks, Restaurant $28,400 $20,160 2,700
49 Driver/sales Workers $28,480 $16,500 1,850
50 Phlebotomists $28,600 $21,550 580
51 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, And Aquacultural Animals $28,780 $20,550 110
52 Mail Clerks And Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service $28,820 $20,820 180
53 Receptionists And Information Clerks $28,970 $18,810 1,800
54 Dietetic Technicians $29,080 $21,310 410
55 Reporters And Correspondents $29,210 $17,010 240
56 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $29,210 $19,770 5,710
57 Library Assistants, Clerical $29,240 $17,680 110
58 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $29,270 $20,320 160
59 Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria $29,310 $20,670 1,490
60 Orderlies $29,350 $19,230 170
61 Physical Therapist Aides $29,400 $21,380 120
62 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants $29,430 $17,190 140
63 Demonstrators And Product Promoters $29,480 $22,480 90
64 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $29,500 $19,930 2,340
65 Gaming Surveillance Officers And Gaming Investigators $29,630 $21,990 90
66 Psychiatric Aides $29,650 $23,360 130
67 Helpers–Carpenters $29,800 $21,570 170
68 Tellers $29,820 $22,010 1,620
69 Packaging And Filling Machine Operators And Tenders $29,920 $20,380 760
70 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $29,930 $18,530 1,270
71 Bakers $29,980 $19,910 610
72 Fitness Trainers And Aerobics Instructors $29,990 $17,850 890
73 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $30,000 $20,150 7,050
74 Food And Tobacco Roasting, Baking, And Drying Machine Operators And Tenders $30,090 $22,330 120
75 Office Clerks, General $30,210 $18,650 8,620
76 Interviewers, Except Eligibility And Loan $30,350 $24,740 270
77 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service $30,440 $21,630 120
78 Carpet Installers $30,500 $17,120 150
79 Residential Advisors $30,530 $16,040 850
80 Electronic Equipment Installers And Repairers, Motor Vehicles $30,570 $20,470 40
81 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $30,750 $17,260 140
82 Recreation Workers $30,820 $18,600 860
83 Opticians, Dispensing $30,880 $22,380 340
84 Print Binding And Finishing Workers $30,930 $24,430 160
85 Library Technicians $31,050 $20,120 160
86 Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants $31,090 $21,090 320
87 Counter And Rental Clerks $31,090 $18,590 680
88 Nursing Assistants $31,600 $24,770 6,870
89 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers $31,620 $17,230 450
90 Refuse And Recyclable Material Collectors $31,620 $17,010 220
91 Molding, Coremaking, And Casting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic $31,630 $22,630 90
92 Helpers–Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, And Steamfitters $31,700 $20,970 190
93 Personal Care Aides $31,890 $24,170 4,940
94 Assemblers And Fabricators, All Other $31,950 $23,220 490
95 Emergency Medical Technicians And Paramedics $31,960 $16,720 1,040
96 File Clerks $32,220 $21,160 230
97 Retail Salespersons $32,230 $18,280 13,610
98 Tire Repairers And Changers $32,270 $22,510 490
99 Data Entry Keyers $32,380 $21,020 480
100 Laborers And Freight, Stock, And Material Movers, Hand $32,520 $21,670 8,380

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