These Are The 100 Lowest Paying Jobs In Ohio

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 Ohio?

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

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

  1. Shampooers
  2. Dishwashers
  3. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
  4. Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  5. Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
  6. Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
  7. Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
  8. Cooks, Fast Food
  9. Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
  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 Ohio:

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

How we determined the lowest paid jobs in Ohio

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 667 job classifications in Ohio 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 Ohio

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Shampooers $18,930 $17,350 140
2 Dishwashers $19,520 $17,590 13,770
3 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $19,790 $17,580 16,140
4 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $19,860 $17,590 163,790
5 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $19,870 $17,620 6,960
6 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $19,920 $17,570 11,320
7 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $20,160 $17,680 2,490
8 Cooks, Fast Food $20,160 $17,670 16,000
9 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $20,590 $17,740 6,110
10 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $20,740 $17,630 10,950
11 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $20,840 $17,610 17,230
12 Cashiers $20,970 $17,740 117,390
13 Pressers, Textile, Garment, And Related Materials $21,270 $17,740 2,180
14 Food Preparation And Serving Related Workers, All Other $21,290 $17,480 1,090
15 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $21,350 $17,740 14,530
16 Cooks, Short Order $21,380 $17,780 12,360
17 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $21,420 $17,670 490
18 Home Health Aides $21,450 $17,980 65,710
19 Bartenders $21,520 $17,580 22,950
20 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $21,600 $17,810 26,430
21 Food Preparation Workers $21,790 $17,690 24,990
22 Parking Lot Attendants $21,830 $17,820 3,910
23 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $21,870 $17,740 6,430
24 Childcare Workers $21,970 $17,780 20,310
25 Ambulance Drivers And Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians $22,030 $17,980 940
26 Waiters And Waitresses $22,100 $17,590 98,150
27 Personal Care Aides $22,300 $17,990 26,520
28 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News And Street Vendors, And Related Workers $22,330 $18,640 500
29 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $22,510 $17,720 6,660
30 Cooks, All Other $22,850 $17,710 130
31 Personal Care And Service Workers, All Other $22,930 $17,830 560
32 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $23,450 $17,850 7,510
33 Locker Room, Coatroom, And Dressing Room Attendants $23,570 $17,700 570
34 Gaming Change Persons And Booth Cashiers $23,720 $18,770 420
35 Cooks, Restaurant $23,800 $18,150 37,660
36 Shoe And Leather Workers And Repairers $24,050 $18,380 300
37 Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants $24,120 $18,050 4,640
38 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other $24,200 $17,860 5,870
39 Funeral Attendants $24,200 $18,340 2,350
40 Packers And Packagers, Hand $24,250 $18,030 40,960
41 Telemarketers $24,360 $18,000 13,510
42 Concierges $24,400 $17,890 310
43 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $24,560 $17,940 12,410
44 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $24,570 $18,320 2,750
45 Manicurists And Pedicurists $24,610 $17,900 1,860
46 Driver/sales Workers $25,030 $17,690 22,220
47 Bicycle Repairers $25,220 $18,570 400
48 Tire Repairers And Changers $25,460 $17,960 3,810
49 Sewers, Hand $25,560 $18,680 50
50 Counter And Rental Clerks $25,600 $18,010 13,780
51 Receptionists And Information Clerks $25,610 $18,440 25,220
52 Bakers $25,650 $18,430 6,080
53 Orderlies $25,660 $20,610 2,270
54 Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria $25,670 $18,500 17,730
55 Recreation Workers $25,680 $18,020 13,070
56 Nursing Assistants $25,850 $20,100 66,800
57 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists $25,980 $17,920 17,460
58 Meat, Poultry, And Fish Cutters And Trimmers $26,090 $18,470 2,170
59 Tellers $26,130 $20,250 19,260
60 Substitute Teachers $26,220 $19,020 18,290
61 Floral Designers $26,380 $18,630 1,760
62 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $26,440 $18,140 84,580
63 Cooling And Freezing Equipment Operators And Tenders $26,460 $18,290 220
64 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $26,530 $18,300 35,550
65 Slaughterers And Meat Packers $26,570 $19,880 2,970
66 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $26,610 $18,050 85,470
67 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other $26,640 $20,300 500
68 Sewing Machine Operators $26,670 $19,020 3,020
69 Couriers And Messengers $26,790 $19,080 1,620
70 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants $27,070 $18,130 370
71 Library Assistants, Clerical $27,090 $18,120 6,090
72 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $27,110 $18,450 12,160
73 Physical Therapist Aides $27,160 $19,980 910
74 Animal Trainers $27,210 $18,000 350
75 Retail Salespersons $27,270 $17,990 157,460
76 Helpers–Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, And Steamfitters $27,380 $18,320 1,020
77 Pharmacy Aides $27,690 $19,060 760
78 Food Processing Workers, All Other $27,970 $19,620 2,100
79 Laborers And Freight, Stock, And Material Movers, Hand $28,090 $18,570 111,230
80 Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse $28,280 $18,320 1,850
81 Demonstrators And Product Promoters $28,290 $18,370 1,120
82 Gaming Cage Workers $28,340 $20,360 390
83 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, And Aquacultural Animals $28,460 $18,220 990
84 Tour Guides And Escorts $28,490 $17,940 710
85 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service $28,590 $19,890 2,670
86 Cutters And Trimmers, Hand $28,660 $20,940 300
87 Furniture Finishers $28,690 $19,790 1,020
88 Security Guards $28,690 $18,260 32,280
89 Pharmacy Technicians $28,700 $20,120 16,290
90 Upholsterers $28,710 $18,390 810
91 Graders And Sorters, Agricultural Products $28,730 $20,630 150
92 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other $28,780 $19,080 430
93 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians $28,800 $19,190 950
94 Logging Equipment Operators $28,810 $21,140 230
95 Textile Winding, Twisting, And Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $28,850 $21,680 60
96 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer $28,890 $20,570 2,730
97 Travel Agents $28,980 $18,540 1,670
98 Religious Workers, All Other $29,180 $19,250 240
99 Print Binding And Finishing Workers $29,260 $20,050 2,830
100 Merchandise Displayers And Window Trimmers $29,280 $18,100 4,840