The 10 Lowest Paying Jobs In Ohio 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 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. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
  3. Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  4. Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
  5. Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
  6. Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
  7. Amusement and Recreation Attendants
  8. Dishwashers
  9. Baggage Porters and Bellhops
  10. Cooks, Fast Food

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 740 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 2018.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Lowest Paying Jobs In Ohio

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Shampooers $20,360 $18,130 220
2 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $20,390 $18,000 15,780
3 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $20,490 $17,930 160,070
4 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $20,570 $18,000 7,060
5 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $20,870 $17,830 3,110
6 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $20,910 $17,990 11,600
7 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $21,020 $17,910 10,180
8 Dishwashers $21,140 $18,130 14,890
9 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $21,520 $17,900 640
10 Cooks, Fast Food $21,630 $18,370 16,710
11 Bartenders $21,880 $17,930 23,980
12 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $21,990 $18,310 6,370
13 Cooks, All Other $22,070 $18,090 80
14 Cashiers $22,110 $18,120 121,600
15 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $22,340 $18,260 16,450
16 Parking Lot Attendants $22,360 $18,280 4,520
17 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $22,370 $18,220 13,930
18 Gaming Dealers $22,380 $17,850 1,180
19 Home Health Aides $22,570 $18,780 55,490
20 Locker Room, Coatroom, And Dressing Room Attendants $22,630 $18,190 650
21 Waiters And Waitresses $22,650 $17,990 94,720
22 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $22,680 $18,430 26,870
23 Cooks, Short Order $22,680 $18,410 9,540
24 Childcare Workers $22,740 $18,250 18,630
25 Personal Care And Service Workers, All Other $22,960 $18,120 590
26 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $23,030 $18,260 7,750
27 Food Preparation Workers $23,090 $18,370 26,740
28 Personal Care Aides $23,530 $19,050 42,590
29 Food Preparation And Serving Related Workers, All Other $23,590 $18,500 1,240
30 Pressers, Textile, Garment, And Related Materials $23,890 $18,910 1,480
31 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $24,030 $18,260 7,080
32 Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants $24,330 $19,000 3,800
33 Motion Picture Projectionists $24,340 $19,460 230
34 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $24,490 $18,710 7,700
35 Graders And Sorters, Agricultural Products $24,680 $20,000 330
36 Gaming Change Persons And Booth Cashiers $24,700 $18,610 350
37 Gaming Service Workers, All Other $24,860 $19,430 130
38 Cooks, Restaurant $25,560 $18,860 37,220
39 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $25,590 $18,520 12,220
40 Telemarketers $25,670 $18,420 14,060
41 Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse $25,730 $18,110 2,060
42 Recreation Workers $25,850 $18,510 13,820
43 Bicycle Repairers $25,900 $18,360 170
44 Packers And Packagers, Hand $26,150 $18,850 29,430
45 Sewing Machine Operators $26,190 $19,420 3,670
46 Tour And Travel Guides $26,250 $18,140 1,060
47 Manicurists And Pedicurists $26,290 $18,270 2,210
48 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $26,380 $19,680 2,900
49 Shoe And Leather Workers And Repairers $26,700 $20,290 270
50 Concierges $27,000 $18,990 470
51 Funeral Attendants $27,040 $19,230 2,500
52 Driver/sales Workers $27,140 $18,050 21,710
53 Cutters And Trimmers, Hand $27,230 $20,340 300
54 Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria $27,260 $19,320 18,910
55 Teacher Assistants $27,290 $18,700 40,710
56 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists $27,300 $18,190 16,990
57 Floral Designers $27,310 $19,100 1,680
58 Orderlies $27,460 $21,000 2,240
59 Nursing Assistants $27,570 $21,240 65,860
60 Library Assistants, Clerical $27,590 $18,400 5,050
61 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $27,630 $18,910 79,790
62 Counter And Rental Clerks $27,670 $18,480 12,660
63 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other $27,670 $18,530 4,080
64 Food Processing Workers, All Other $27,820 $20,750 2,710
65 Receptionists And Information Clerks $27,850 $19,180 33,180
66 Bakers $27,910 $19,500 6,550
67 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $27,930 $18,930 81,910
68 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service $28,070 $18,960 3,310
69 Slaughterers And Meat Packers $28,070 $20,350 4,010
70 Pharmacy Aides $28,090 $19,850 710
71 Tire Repairers And Changers $28,180 $19,270 3,740
72 Physical Therapist Aides $28,210 $20,780 700
73 Retail Salespersons $28,260 $18,380 154,490
74 Animal Trainers $28,280 $19,580 380
75 Helpers–Electricians $28,480 $21,460 780
76 Umpires, Referees, And Other Sports Officials $28,670 $18,030 460
77 Meat, Poultry, And Fish Cutters And Trimmers $28,710 $20,970 1,860
78 Couriers And Messengers $28,750 $20,210 1,890
79 Residential Advisors $28,760 $20,540 3,290
80 Gaming Cage Workers $28,860 $21,090 400
81 Textile Knitting And Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $28,950 $21,260 200
82 Dietetic Technicians $28,990 $19,160 1,330
83 Tellers $28,990 $21,630 18,080
84 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $29,020 $19,350 15,390
85 Ambulance Drivers And Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians $29,060 $19,310 800
86 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $29,070 $19,280 36,420
87 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers And Repairers $29,180 $18,070 1,070
88 Fabric And Apparel Patternmakers $29,210 $18,360 80
89 Grinding And Polishing Workers, Hand $29,390 $20,560 1,740
90 Crossing Guards $29,650 $19,450 2,070
91 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants $29,810 $19,120 290
92 Painting, Coating, And Decorating Workers $29,820 $20,500 260
93 Demonstrators And Product Promoters $29,900 $18,760 1,030
94 Material Moving Workers, All Other $30,090 $19,110 300
95 Laborers And Freight, Stock, And Material Movers, Hand $30,100 $20,290 119,220
96 Helpers–Carpenters $30,230 $23,600 440
97 Religious Workers, All Other $30,280 $19,790 140
98 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, And Aquacultural Animals $30,290 $19,430 980
99 Pharmacy Technicians $30,500 $20,960 16,190
100 Substitute Teachers $30,630 $21,240 16,420
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