These Are The 100 Lowest Paying Jobs In Oklahoma

We combed through the data to identify the profession in Oklahoma that don’t pay all that well.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings - 3 months ago

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 Oklahoma?

So to piggy-backing on our research into the highest paying jobs in Oklahoma, 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 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food are the lowest paid people in Oklahoma.

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

  1. Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  2. Cooks, Fast Food
  3. Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
  4. Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
  5. Dishwashers
  6. Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants
  7. Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
  8. Cooks, Short Order
  9. Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
  10. Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks

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

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

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How we determined the lowest paid jobs in Oklahoma

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 609 job classifications in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $18,190 $16,080 34,520
2 Cooks, Fast Food $18,250 $16,070 15,520
3 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $18,330 $16,140 1,560
4 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $18,850 $16,230 1,010
5 Dishwashers $19,080 $16,190 4,150
6 Locker Room, Coatroom, And Dressing Room Attendants $19,250 $16,060 220
7 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $19,350 $16,240 6,810
8 Cooks, Short Order $19,480 $16,260 2,230
9 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $19,590 $16,230 10,640
10 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $19,590 $16,340 3,340
11 Personal Care Aides $19,630 $16,120 12,100
12 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $19,680 $16,240 1,580
13 Childcare Workers $19,690 $16,170 7,980
14 Food Preparation Workers $19,850 $16,300 9,040
15 Pressers, Textile, Garment, And Related Materials $19,900 $16,340 580
16 Crossing Guards $19,950 $16,210 250
17 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $20,000 $16,240 3,700
18 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $20,100 $16,210 5,240
19 Food Preparation And Serving Related Workers, All Other $20,130 $16,650 160
20 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $20,190 $16,260 4,530
21 Cashiers $20,240 $16,360 43,690
22 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $20,430 $16,380 260
23 Parking Lot Attendants $20,430 $16,200 610
24 Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria $20,430 $16,320 10,280
25 Psychiatric Aides $20,670 $15,960 850
26 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $21,110 $16,450 2,440
27 Waiters And Waitresses $21,260 $16,130 27,610
28 Motion Picture Projectionists $21,460 $16,310 80
29 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $21,630 $16,570 1,560
30 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $21,990 $16,350 1,900
31 Pharmacy Aides $22,110 $16,960 860
32 Bus Drivers, School Or Special Client $22,110 $16,480 4,570
33 Meat, Poultry, And Fish Cutters And Trimmers $22,400 $18,260 830
34 Bartenders $22,430 $16,200 5,420
35 Substitute Teachers $22,550 $16,070 6,700
36 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $22,580 $16,650 21,170
37 Dietetic Technicians $22,650 $16,290 700
38 Funeral Attendants $22,660 $16,660 620
39 Library Assistants, Clerical $22,660 $16,440 940
40 Manicurists And Pedicurists $22,660 $16,480 290
41 Cooks, Restaurant $22,790 $16,830 13,600
42 Slaughterers And Meat Packers $22,810 $19,440 1,460
43 Physical Therapist Aides $22,830 $16,700 500
44 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants $22,910 $16,870 100
45 Orderlies $23,120 $19,600 710
46 Sewing Machine Operators $23,430 $17,130 760
47 Gaming Dealers $23,640 $16,220 1,890
48 Bakers $23,670 $16,910 1,910
49 Packers And Packagers, Hand $23,680 $16,670 3,260
50 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $23,870 $16,810 1,530
51 Telemarketers $23,970 $17,010 4,160
52 Nursing Assistants $24,050 $19,080 16,910
53 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists $24,200 $16,740 2,600
54 Residential Advisors $24,200 $17,020 1,180
55 Gaming Change Persons And Booth Cashiers $24,420 $16,810 1,910
56 Bicycle Repairers $24,470 $17,500 70
57 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $24,500 $17,090 4,070
58 Gaming Cage Workers $24,530 $17,220 1,540
59 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $24,750 $17,450 7,850
60 Home Health Aides $24,770 $17,160 7,840
61 Tire Repairers And Changers $24,810 $19,870 1,430
62 Food Processing Workers, All Other $24,840 $17,960 390
63 Ambulance Drivers And Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians $24,880 $19,950 150
64 Recreation Workers $24,900 $16,610 1,870
65 Floral Designers $24,920 $17,530 600
66 Graders And Sorters, Agricultural Products $25,150 $19,860 350
67 Tour Guides And Escorts $25,180 $18,430 320
68 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service $25,430 $17,710 970
69 Painting, Coating, And Decorating Workers $25,540 $17,210 160
70 Tellers $25,580 $19,170 7,170
71 Cleaning, Washing, And Metal Pickling Equipment Operators And Tenders $25,750 $19,620 410
72 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $25,750 $17,090 21,280
73 Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse $25,770 $17,770 490
74 Print Binding And Finishing Workers $25,790 $17,620 200
75 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, And Aquacultural Animals $25,970 $16,900 980
76 Counter And Rental Clerks $26,010 $16,960 3,480
77 Helpers–Roofers $26,040 $20,540 180
78 Concierges $26,350 $17,560 140
79 Receptionists And Information Clerks $26,440 $18,060 8,670
80 Packaging And Filling Machine Operators And Tenders $26,560 $17,950 2,840
81 Slot Supervisors $26,600 $16,860 190
82 Library Technicians $26,610 $16,890 1,120
83 Tank Car, Truck, And Ship Loaders $26,710 $17,770 260
84 Assemblers And Fabricators, All Other $26,730 $18,160 940
85 Parking Enforcement Workers $26,750 $17,420 40
86 Food Batchmakers $26,980 $18,370 1,000
87 Animal Trainers $26,990 $16,890 170
88 Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants $27,180 $18,790 1,270
89 Driver/sales Workers $27,310 $16,760 4,740
90 Helpers–Carpenters $27,340 $18,090 520
91 Merchandise Displayers And Window Trimmers $27,360 $18,420 960
92 Helpers–Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, And Tile And Marble Setters $27,370 $21,780 240
93 Telephone Operators $27,510 $21,470 30
94 Bus Drivers, Transit And Intercity $27,540 $17,170 1,020
95 Retail Salespersons $27,560 $16,740 49,280
96 Mail Clerks And Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service $27,660 $17,700 730
97 Tree Trimmers And Pruners $27,670 $20,600 780
98 Office Clerks, General $27,920 $17,440 31,330
99 Social And Human Service Assistants $27,930 $18,570 1,540
100 Helpers–Production Workers $28,010 $18,030 5,020

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