The 10 Lowest Paying Jobs In Oklahoma For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 1 month ago

Find a Job You Really Want In

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.

Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Copied!

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 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers are the lowest paid people in Oklahoma.

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

  1. Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
  2. Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  3. Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
  4. Cooks, Fast Food
  5. Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
  6. Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials
  7. Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
  8. Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants
  9. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
  10. Teacher Assistants

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:

How we determined the lowest paid jobs in Oklahoma

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 662 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 2018.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Lowest Paying Jobs In Oklahoma

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $18,860 $16,400 1,570
2 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $18,980 $16,290 32,190
3 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $19,260 $16,170 990
4 Cooks, Fast Food $19,380 $16,380 14,960
5 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $19,520 $16,430 4,600
6 Pressers, Textile, Garment, And Related Materials $19,590 $16,350 340
7 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $19,730 $16,310 4,290
8 Locker Room, Coatroom, And Dressing Room Attendants $19,820 $16,620 350
9 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $19,890 $16,250 5,310
10 Teacher Assistants $19,900 $16,130 12,220
11 Waiters And Waitresses $20,060 $16,280 29,400
12 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $20,070 $16,200 250
13 Motion Picture Projectionists $20,160 $16,500 110
14 Personal Care Aides $20,270 $16,580 13,820
15 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $20,320 $16,250 1,600
16 Dishwashers $20,410 $16,660 4,290
17 Childcare Workers $20,440 $16,510 7,160
18 Cooks, Short Order $20,460 $16,380 4,480
19 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $20,570 $16,640 3,140
20 Food Preparation Workers $20,750 $16,670 8,100
21 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $20,860 $16,650 11,280
22 Cashiers $20,890 $16,460 44,010
23 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $21,020 $16,560 3,040
24 Food Preparation And Serving Related Workers, All Other $21,260 $16,810 160
25 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $21,450 $16,660 2,250
26 Psychiatric Aides $21,520 $16,820 1,110
27 Physical Therapist Aides $21,610 $16,490 630
28 Bartenders $21,630 $16,260 5,740
29 Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria $21,650 $16,640 9,680
30 Crossing Guards $21,660 $16,400 260
31 Parking Lot Attendants $21,930 $16,950 870
32 Gaming Dealers $22,030 $16,230 1,910
33 Shoe And Leather Workers And Repairers $22,520 $16,730 50
34 Gaming Change Persons And Booth Cashiers $22,700 $16,700 1,670
35 Library Assistants, Clerical $22,940 $16,470 1,380
36 Sewing Machine Operators $23,120 $17,200 700
37 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $23,160 $17,450 1,300
38 Religious Workers, All Other $23,260 $16,560 70
39 Meat, Poultry, And Fish Cutters And Trimmers $23,320 $19,990 730
40 Funeral Attendants $23,330 $17,850 610
41 Home Health Aides $23,380 $16,730 6,880
42 Bus Drivers, School Or Special Client $23,670 $16,620 4,430
43 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $23,670 $17,080 19,680
44 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $23,710 $17,050 1,830
45 Slaughterers And Meat Packers $23,730 $19,990 1,140
46 Substitute Teachers $23,810 $16,230 5,940
47 Cooks, Restaurant $24,000 $17,360 16,910
48 Bakers $24,230 $17,320 1,510
49 Pharmacy Aides $24,400 $17,050 890
50 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants $24,420 $16,720 30
51 Residential Advisors $24,420 $17,100 950
52 Orderlies $24,500 $20,740 600
53 Gaming Cage Workers $24,790 $17,560 1,300
54 Dietetic Technicians $24,850 $17,240 710
55 Packers And Packagers, Hand $24,890 $17,300 3,170
56 Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants $25,050 $18,620 1,120
57 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $25,080 $17,290 1,470
58 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, And Aquacultural Animals $25,080 $16,740 1,130
59 Ambulance Drivers And Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians $25,150 $18,290 130
60 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists $25,180 $16,700 3,160
61 Floral Designers $25,690 $19,810 550
62 Nursing Assistants $25,690 $20,480 17,120
63 Recreation Workers $25,790 $17,070 1,890
64 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $25,810 $17,590 4,190
65 Concierges $25,920 $19,300 340
66 Rehabilitation Counselors $26,150 $16,700 1,900
67 Graders And Sorters, Agricultural Products $26,220 $20,760 310
68 Tellers $26,240 $20,330 6,960
69 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $26,460 $17,940 20,490
70 Psychiatric Technicians $26,510 $20,390 690
71 Graduate Teaching Assistants $26,590 $16,430 1,540
72 Helpers–Carpenters $26,930 $18,760 230
73 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $26,990 $18,770 7,850
74 Machine Feeders And Offbearers $27,160 $19,980 680
75 Tour And Travel Guides $27,190 $20,600 210
76 Cleaning, Washing, And Metal Pickling Equipment Operators And Tenders $27,210 $20,960 400
77 Telemarketers $27,230 $17,400 1,770
78 Public Address System And Other Announcers $27,530 $20,050 30
79 Photographic Process Workers And Processing Machine Operators $27,590 $17,430 290
80 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service $27,640 $20,260 660
81 Counter And Rental Clerks $27,910 $16,970 3,480
82 Retail Salespersons $27,940 $16,960 50,820
83 Food And Tobacco Roasting, Baking, And Drying Machine Operators And Tenders $27,940 $17,090 390
84 Mail Clerks And Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service $28,150 $18,440 890
85 Receptionists And Information Clerks $28,210 $19,310 8,730
86 Bus Drivers, Transit And Intercity $28,300 $16,900 780
87 Print Binding And Finishing Workers $28,310 $20,530 120
88 Tire Repairers And Changers $28,460 $21,000 1,520
89 Office Clerks, General $28,510 $17,520 25,530
90 Animal Trainers $28,590 $19,430 180
91 Butchers And Meat Cutters $28,600 $18,230 1,330
92 Packaging And Filling Machine Operators And Tenders $28,870 $18,900 2,270
93 Merchandise Displayers And Window Trimmers $28,920 $20,490 1,220
94 Tailors, Dressmakers, And Custom Sewers $28,920 $21,930 150
95 Outdoor Power Equipment And Other Small Engine Mechanics $29,000 $16,910 510
96 Gaming Surveillance Officers And Gaming Investigators $29,110 $21,310 1,510
97 Food Batchmakers $29,140 $19,580 1,080
98 First-Line Supervisors Of Food Preparation And Serving Workers $29,190 $18,560 15,500
99 Rock Splitters, Quarry $29,260 $19,080 580
100 Couriers And Messengers $29,290 $18,320 840
Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary