The 10 Lowest Paying Jobs In Utah 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 Utah?

So to piggy-backing on our research into the highest paying jobs in Utah, 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 Utah.

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

  1. Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  2. Dishwashers
  3. Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
  4. Baggage Porters and Bellhops
  5. Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
  6. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
  7. Amusement and Recreation Attendants
  8. Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
  9. Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials
  10. Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

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

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

How we determined the lowest paid jobs in Utah

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 650 job classifications in Utah 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 Utah

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $20,440 $16,520 43,840
2 Dishwashers $21,140 $16,620 3,800
3 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $21,370 $16,670 2,120
4 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $21,460 $16,340 230
5 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $21,500 $16,320 2,290
6 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $21,680 $16,540 3,390
7 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $21,730 $16,610 6,560
8 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $21,900 $16,750 3,650
9 Umpires, Referees, And Other Sports Officials $21,980 $15,870 1,180
10 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $22,410 $16,630 2,650
11 Childcare Workers $22,420 $16,840 5,990
12 Personal Care And Service Workers, All Other $22,460 $16,330 340
13 Motion Picture Projectionists $22,800 $16,820 80
14 Physical Therapist Aides $22,860 $17,090 870
15 Cashiers $23,040 $17,000 28,910
16 Pressers, Textile, Garment, And Related Materials $23,600 $19,590 300
17 Sewers, Hand $23,600 $16,210 220
18 Cooks, Fast Food $23,750 $17,120 3,600
19 Occupational Therapy Aides $23,930 $16,680 160
20 Waiters And Waitresses $24,000 $16,620 17,770
21 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $24,250 $18,880 4,080
22 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $24,380 $17,120 4,220
23 Parking Lot Attendants $24,390 $18,310 810
24 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $24,500 $18,170 9,030
25 Food Preparation Workers $24,520 $18,000 5,960
26 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $24,720 $17,410 1,500
27 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $24,750 $20,470 340
28 Cooks, Short Order $24,870 $18,660 910
29 Shoe And Leather Workers And Repairers $24,880 $18,810 90
30 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $24,950 $17,560 1,720
31 Helpers–Production Workers $25,080 $17,630 6,130
32 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $25,270 $16,860 22,680
33 Packers And Packagers, Hand $25,440 $17,450 6,850
34 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $25,440 $17,040 1,980
35 Library Assistants, Clerical $25,540 $17,720 960
36 Personal Care Aides $25,740 $20,530 9,850
37 Entertainment Attendants And Related Workers, All Other $26,000 $18,460 110
38 Crossing Guards $26,100 $17,190 1,630
39 Dietetic Technicians $26,220 $18,220 810
40 Teacher Assistants $26,230 $19,080 17,830
41 Floral Designers $26,250 $20,150 580
42 Funeral Attendants $26,320 $16,990 130
43 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists $26,370 $16,890 3,010
44 Bartenders $26,380 $16,710 2,560
45 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $26,400 $17,560 1,780
46 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service $26,430 $19,760 560
47 Home Health Aides $26,580 $21,050 3,750
48 Recreation Workers $26,590 $16,670 3,820
49 Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants $26,630 $18,470 1,980
50 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, And Aquacultural Animals $26,750 $16,900 480
51 Food Processing Workers, All Other $26,780 $18,140 230
52 Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse $26,870 $17,680 390
53 Legislators $26,930 $16,080 740
54 Helpers–Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Workers $27,020 $18,300 1,030
55 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants $27,040 $17,230 710
56 Costume Attendants $27,240 $16,650 120
57 Cooks, Restaurant $27,350 $19,360 8,730
58 Driver/sales Workers $27,450 $17,000 3,180
59 Fabric And Apparel Patternmakers $27,480 $21,020 30
60 Sewing Machine Operators $27,500 $20,170 1,080
61 Manicurists And Pedicurists $27,550 $17,200 620
62 Retail Salespersons $27,570 $17,300 47,840
63 Psychiatric Technicians $27,660 $21,570 1,060
64 Meat, Poultry, And Fish Cutters And Trimmers $27,670 $19,570 540
65 Residential Advisors $27,670 $21,400 2,250
66 Tellers $27,800 $21,530 5,230
67 Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria $27,870 $19,700 3,570
68 Nursing Assistants $27,880 $21,450 10,680
69 Receptionists And Information Clerks $27,890 $19,010 10,760
70 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Wood $28,200 $18,230 260
71 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $28,480 $20,130 17,790
72 Ambulance Drivers And Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians $28,510 $17,680 60
73 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians $28,570 $21,170 470
74 Tire Repairers And Changers $28,700 $20,030 2,020
75 Couriers And Messengers $28,760 $20,580 450
76 Social And Human Service Assistants $28,840 $20,240 6,220
77 Locker Room, Coatroom, And Dressing Room Attendants $28,840 $19,110 150
78 Animal Trainers $29,050 $20,050 120
79 Interviewers, Except Eligibility And Loan $29,150 $18,190 2,030
80 Counter And Rental Clerks $29,150 $17,840 3,110
81 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $29,300 $21,690 50
82 Psychiatric Aides $29,360 $21,660 270
83 Machine Feeders And Offbearers $29,420 $20,730 300
84 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $29,510 $19,850 9,510
85 Helpers–Extraction Workers $29,540 $20,670 120
86 Bicycle Repairers $29,620 $19,830 420
87 Demonstrators And Product Promoters $29,690 $19,250 1,010
88 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $29,700 $20,970 1,550
89 Agricultural Equipment Operators $29,720 $19,820 40
90 Tour And Travel Guides $30,100 $17,970 1,320
91 Helpers–Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, And Stucco Masons $30,140 $21,910 350
92 Production Workers, All Other $30,150 $19,410 2,520
93 Bakers $30,170 $20,430 2,240
94 Library Technicians $30,180 $19,570 420
95 Sound Engineering Technicians $30,240 $16,740 240
96 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer $30,250 $19,130 400
97 Slaughterers And Meat Packers $30,430 $21,790 770
98 Laborers And Freight, Stock, And Material Movers, Hand $30,450 $21,080 23,690
99 Mail Clerks And Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service $30,500 $20,410 1,200
100 Fiberglass Laminators And Fabricators $30,530 $21,050 110
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