These Are The 100 Lowest Paying Jobs In Utah

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 Ambulance Drivers And Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians are the lowest paid people in Utah.

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

  1. Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians
  2. Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
  3. Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  4. Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
  5. Baggage Porters and Bellhops
  6. Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials
  7. Dishwashers
  8. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
  9. Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
  10. Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop

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 598 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 2016.

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Detailed List Of The Lowest Paying Jobs In Utah

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Ambulance Drivers And Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians $18,490 $16,330 110
2 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $18,870 $16,050 2,040
3 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $19,460 $16,180 41,490
4 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $19,630 $16,230 2,160
5 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $19,650 $16,300 280
6 Pressers, Textile, Garment, And Related Materials $19,840 $16,400 140
7 Dishwashers $19,870 $16,360 3,550
8 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $20,610 $16,430 3,270
9 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $20,820 $16,290 1,030
10 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $20,830 $16,310 4,040
11 Crossing Guards $21,130 $16,420 1,500
12 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $21,230 $16,560 2,930
13 Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers $21,320 $16,570 450
14 Food Preparation Workers $21,350 $16,610 7,170
15 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $21,400 $16,360 2,330
16 Cooks, Fast Food $21,410 $16,640 2,650
17 Cashiers $21,410 $16,560 28,080
18 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $21,590 $16,640 1,750
19 Childcare Workers $21,840 $16,380 6,020
20 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $21,880 $16,730 8,270
21 Physical Therapist Aides $22,200 $16,890 780
22 Parking Lot Attendants $22,700 $16,850 590
23 Personal Care Aides $22,870 $17,340 7,870
24 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $23,120 $16,320 4,170
25 Packers And Packagers, Hand $23,240 $16,770 6,240
26 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $23,370 $16,860 3,780
27 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $23,390 $16,480 21,710
28 Waiters And Waitresses $23,650 $16,450 18,800
29 Locker Room, Coatroom, And Dressing Room Attendants $23,830 $17,050 120
30 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $23,880 $16,490 1,430
31 Orderlies $23,990 $20,310 280
32 Food Processing Workers, All Other $24,000 $17,050 310
33 Textile, Apparel, And Furnishings Workers, All Other $24,120 $16,840 40
34 Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants $24,230 $16,520 1,450
35 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists $24,300 $16,780 3,180
36 Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse $24,330 $17,180 640
37 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $24,410 $17,790 1,370
38 Nursing Assistants $24,910 $20,340 9,790
39 Counter And Rental Clerks $24,930 $16,970 3,230
40 Helpers–Production Workers $24,980 $18,080 4,270
41 Sewing Machine Operators $25,040 $17,710 890
42 Floral Designers $25,090 $19,910 520
43 Dietetic Technicians $25,090 $17,520 680
44 Library Assistants, Clerical $25,110 $17,860 1,150
45 Cooks, Restaurant $25,490 $17,510 8,670
46 Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria $25,710 $18,900 3,760
47 Psychiatric Technicians $25,730 $20,530 820
48 Telemarketers $25,890 $17,350 4,750
49 Driver/sales Workers $25,890 $16,670 3,070
50 Recreation Workers $25,910 $16,670 3,700
51 Shoe And Leather Workers And Repairers $25,960 $18,070 130
52 Residential Advisors $26,060 $19,920 2,150
53 Production Workers, All Other $26,160 $17,460 1,150
54 Tellers $26,260 $20,600 5,520
55 Couriers And Messengers $26,390 $19,200 450
56 Cooks, Short Order $26,450 $20,420 520
57 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service $26,470 $18,740 700
58 Funeral Attendants $26,520 $16,530 120
59 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $26,580 $17,830 960
60 Home Health Aides $26,620 $18,790 2,800
61 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $26,690 $17,920 9,640
62 Receptionists And Information Clerks $26,740 $18,600 10,870
63 Retail Salespersons $26,770 $16,750 43,450
64 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $26,830 $20,740 180
65 Tour Guides And Escorts $26,830 $18,120 980
66 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $26,860 $17,760 17,520
67 Demonstrators And Product Promoters $27,000 $21,010 770
68 Meat, Poultry, And Fish Cutters And Trimmers $27,030 $19,230 530
69 Motion Picture Projectionists $27,140 $17,510 70
70 Assemblers And Fabricators, All Other $27,180 $18,800 1,020
71 Social And Human Service Assistants $27,200 $18,330 5,610
72 Bartenders $27,220 $16,760 2,290
73 Tire Repairers And Changers $27,380 $18,700 1,490
74 Helpers–Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, And Steamfitters $27,620 $18,950 770
75 Metal Workers And Plastic Workers, All Other $27,680 $21,100 110
76 Substitute Teachers $27,790 $17,580 6,950
77 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, And Aquacultural Animals $28,010 $17,140 210
78 Bakers $28,120 $17,810 2,030
79 Phlebotomists $28,200 $21,350 1,140
80 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Wood $28,320 $21,170 160
81 Animal Trainers $28,330 $17,730 130
82 Slaughterers And Meat Packers $28,400 $21,670 1,280
83 Veterinary Technologists And Technicians $28,410 $20,010 1,030
84 Personal Care And Service Workers, All Other $28,440 $17,440 140
85 Travel Guides $28,480 $16,690 140
86 Skincare Specialists $28,560 $17,330 670
87 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other $28,560 $21,700 60
88 Laborers And Freight, Stock, And Material Movers, Hand $28,630 $19,320 18,370
89 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer $28,630 $18,350 460
90 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants $28,660 $18,210 380
91 Helpers–Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Workers $28,690 $18,470 1,190
92 File Clerks $28,750 $18,060 1,060
93 Concierges $28,860 $20,700 150
94 Food Batchmakers $29,010 $18,600 2,930
95 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Except Sawing $29,190 $17,730 770
96 Helpers–Electricians $29,300 $17,520 1,280
97 Bicycle Repairers $29,320 $19,020 140
98 Print Binding And Finishing Workers $29,340 $20,570 1,070
99 Interviewers, Except Eligibility And Loan $29,490 $18,460 2,410
100 Library Technicians $29,510 $19,090 560

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