These Are The 100 Lowest Paying Jobs In Vermont

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 Vermont?

So to piggy-backing on our research into the highest paying jobs in Vermont, 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 Dishwashers are the lowest paid people in Vermont.

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

  1. Dishwashers
  2. Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
  3. Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
  4. Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
  5. Cashiers
  6. Food Preparation Workers
  7. Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other
  8. Cooks, Fast Food
  9. Pharmacy Aides
  10. Baggage Porters and Bellhops

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

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

How we determined the lowest paid jobs in Vermont

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 453 job classifications in Vermont 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 Vermont

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Dishwashers $22,300 $19,980 1,350
2 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop $22,850 $19,980 1,100
3 Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers $23,230 $20,000 490
4 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers $23,480 $19,980 320
5 Cashiers $23,660 $19,990 9,700
6 Food Preparation Workers $23,930 $20,020 1,730
7 Food Preparation And Serving Related Workers, All Other $24,030 $19,980 70
8 Cooks, Fast Food $24,030 $19,990 640
9 Pharmacy Aides $24,060 $20,600 210
10 Baggage Porters And Bellhops $24,100 $19,980 130
11 Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers $24,410 $20,000 1,050
12 Amusement And Recreation Attendants $24,590 $20,010 350
13 Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $24,600 $20,010 6,150
14 Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $24,770 $20,050 2,150
15 Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs $24,860 $19,980 680
16 Parking Lot Attendants $25,050 $19,980 120
17 Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks $25,750 $20,230 770
18 Packers And Packagers, Hand $25,780 $20,300 770
19 Tour Guides And Escorts $25,910 $20,520 150
20 Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop $25,940 $20,130 570
21 Animal Control Workers $26,080 $19,970 80
22 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant $26,170 $19,990 350
23 Graders And Sorters, Agricultural Products $26,330 $20,050 350
24 Reservation And Transportation Ticket Agents And Travel Clerks $26,380 $20,210 170
25 Sewing Machine Operators $26,540 $21,200 170
26 Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment $26,570 $20,130 540
27 Childcare Workers $26,650 $20,170 1,130
28 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer $26,780 $20,220 90
29 Helpers–Roofers $27,050 $21,800 70
30 Library Assistants, Clerical $27,270 $20,080 290
31 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers $27,380 $19,990 450
32 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers $27,460 $19,990 50
33 Home Health Aides $27,500 $21,830 540
34 Cooling And Freezing Equipment Operators And Tenders $27,510 $21,100 120
35 Floral Designers $27,650 $20,940 130
36 Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse $27,880 $21,280 240
37 Cooks, Short Order $27,890 $21,000 520
38 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service $27,940 $20,440 200
39 Helpers–Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, And Steamfitters $28,040 $22,970 50
40 Personal Care Aides $28,120 $20,980 6,680
41 Laborers And Freight, Stock, And Material Movers, Hand $28,350 $20,670 2,830
42 Helpers–Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Workers $28,500 $20,000 160
43 Nursing Assistants $28,620 $21,680 3,290
44 Bakers $28,670 $20,230 680
45 Couriers And Messengers $28,830 $19,980 260
46 Stock Clerks And Order Fillers $28,890 $20,100 2,680
47 Crossing Guards $28,940 $21,370 450
48 Furniture Finishers $28,990 $22,200 160
49 Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners $29,100 $20,860 4,970
50 Tellers $29,190 $21,880 1,120
51 Food Cooking Machine Operators And Tenders $29,610 $25,970 50
52 Personal Care And Service Workers, All Other $29,680 $20,520 40
53 Cooks, Restaurant $29,830 $21,850 2,430
54 Data Entry Keyers $29,900 $20,550 450
55 Helpers–Production Workers $30,010 $21,850 550
56 Retail Salespersons $30,240 $20,150 9,100
57 Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria $30,300 $22,510 1,130
58 Slaughterers And Meat Packers $30,340 $21,460 50
59 Mail Clerks And Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service $30,350 $20,250 130
60 Cooks, All Other $30,720 $21,630 40
61 Tire Repairers And Changers $30,830 $24,470 110
62 Food Processing Workers, All Other $30,850 $20,190 50
63 Recreation Workers $30,880 $20,420 1,120
64 Bartenders $30,940 $19,980 1,880
65 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists $30,970 $20,130 570
66 Team Assemblers $30,970 $22,540 1,370
67 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, And Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $30,980 $21,870 210
68 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Except Sawing $30,990 $22,740 500
69 Substitute Teachers $31,120 $20,660 3,210
70 Assemblers And Fabricators, All Other $31,140 $21,260 560
71 Merchandise Displayers And Window Trimmers $31,340 $19,990 120
72 Receptionists And Information Clerks $31,370 $22,480 2,470
73 Demonstrators And Product Promoters $31,420 $22,300 70
74 Cutting And Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders $31,460 $20,180 300
75 Security Guards $31,600 $20,600 1,120
76 Molding, Coremaking, And Casting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic $31,600 $22,880 140
77 Helpers–Carpenters $31,610 $23,910 190
78 Meat, Poultry, And Fish Cutters And Trimmers $31,680 $20,590 230
79 Office Clerks, General $31,700 $20,520 1,750
80 Conveyor Operators And Tenders $31,740 $24,750 70
81 Waiters And Waitresses $31,770 $19,980 5,400
82 Pharmacy Technicians $31,780 $22,170 530
83 Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers $31,800 $21,440 2,750
84 Plating And Coating Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic $31,810 $23,060 40
85 Telemarketers $31,920 $20,110 70
86 Library Technicians $32,020 $22,400 550
87 Refuse And Recyclable Material Collectors $32,160 $22,700 480
88 Radio And Television Announcers $32,210 $20,000 140
89 Cutting, Punching, And Press Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic $32,320 $22,780 200
90 Septic Tank Servicers And Sewer Pipe Cleaners $32,540 $24,870 80
91 Counter And Rental Clerks $32,810 $20,150 910
92 Medical Equipment Preparers $32,830 $22,800 100
93 Production Workers, All Other $32,920 $20,280 360
94 Residential Advisors $33,060 $21,600 410
95 Construction Laborers $33,150 $24,270 1,510
96 Museum Technicians And Conservators $33,210 $20,170 40
97 Packaging And Filling Machine Operators And Tenders $33,270 $24,330 1,500
98 Butchers And Meat Cutters $33,350 $23,580 200
99 Audio And Video Equipment Technicians $33,570 $22,960 90
100 Dietetic Technicians $33,630 $25,070 40

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