The Worst Paying Jobs in America According to BLS

Just in case you were curious, the Bureau of Labor Statistics did a survey on how much money people are making these days. These occupations were at the bottom of the list:

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food
Average hourly earnings: $7.66
Average annual earnings: $15,930

Cooks, fast food
Average hourly earnings: $7.67
Average annual earnings: $15,960

Dishwashers
Average hourly earnings: $7.78
Average annual earnings: $16,190

Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers
Average hourly earnings: $7.84
Average annual earnings: $16,320

Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge and coffee shop
Average hourly earnings: $8.10
Average annual earnings: $16,860

Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession and coffee shop
Average hourly earnings: $8.15
Average annual earnings: $16,950

Gaming dealers
Average hourly earnings: $8.18
Average annual earnings: $17,010

Shampooers
Average hourly earnings: $8.20
Average annual earnings: $17,050

Waiters and waitresses
Average hourly earnings: $8.27
Average annual earnings: $17,190

Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers
Average hourly earnings: $8.41
Average annual earnings: $17,500

Amusement and recreation attendants
Average hourly earnings: $8.43
Average annual earnings: $17,530

Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse
Average hourly earnings: $8.48
Average annual earnings: $17,630

Cashiers
Average hourly earnings: $8.62
Average annual earnings: $17,930

Personal and home care aides
Average hourly earnings: $8.74
Average annual earnings: $18,180

Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers
Average hourly earnings: $8.85
Average annual earnings: $18,410

Parking lot attendants
Average hourly earnings: $8.87
Average annual earnings: $18,450

Food preparation workers
Average hourly earnings: $8.88
Average annual earnings: $18,480

Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials
Average hourly earnings: $8.88
Average annual earnings: $18,470

Bartenders
Average hourly earnings: $8.91
Average annual earnings: $18,540

Graders and sorters, agricultural products
Average hourly earnings: $8.95
Average annual earnings: $18,610

Cooks, short order
Average hourly earnings: $8.99
Average annual earnings: $18,710

Maids and housekeeping cleaners
Average hourly earnings: $8.99
Average annual earnings: $18,700

Child care workers
Average hourly earnings: $9.05
Average annual earnings: $18,820

Laundry and dry-cleaning workers
Average hourly earnings: $9.08
Average annual earnings: $18,890

Service station attendants
Average hourly earnings: $9.21
Average annual earnings: $19,150

Just fyi…

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