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Report: List of the lowest paying jobs in Louisiana

(Frankie Prijatel, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) (Frankie Prijatel, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
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What do you do for a living?

If you’re a teacher’s aide, bartender or lawmaker then you are one of the lowest paid workers in Louisiana, according to a report from Nola.com | The Times-Picayune.

The report cites the Bureau of Labor statistics. On average, most of these jobs pay around $19,000. The data is from 2016.

Some jobs, like a bartender, don’t consider the number of tips a worker makes. While the report shows service industry jobs to be on the low end, tips can make greatly increase the amount of money those workers earn.

Here’s the list of Louisiana’s 27 lowest-paying jobs from Nola.com:

  • Teacher assistant
  • Median annual pay: $19,240
  • Average annual pay: $20,600
  • Number in Louisiana: 15,200
  • Crossing guard
  • Median annual pay: $19,130
  • Average annual pay: $21,860
  • Number in Louisiana: 990
  • Social sciences research assistant
  • Median annual pay: $19,090
  • Average annual pay: $37,790
  • Number in Louisiana: 90
  • Baggage porter and bellhop
  • Median annual pay: $19,090
  • Average annual pay: $21,190
  • Number in Louisiana: 480
  • Amusement and recreation attendant
  • Median annual pay: $19,060
  • Average annual pay: $20,440
  • Number in Louisiana: 1,860
  • Usher, lobby attendant or ticket taker
  • Median annual pay: $19,030
  • Average annual pay: $19,860
  • Number in Louisiana: 2,080
  • Shampooer
  • Median annual pay: $19,030
  • Average annual pay: $19,260
  • Number in Louisiana: 140
  • School bus driver
  • Median annual pay: $19,010
  • Average annual pay: $20,360
  • Number in Louisiana: 8,230
  • Home health aide
  • Median annual pay: $18,990
  • Average annual pay: $19,820
  • Number in Louisiana: 8,310
  • Cafeteria cook
  • Median annual pay: $18,970
  • Average annual pay: $20,410
  • Number in Louisiana: 5,510
  • Laundry and dry cleaning worker
  • Median annual pay: $18,860
  • Average annual pay: $19,810
  • Number in Louisiana: 3,280
  • Maid and housekeeping cleaner
  • Median annual pay: $18,770
  • Average annual pay: $19,500
  • Number in Louisiana: 15,100
  • State and local legislators
  • Median annual pay: $18,730
  • Average annual pay: $25,290
  • Number in Louisiana: 750
  • Bartender
  • Median annual pay: $18,690
  • Average annual pay: $19,640
  • Number in Louisiana: 9,190
  • Non-restaurant food server
  • Median annual pay: $18,590
  • Average annual pay: $19,430
  • Number in Louisiana: 3,870
  • Counter attendant at a cafeteria, coffee shop or food concession
  • Median annual pay: $18,560
  • Average annual pay: $19,180
  • Number in Louisiana: 4,900
  • Child care worker
  • Median annual pay: $18,520
  • Average annual pay: $19,270
  • Number in Louisiana: 8,210
  • Cashier
  • Median annual pay: $18,450
  • Average annual pay: $19,010
  • Number in Louisiana: 71,140
  • Cook at fast food restaurant
  • Median annual pay: $18,440
  • Average annual pay: $18,530
  • Number in Louisiana: 5,910
  • Dining room or cafeteria attendant, bartender helper
  • Median annual pay: $18,430
  • Average annual pay: $18,840
  • Number in Louisiana: 7,380
  • Lifeguard and recreational protective service worker
  • Median annual pay: $18,290
  • Average annual pay: $19,610
  • Number in Louisiana: 920
  • Personal care aide
  • Median annual pay: $18,280
  • Average annual pay: $18,580
  • Number in Louisiana: 33,410
  • Dishwasher
  • Median annual pay: $18,280
  • Average annual pay: $18,380
  • Number in Louisiana: 5,380
  • Restaurant, lounge or coffee shop host and hostess
  • Median annual pay: $18,200
  • Average annual pay: $18,600
  • Number in Louisiana: 5,490
  • Gaming dealer
  • Median annual pay: $18,110
  • Average annual pay: $18,710
  • Number in Louisiana: 3,220
  • Food preparation worker
  • Median annual pay: $18,110
  • Average annual pay: $18,260
  • Number in Louisiana: 33,090
  • Waiter and waitress
  • Median annual pay: $17,920
  • Average annual pay: $18,390
  • Number in Louisiana: 38,810

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