When it comes to jobs, be careful what you wish for...seems the more they pay you the more they want you to do! Don't get me wrong, lower-paying jobs can be ridiculously labor-intensive but generally when you clock out for the day you're off the hook.
If you make more money you can take a decent vacation if you can take off the time to even go on vacation. Of course, if you make less money you may not even have vacation time. One thing's for sure...we should all be on vacation right now. Wouldn't that be nice?
How many of these "low-paying jobs" have you had?
I've had plenty of them. Shoot, it's probably just a clerical error that my current job didn't make this list. 50 years ago, I started out as a newspaper boy. Delivering papers than going door to door to collect check payments from old people. Not as glamorous as it sounds. Collecting was the worst.
When checking out the top 20 keep in mind the pay listed is "Average Salary"
Once you're done with the top 20 gallery, keep going down for the entire top 100 Lowest Paying Jobs in North Dakota. There you'll also see the "Entry Level Salary" for these positions. The average level is sometimes 50% more than the entry-level. So if you can afford to stick around it gets better.
Also, keep in mind tips are not included in the salary, keep that in mind when you take the host job instead of the waiter position. Many hosts don't make a dime in tips. So yes as a blackjack dealer ya ain't making much per hour but some nights you can kill it in tips.
Most of the positions listed have a clickable link with a more complete job description.
So lets get to it- as ranked by Zippia.com, Zippia is a company that proclaims itself "The Career Expert". I guess I don't have a real reason to doubt them. The North Dakota numbers are a few years old but for most positions, I don't imagine things have changed drastically. Let's get to it!
The 20 Lowest Paying Jobs In North Dakota
Many of these jobs pay pretty well if you factor in tips. But if you're not making tips, you're not making much.
From Zippia here's the entire 100!
DETAILED LIST OF THE LOWEST PAYING JOBS IN NORTH DAKOTA
|RANK||JOB TITLE||AVERAGE SALARY|
|1||Ushers, Lobby Attendants, And Ticket Takers||$20,150|
|3||Waiters And Waitresses||$21,140|
|4||Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop||$21,860|
|6||Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers||$23,530|
|8||Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop||$23,850|
|9||Tour And Travel Guides||$24,380|
|10||Nonfarm Animal Caretakers||$24,440|
|11||Cooks, Short Order||$24,700|
|12||Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food||$24,990|
|13||Cooks, Fast Food||$25,000|
|14||Amusement And Recreation Attendants||$25,030|
|15||Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers||$25,030|
|16||Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers||$25,120|
|19||Packers And Packagers, Hand||$25,460|
|20||Parking Lot Attendants||$25,660|
|21||Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners||$25,720|
|22||Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks||$26,120|
|23||Food Preparation Workers||$26,160|
|24||Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs||$26,710|
|26||Sewing Machine Operators||$26,960|
|28||Food Servers, Nonrestaurant||$27,500|
|29||Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers||$27,600|
|31||Locker Room, Coatroom, And Dressing Room Attendants||$27,940|
|32||Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, And Aquacultural Animals||$28,020|
|35||Library Assistants, Clerical||$28,220|
|36||Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education||$28,220|
|37||Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists||$28,240|
|38||Couriers And Messengers||$28,680|
|39||Ambulance Drivers And Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians||$28,860|
|42||Meat, Poultry, And Fish Cutters And Trimmers||$29,070|
|43||Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants||$29,140|
|44||Stock Clerks And Order Fillers||$29,330|
|45||Receptionists And Information Clerks||$29,480|
|46||Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment||$29,710|
|48||Mail Clerks And Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service||$30,110|
|49||Slaughterers And Meat Packers||$30,160|
|51||Demonstrators And Product Promoters||$30,440|
|52||Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners||$30,740|
|53||Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse||$30,830|
|54||Packaging And Filling Machine Operators And Tenders||$30,880|
|56||Food And Tobacco Roasting, Baking, And Drying Machine Operators And Tenders||$31,030|
|58||Personal Care And Service Workers, All Other||$31,220|
|59||Tire Repairers And Changers||$31,280|
|60||Photographic Process Workers And Processing Machine Operators||$31,290|
|61||Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria||$31,370|
|62||Helpers–Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, And Steamfitters||$31,460|
|64||Fitness Trainers And Aerobics Instructors||$31,730|
|65||Gaming Surveillance Officers And Gaming Investigators||$31,740|
|67||Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service||$31,900|
|68||Molding, Coremaking, And Casting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic||$31,930|
|69||Transportation Workers, All Other||$32,180|
|70||Coaches And Scouts||$32,230|
|71||Office Machine Operators, Except Computer||$32,320|
|72||Umpires, Referees, And Other Sports Officials||$32,370|
|76||Emergency Medical Technicians And Paramedics||$32,680|
|79||Personal Care Aides||$32,890|
|81||Refuse And Recyclable Material Collectors||$33,030|
|82||Food Cooking Machine Operators And Tenders||$33,330|
|84||Physical Therapist Aides||$33,350|
|85||Data Entry Keyers||$33,380|
|86||Interviewers, Except Eligibility And Loan||$33,410|
|87||Merchandise Displayers And Window Trimmers||$33,520|
|89||Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Except Sawing||$33,570|
|91||Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers||$33,680|
|93||Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians||$33,940|
|95||Engine And Other Machine Assemblers||$34,090|
|96||Home Health Aides||$34,100|
|97||Production Workers, All Other||$34,200|
|98||Laborers And Freight, Stock, And Material Movers, Hand||$34,470|
|99||Baggage Porters And Bellhops||$34,570|
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