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Occupations with the Lowest Median Earnings

Food service workers rank as the lowest earners in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Rank Occupation
1. Combined food preparation and
serving workers
2. Shampooers
3. Cooks, fast food
4. Dishwashers
5. Dining room and cafeteria attendants
and bartender helpers
6. Waiters and waitresses
7. Counter attendants
8. Hosts and hostesses
9. Gaming dealers
10. Farmworkers and laborers
11. Amusement attendants

Ushers, lobby attendants, and
ticket takers

13. Models
14. Bartenders
15. Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other
recreational protective service workers
16. Cashiers
17. Locker room, coatroom, dressing
room attendants
18. Agricultural products graders and
19. Manicurists and pedicurists
20. Food preparation workers
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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