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10 Occupations with the Lowest Median Earnings

Dishwashers rank as the lowest earners in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Rank Occupation
1. Dishwashers
2. Counter attendants, food concession
3. Child-care workers
4. Maids and housekeeping cleaners
5. Dining room, cafeteria attendants, bartender
 helpers
6. Food preparation workers
7. Teacher assistants
8. Restaurant hosts, hostesses
9. Food prep and serving workers
10. Waiters and waitresses
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.

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