Lowest-paying jobs in Orlando

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June 20, 2022
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Lowest-paying jobs in Orlando

The U.S. may be one of the wealthiest countries in the world but there’s a growing trend of financial inequality, with middle-class households feeling the most impact. In fact, the number of adults who live in middle-class households dropped from 61% in 1971 to 50% in 2021, according to an April 2022 analysis from Pew Research Center. On the other hand, the upper-income level rose from 14% to 21%. The declining middle class in the U.S. can be attributed to various factors including a decrease in unions and manufacturing jobs and an increased need for college-educated, tech-savvy employees.

The COVID-19 pandemic also played a major role in exposing the harsh financial gap as those who fell under the middle- and upper-income brackets were able to keep their jobs and/or work remotely. At the start of the pandemic in the U.S., workers who fell under the lower-income tier found themselves unemployed or having to be out of work, even if temporarily, as their place of employment was closed.

Those who worked in the leisure and hospitality industries were hit the hardest financially. In December 2020, employment in the hospitality industry was down by 23% compared to pre-pandemic levels in February 2020, an unemployment rate that surpassed other industries. Service employees such as housekeepers, food preparation workers, kitchen cooks, automobile glass installers, and animal caretakers were some of the lowest-paying jobs in the nation.

Stacker compiled a list of the lowest-paying jobs in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL, using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by average annual salary with information up to date as of May 2021.

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#50. Crossing guards and flaggers

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $29,550
- #130 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 500

National
- Annual mean salary: $35,670
- Employment: 82,690
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($56,540)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($55,860)
--- Bellingham, WA ($54,870)
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#49. Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $29,390
- #155 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 690

National
- Annual mean salary: $31,780
- Employment: 98,970
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Ames, IA ($44,000)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($43,680)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($41,920)
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#48. Security guards

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $29,300
- #335 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 10,700

National
- Annual mean salary: $35,830
- Employment: 1,057,100
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Idaho Falls, ID ($70,350)
--- San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA ($58,440)
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($55,500)
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#47. Bartenders

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $29,210
- #142 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,160

National
- Annual mean salary: $30,340
- Employment: 485,330
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($50,180)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($47,820)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($47,440)
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#46. Retail salespersons

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $29,170
- #252 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 41,050

National
- Annual mean salary: $31,920
- Employment: 3,693,490
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($41,150)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($41,150)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($38,790)

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#45. Tire repairers and changers

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $28,980
- #258 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 660

National
- Annual mean salary: $32,520
- Employment: 93,180
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($44,520)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($43,520)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($43,370)
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#44. Cooks, institution and cafeteria

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $28,880
- #248 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,580

National
- Annual mean salary: $31,520
- Employment: 392,860
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($48,130)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($47,400)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($47,000)
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#43. Helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $28,810
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $35,270
- Employment: 8,940
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($46,870)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($45,610)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($43,320)
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#42. Bakers

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $28,790
- #235 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,660

National
- Annual mean salary: $32,300
- Employment: 181,800
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($41,850)
--- Chattanooga, TN-GA ($41,660)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($41,160)
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#41. Automotive and watercraft service attendants

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $28,770
- #188 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 610

National
- Annual mean salary: $29,960
- Employment: 111,480
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($50,340)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($41,840)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($39,120)

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#40. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $28,760
- #196 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,480

National
- Annual mean salary: $31,760
- Employment: 1,187,270
- Entry level education requirements: Some college, no degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($46,390)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($45,080)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($42,820)
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#39. Shuttle drivers and chauffeurs

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $28,660
- #187 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,300

National
- Annual mean salary: $32,570
- Employment: 175,660
- Entry level education requirements: not available
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($43,740)
--- Napa, CA ($42,730)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($42,000)
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#38. Food batchmakers

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $28,590
- #228 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,170

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,190
- Employment: 155,240
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Battle Creek, MI ($65,310)
--- Cedar Rapids, IA ($56,900)
--- Binghamton, NY ($50,910)
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#37. Preschool teachers, except special education

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $28,540
- #321 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,180

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,460
- Employment: 391,670
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($49,990)
--- Ocean City, NJ ($49,720)
--- Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ ($49,560)
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#36. Funeral attendants

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $28,260
- #95 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

National
- Annual mean salary: $31,630
- Employment: 32,490
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($45,440)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($45,270)
--- Trenton, NJ ($43,730)

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#35. Orderlies

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $28,210
- #85 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

National
- Annual mean salary: $33,440
- Employment: 45,160
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($55,820)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($51,370)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($49,740)
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#34. Recreation workers

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $28,140
- #272 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,580

National
- Annual mean salary: $32,020
- Employment: 264,020
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($50,710)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($45,730)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($44,200)
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#33. Medical transcriptionists

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $28,130
- #163 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,620

National
- Annual mean salary: $34,220
- Employment: 55,830
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($51,700)
--- New Haven, CT ($49,600)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($49,400)
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#32. Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $27,880
- #110 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,390

National
- Annual mean salary: $28,040
- Employment: 220,380
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($52,150)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($48,900)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($39,910)
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#31. Maids and housekeeping cleaners

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $27,810
- #147 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 9,630

National
- Annual mean salary: $29,580
- Employment: 723,430
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($45,430)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($44,940)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($44,580)

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#30. Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $27,790
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $31,060
- Employment: 11,710
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Providence-Warwick, RI-MA ($42,590)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($41,380)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($41,090)
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#29. Helpers--production workers

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $27,760
- #309 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,060

National
- Annual mean salary: $32,910
- Employment: 202,860
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN ($48,190)
--- Pittsfield, MA ($43,910)
--- Reno, NV ($41,940)
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#28. Telemarketers

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $27,740
- #92 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,640

National
- Annual mean salary: $30,670
- Employment: 115,130
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($63,030)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($49,120)
--- New Haven, CT ($48,680)
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#27. Food preparation workers

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $27,510
- #161 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 9,340

National
- Annual mean salary: $28,810
- Employment: 783,350
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($39,950)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($39,230)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($38,340)
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#26. Childcare workers

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $27,280
- #118 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,960

National
- Annual mean salary: $27,680
- Employment: 438,520
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($39,390)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($39,120)
--- Napa, CA ($36,850)

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#25. Driver/sales workers

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $27,170
- #301 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,310

National
- Annual mean salary: $31,970
- Employment: 477,020
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bismarck, ND ($48,560)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($46,390)
--- Fargo, ND-MN ($46,360)
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#24. Animal caretakers

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $27,030
- #187 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,880

National
- Annual mean salary: $29,520
- Employment: 225,680
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($40,460)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($39,720)
--- Salinas, CA ($37,420)
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#23. Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $26,940
- #184 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 700

National
- Annual mean salary: $31,440
- Employment: 277,200
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($42,490)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($40,560)
--- Ithaca, NY ($39,570)
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#22. Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $26,640
- #297 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 16,990

National
- Annual mean salary: $31,860
- Employment: 2,036,680
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($42,030)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($41,240)
--- Barnstable Town, MA ($41,150)
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#21. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $26,480
- #97 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,260

National
- Annual mean salary: $26,000
- Employment: 324,690
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($37,560)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($37,060)
--- Madera, CA ($36,490)

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#20. Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $26,460
- #285 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,950

National
- Annual mean salary: $30,550
- Employment: 351,960
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($40,840)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($38,980)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($38,780)
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#19. Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $26,430
- #60 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $28,110
- Employment: 26,910
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($39,040)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($37,370)
--- Springfield, MA-CT ($36,530)
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#18. Packers and packagers, hand

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $26,350
- #279 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,420

National
- Annual mean salary: $30,950
- Employment: 585,270
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($38,960)
--- Rome, GA ($38,830)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($38,460)
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#17. School bus monitors

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $25,830
- #89 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

National
- Annual mean salary: $30,220
- Employment: 55,310
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA ($49,850)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($48,610)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($47,750)
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#16. Laundry and dry-cleaning workers

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $25,800
- #210 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,690

National
- Annual mean salary: $27,830
- Employment: 157,400
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($38,740)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($38,290)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($35,690)

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#15. Dishwashers

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $25,650
- #134 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,870

National
- Annual mean salary: $27,350
- Employment: 377,040
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($37,560)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($37,200)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($36,440)
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#14. Amusement and recreation attendants

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $25,550
- #106 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 19,100

National
- Annual mean salary: $26,110
- Employment: 262,170
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($37,560)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($36,800)
--- Anchorage, AK ($36,020)
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#13. Food servers, nonrestaurant

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $25,540
- #224 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,090

National
- Annual mean salary: $29,500
- Employment: 243,030
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Napa, CA ($46,270)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($43,930)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($43,400)
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#12. Cashiers

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $24,850
- #200 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 28,520

National
- Annual mean salary: $26,780
- Employment: 3,335,170
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($37,860)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($36,910)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($35,400)
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#11. Baggage porters and bellhops

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $24,610
- #53 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 660

National
- Annual mean salary: $30,040
- Employment: 20,530
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($42,310)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($38,760)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($38,160)

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#10. Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $24,340
- #123 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 13,820

National
- Annual mean salary: $27,320
- Employment: 114,320
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($43,930)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($38,420)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($37,930)
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#9. Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $24,300
- #183 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,200

National
- Annual mean salary: $27,690
- Employment: 336,970
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($38,490)
--- Ithaca, NY ($38,170)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($37,910)
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#8. Fish and game wardens

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $24,260
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,190
- Employment: 6,730
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN ($78,280)
--- Austin-Round Rock, TX ($74,670)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($73,680)
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#7. Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $24,030
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $34,970
- Employment: 7,860
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- St. Louis, MO-IL ($47,270)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($43,020)
--- Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD ($42,660)
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#6. Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $23,750
- #75 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 500

National
- Annual mean salary: $26,390
- Employment: 54,970
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Charlottesville, VA ($48,540)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($39,670)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($37,140)

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#5. Cooks, fast food

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $23,680
- #170 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 8,540

National
- Annual mean salary: $25,490
- Employment: 768,130
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($36,820)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($36,640)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($35,040)
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#4. Parking attendants

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $23,380
- #156 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 900

National
- Annual mean salary: $29,210
- Employment: 91,160
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($38,920)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($37,670)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($35,420)
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#3. Cooks, short order

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $23,290
- #198 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,000

National
- Annual mean salary: $28,110
- Employment: 124,800
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($39,670)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($38,060)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($37,940)
49 / 50
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#2. Fast food and counter workers

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $23,230
- #216 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 27,880

National
- Annual mean salary: $26,060
- Employment: 3,095,120
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($37,090)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($36,360)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($34,240)
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#1. Shampooers

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $23,080
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $25,160
- Employment: 9,560
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($30,620)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($29,800)
--- Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN ($28,700)

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