Lowest-paying jobs in Utica

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June 20, 2022
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Lowest-paying jobs in Utica

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 Utica-Rome, NY, 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. Electrical, electronic, and electromechanical assemblers, except coil winders, tapers, and finishers

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $33,910
- #218 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 420

National
- Annual mean salary: $39,630
- Employment: 271,920
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- California-Lexington Park, MD ($57,040)
--- Lima, OH ($56,660)
--- Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD ($50,510)
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#49. Pharmacy technicians

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $33,860
- #284 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

National
- Annual mean salary: $37,970
- Employment: 436,630
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($59,340)
--- Napa, CA ($58,620)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($58,390)
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#48. Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $33,790
- #115 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $35,560
- Employment: 67,210
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($48,050)
--- Rochester, MN ($47,190)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($47,060)
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#47. Driver/sales workers

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $33,540
- #93 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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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#46. Residential advisors

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $33,510
- #137 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $34,950
- Employment: 92,500
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($50,560)
--- Napa, CA ($48,390)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($46,210)

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#45. Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $33,430
- #218 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,750
- Employment: 358,640
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Battle Creek, MI ($60,150)
--- Albany, GA ($53,570)
--- Fort Collins, CO ($50,590)
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#44. Emergency medical technicians

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $33,330
- #151 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,690
- Employment: 161,400
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($63,500)
--- Coeur d'Alene, ID ($59,020)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($58,770)
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#43. Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $33,260
- #218 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $40,070
- Employment: 93,070
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Barnstable Town, MA ($56,220)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($54,100)
--- Burlington-South Burlington, VT ($54,070)
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#42. Cooks, restaurant

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $33,210
- #86 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 930

National
- Annual mean salary: $31,630
- Employment: 1,193,860
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($43,900)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($43,380)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($41,690)
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#41. Recreation workers

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $33,020
- #100 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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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#40. Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $32,810
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 550

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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#39. Retail salespersons

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $32,750
- #105 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,920

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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#38. Order clerks

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $32,730
- #214 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $41,820
- Employment: 133,850
- Entry level education requirements: Some college, no degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bismarck, ND ($51,440)
--- Trenton, NJ ($51,040)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($50,810)
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#37. Bakers

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $32,720
- #98 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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#35 (tie). Couriers and messengers

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $32,390
- #81 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $34,270
- Employment: 68,310
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($43,430)
--- Modesto, CA ($42,550)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($42,220)

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#35 (tie). Nursing assistants

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $32,390
- #161 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,520

National
- Annual mean salary: $33,250
- Employment: 1,314,830
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($47,690)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($47,500)
--- Salinas, CA ($44,210)
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#34. Medical transcriptionists

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $32,340
- #125 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#33. Substitute teachers, short-term

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $32,320
- #163 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 650

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,410
- Employment: 374,620
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Prescott, AZ ($64,310)
--- Appleton, WI ($63,310)
--- Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL ($58,770)
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#32. Stockers and order fillers

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $32,250
- #154 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,640

National
- Annual mean salary: $33,020
- Employment: 2,451,430
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($42,240)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($41,960)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($40,620)
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#31. Pharmacy aides

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $32,200
- #64 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $34,560
- Employment: 43,560
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($59,160)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($57,630)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($56,450)

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#30. Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $32,190
- #182 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $35,090
- Employment: 88,480
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Pittsfield, MA ($58,590)
--- Reno, NV ($50,700)
--- Springfield, MA-CT ($50,600)
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#29. Receptionists and information clerks

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $32,140
- #131 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 800

National
- Annual mean salary: $32,910
- Employment: 983,150
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($45,080)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($44,680)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($41,290)
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#28. Crossing guards and flaggers

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $32,060
- #91 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#27. Cooks, short order

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $31,990
- #53 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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)
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#26. Funeral attendants

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $31,890
- #42 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#25. Switchboard operators, including answering service

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $31,800
- #95 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $34,590
- Employment: 48,190
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($51,610)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($51,250)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($47,440)
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#24. Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $31,770
- #91 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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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#23. Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $31,700
- #125 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,880

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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#22. Shuttle drivers and chauffeurs

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $31,630
- #102 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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#21. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $31,440
- #121 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,570

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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#20. Sewing machine operators

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $31,280
- #105 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $30,880
- Employment: 116,220
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Appleton, WI ($43,060)
--- Glens Falls, NY ($42,270)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($40,660)
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#19. Animal caretakers

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $31,030
- #82 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#17 (tie). Library assistants, clerical

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $30,910
- #100 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $32,490
- Employment: 78,470
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($53,770)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($52,500)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($49,030)
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#17 (tie). Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $30,910
- #65 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,280
- Employment: 21,050
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL ($55,570)
--- Cedar Rapids, IA ($55,380)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($47,900)
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#16. Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $30,890
- #99 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#15. Childcare workers

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $30,770
- #59 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 590

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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#14. Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $30,730
- #63 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#13. Automotive and watercraft service attendants

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $30,570
- #107 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#12. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $30,500
- #51 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#11. School bus monitors

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $30,480
- #38 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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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#10. Packers and packagers, hand

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $30,280
- #156 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 400

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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#9. Food preparation workers

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $30,100
- #98 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

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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#8. Taxi drivers

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $29,730
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $30,050
- Employment: 13,950
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($35,820)
--- Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD ($34,830)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($33,650)
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#7. Maids and housekeeping cleaners

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $29,650
- #104 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 680

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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#6. Laundry and dry-cleaning workers

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $29,310
- #94 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#5. Fast food and counter workers

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $29,050
- #70 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,940

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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#4. Food servers, nonrestaurant

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $29,020
- #108 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 560

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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#3. Dishwashers

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $28,860
- #78 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

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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#2. Amusement and recreation attendants

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $28,290
- #73 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#1. Cashiers

Utica-Rome, NY
- Annual mean salary: $28,170
- #94 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,840

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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