Lowest-paying jobs in Youngstown

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June 20, 2022
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Lowest-paying jobs in Youngstown

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 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA, 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. Funeral attendants

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $28,950
- #83 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#49. Slaughterers and meat packers

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $28,860
- #50 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $32,010
- Employment: 86,450
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI ($40,850)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($39,300)
--- Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA ($39,050)
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#48. Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $28,660
- #238 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,110

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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#47. Library technicians

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $28,270
- #253 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $39,070
- Employment: 73,000
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Olympia-Tumwater, WA ($61,740)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($59,950)
--- Napa, CA ($57,890)
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#46. Couriers and messengers

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $28,230
- #182 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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#45. Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $28,220
- #111 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $31,680
- Employment: 132,100
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($40,580)
--- Anchorage, AK ($40,540)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($38,730)
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#44. Stockers and order fillers

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $28,150
- #348 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,690

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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#43. Tire repairers and changers

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $27,970
- #296 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#42. Recreation workers

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $27,960
- #279 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

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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#41. Retail salespersons

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $27,910
- #316 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,010

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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#39 (tie). Floral designers

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $27,670
- #177 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $32,100
- Employment: 36,000
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New Haven, CT ($44,600)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($43,780)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($43,120)
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#39 (tie). Driver/sales workers

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $27,670
- #288 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,600

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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#38. Bakers

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $27,630
- #271 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 400

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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#37. Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $27,520
- #223 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#35 (tie). Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $27,440
- #188 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $34,390
- Employment: 69,400
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($43,730)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($43,210)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($42,390)

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#35 (tie). Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $27,440
- #233 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,770

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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#34. Switchboard operators, including answering service

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $26,980
- #183 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#33. Crossing guards and flaggers

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $26,880
- #156 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#32. Dietetic technicians

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $26,650
- #93 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $34,160
- Employment: 21,610
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($55,550)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($52,700)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($48,370)
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#30 (tie). Psychiatric aides

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $26,620
- #69 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $34,640
- Employment: 39,140
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL ($54,830)
--- Stockton-Lodi, CA ($54,000)
--- Utica-Rome, NY ($51,960)

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#30 (tie). Sewing machine operators

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $26,620
- #202 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 400

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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#29. Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $26,590
- #280 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 540

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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#27 (tie). Library assistants, clerical

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $26,530
- #188 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#27 (tie). Automotive and watercraft service attendants

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $26,530
- #298 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#26. Shuttle drivers and chauffeurs

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $26,520
- #276 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 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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#25. Packers and packagers, hand

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $26,330
- #281 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 580

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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#24. Cooks, restaurant

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $26,190
- #333 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,150

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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#23. Parking attendants

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $26,160
- #109 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#22. Manicurists and pedicurists

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $25,100
- #127 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $30,480
- Employment: 120,540
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Provo-Orem, UT ($45,320)
--- Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI ($42,170)
--- Olympia-Tumwater, WA ($40,030)
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#21. Cooks, short order

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $24,970
- #162 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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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#20. Animal caretakers

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $24,630
- #325 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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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#19. Food servers, nonrestaurant

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $24,400
- #263 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 650

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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#18. Food preparation workers

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $24,300
- #312 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 820

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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#17. Medical transcriptionists

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $24,230
- #173 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#16. Maids and housekeeping cleaners

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $23,980
- #311 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 970

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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#15. Childcare workers

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $23,910
- #257 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 550

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. Laundry and dry-cleaning workers

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $23,770
- #295 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

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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#13. Telemarketers

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $23,440
- #116 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 540

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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#12. Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $23,400
- #79 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#11. Bartenders

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $23,380
- #322 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,020

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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#10. Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $22,930
- #301 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

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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#9. Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $22,820
- #259 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 390

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. Waiters and waitresses

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $22,810
- #300 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,860

National
- Annual mean salary: $29,010
- Employment: 1,804,030
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Glens Falls, NY ($47,570)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($47,080)
--- Ithaca, NY ($44,970)
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#7. Cashiers

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $22,460
- #332 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,990

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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#6. Fast food and counter workers

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $21,790
- #293 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,380

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

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $21,740
- #274 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

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)
47 / 50
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#4. Dishwashers

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $21,620
- #345 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 570

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)
48 / 50
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#3. Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $21,410
- #200 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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)
49 / 50
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#2. Cooks, fast food

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $21,370
- #254 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,430

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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#1. Amusement and recreation attendants

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Annual mean salary: $20,840
- #309 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

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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