Lowest-paying jobs in Greenville

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June 20, 2022
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Lowest-paying jobs in Greenville

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 Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC, 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. Bailiffs

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $29,690
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,340
- Employment: 16,420
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN ($69,600)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($69,050)
--- Glens Falls, NY ($66,980)
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#49. Nursing assistants

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $29,640
- #262 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,020

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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#48. Cooks, restaurant

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $29,610
- #173 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,710

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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#47. Packers and packagers, hand

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $29,590
- #176 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,770

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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#46. Receptionists and information clerks

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $29,490
- #265 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,210

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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#45. Tutors

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $29,440
- #228 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

National
- Annual mean salary: $41,780
- Employment: 147,100
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Pittsfield, MA ($82,910)
--- Santa Fe, NM ($68,440)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($60,110)
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#44. Helpers--production workers

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $29,380
- #274 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,640

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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#43. Bakers

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $29,260
- #220 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 600

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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#42. Concierges

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $29,070
- #77 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $37,520
- Employment: 33,560
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($47,700)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($43,690)
--- Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY ($42,870)
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#41. Security guards

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $28,980
- #340 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,320

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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#40. Food batchmakers

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $28,560
- #230 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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#39. Couriers and messengers

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $28,540
- #172 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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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#38. Dietetic technicians

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $28,440
- #84 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#37. Driver/sales workers

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $28,390
- #274 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,040

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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#36. Floral designers

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $28,320
- #163 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#35. Animal caretakers

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $28,050
- #151 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 840

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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#34. Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $27,590
- #317 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 690

National
- Annual mean salary: $35,990
- Employment: 285,980
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kalamazoo-Portage, MI ($53,630)
--- Lansing-East Lansing, MI ($53,470)
--- Barnstable Town, MA ($52,630)
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#33. Retail salespersons

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $27,480
- #336 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 11,710

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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#32. Pharmacy aides

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $27,230
- #126 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#31. Preschool teachers, except special education

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $26,780
- #349 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 860

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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#30. Cooks, short order

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $26,510
- #126 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#29. Shuttle drivers and chauffeurs

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $26,470
- #282 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

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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#28. Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $26,300
- #291 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 880

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. Cooks, institution and cafeteria

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $26,290
- #325 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,770

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

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $26,240
- #40 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#25. Orderlies

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $26,210
- #100 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#24. Food servers, nonrestaurant

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $25,480
- #229 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

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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#23. Laundry and dry-cleaning workers

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $25,320
- #231 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $25,070
- #353 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,430

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. Food preparation workers

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $25,010
- #281 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,820

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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#19 (tie). Physical therapist aides

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $24,990
- #153 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $30,370
- Employment: 42,390
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($45,060)
--- Jackson, MS ($42,210)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($40,510)
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#19 (tie). Crossing guards and flaggers

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $24,990
- #169 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#18. Legislators

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $24,940
- #146 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,110
- Employment: 44,590
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Yakima, WA ($139,690)
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($136,400)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($132,460)
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#17. Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $24,880
- #83 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#16. Maids and housekeeping cleaners

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $24,770
- #278 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,890

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. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $24,680
- #315 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,860

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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#14. Parking attendants

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $24,340
- #137 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#13. Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $24,320
- #182 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 610

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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#12. Dishwashers

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $23,340
- #258 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,110

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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#11. Childcare workers

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $23,280
- #284 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,390

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

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $23,090
- #154 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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. Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $23,000
- #296 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 630

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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#8. Cashiers

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $22,870
- #308 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 9,200

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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#7. Bartenders

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $22,820
- #346 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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#6. Amusement and recreation attendants

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $22,650
- #229 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 740

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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#5. Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $22,450
- #93 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#4. Waiters and waitresses

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $22,220
- #313 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,140

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)
48 / 50
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#3. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $22,150
- #253 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,190

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)
49 / 50
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#2. Cooks, fast food

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $21,860
- #239 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,230

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)
50 / 50
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#1. Fast food and counter workers

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $21,420
- #313 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 9,510

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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