Lowest-paying jobs in Boise

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Lowest-paying jobs in Boise City

Stacker collected information on the lowest-paying jobs in Boise City, ID, 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 2020. Job descriptions are from O*NET.

In Boise City, the annual mean wage is $49,010 or 13.0% lower than national mean of $56,310, while the lowest-paying occupation makes $20,770. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Fence erectors

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $29,780
- #6 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

National
- Annual mean salary: $40,120
- Employment: 27,010
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($23,560)
--- Tulsa, OK ($27,060)
--- Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX ($28,440)
- Job description: Erect and repair fences and fence gates, using hand and power tools.
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#49. Passenger vehicle drivers, except bus drivers, transit and intercity

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $29,490
- #126 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,050

National
- Annual mean salary: $34,360
- Employment: 599,980
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Decatur, AL ($17,980)
--- Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL ($18,250)
--- Dothan, AL ($18,260)
- Job description: Drive a motor vehicle to transport passengers on a planned or scheduled basis. May collect a fare.
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#48. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $29,260
- #38 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 420

National
- Annual mean salary: $34,550
- Employment: 134,660
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Waco, TX ($22,710)
--- McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX ($23,120)
--- Albany, GA ($24,680)
- Job description: Plan and erect commercial displays, such as those in windows and interiors of retail stores and at trade exhibitions.
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#47. Self-enrichment teachers

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $29,250
- #10 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 510

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,930
- Employment: 222,700
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Owensboro, KY ($21,660)
--- Jackson, MI ($24,890)
--- Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA ($25,490)
- Job description: Teach or instruct individuals or groups for the primary purpose of self-enrichment or recreation, rather than for an occupational objective, educational attainment, competition, or fitness.
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#46. Manicurists and pedicurists

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $29,200
- #78 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $29,010
- Employment: 73,010
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- York-Hanover, PA ($18,440)
--- Fort Wayne, IN ($18,880)
--- Akron, OH ($19,540)
- Job description: Clean and shape customers' fingernails and toenails. May polish or decorate nails.
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#45. Bartenders

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $28,940
- #266 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 980

National
- Annual mean salary: $28,910
- Employment: 486,720
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Gadsden, AL ($17,930)
--- Decatur, AL ($17,950)
--- Warner Robins, GA ($18,150)
- Job description: Mix and serve drinks to patrons, directly or through waitstaff.
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#44. Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $28,830
- #2 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,800
- Employment: 69,570
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Columbus, GA-AL ($26,390)
--- Boise City, ID ($28,830)
--- Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL ($29,020)
- Job description: Set up, operate, or tend grinding and related tools that remove excess material or burrs from surfaces, sharpen edges or corners, or buff, hone, or polish metal or plastic work pieces.
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#43. Residential advisors

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $28,680
- #65 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $33,430
- Employment: 102,450
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Gadsden, AL ($20,950)
--- Jonesboro, AR ($20,980)
--- Amarillo, TX ($21,360)
- Job description: Coordinate activities in resident facilities in secondary school and college dormitories, group homes, or similar establishments. Order supplies and determine need for maintenance, repairs, and furnishings. May maintain household records and assign rooms. May assist residents with problem solving or refer them to counseling resources.
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#42. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $28,120
- #1 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $101,320
- Employment: 51,500
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Boise City, ID ($28,120)
--- El Paso, TX ($37,450)
--- Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL ($40,530)
- Job description: Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
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#41. Grinding and polishing workers, hand

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $28,050
- #6 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $34,380
- Employment: 24,050
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA ($25,950)
--- Erie, PA ($26,530)
--- Racine, WI ($26,720)
- Job description: Grind, sand, or polish, using hand tools or hand-held power tools, a variety of metal, wood, stone, clay, plastic, or glass objects. Includes chippers, buffers, and finishers.
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#40. Physical therapist aides

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $27,870
- #72 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $30,110
- Employment: 45,790
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Fort Wayne, IN ($19,710)
--- Houma-Thibodaux, LA ($20,200)
--- Montgomery, AL ($20,390)
- Job description: Under close supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing the patient and the treatment area.
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#39. Couriers and messengers

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $27,840
- #60 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

National
- Annual mean salary: $33,010
- Employment: 70,700
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Tuscaloosa, AL ($19,770)
--- Monroe, LA ($21,160)
--- Lawton, OK ($21,380)
- Job description: Pick up and deliver messages, documents, packages, and other items between offices or departments within an establishment or directly to other business concerns, traveling by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, automobile, or public conveyance.
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#38. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $27,720
- #195 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,070

National
- Annual mean salary: $30,630
- Employment: 1,272,840
- Entry level education requirements: Some college, no degree
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Alexandria, LA ($17,810)
--- Gadsden, AL ($18,110)
--- Hammond, LA ($18,740)
- Job description: Assist a preschool, elementary, middle, or secondary school teacher with instructional duties. Serve in a position for which a teacher has primary responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.
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#37. Security guards

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $27,690
- #45 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,340

National
- Annual mean salary: $34,360
- Employment: 1,054,400
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Columbus, IN ($22,600)
--- Hammond, LA ($22,690)
--- Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL ($22,760)
- Job description: Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. May operate x-ray and metal detector equipment.
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#35 (tie). Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $27,580
- #135 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,790

National
- Annual mean salary: $31,410
- Employment: 1,990,510
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Monroe, LA ($21,200)
--- Sumter, SC ($21,400)
--- Dothan, AL ($21,670)
- Job description: Keep buildings in clean and orderly condition. Perform heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish. Duties may include tending furnace and boiler, performing routine maintenance activities, notifying management of need for repairs, and cleaning snow or debris from sidewalk.
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#35 (tie). Telemarketers

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $27,580
- #42 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,070

National
- Annual mean salary: $30,930
- Employment: 117,610
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Charleston-North Charleston, SC ($19,280)
--- Erie, PA ($19,760)
--- Logan, UT-ID ($21,130)
- Job description: Solicit donations or orders for goods or services over the telephone.
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#34. Childcare workers

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $26,930
- #275 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,050

National
- Annual mean salary: $26,790
- Employment: 494,360
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Rome, GA ($17,330)
--- Dothan, AL ($18,370)
--- Warner Robins, GA ($18,440)
- Job description: Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play.
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#33. Cooks, institution and cafeteria

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $26,890
- #120 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,850

National
- Annual mean salary: $29,940
- Employment: 387,300
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Montgomery, AL ($19,990)
--- Dothan, AL ($20,340)
--- Decatur, AL ($20,520)
- Job description: Prepare and cook large quantities of food for institutions, such as schools, hospitals, or cafeterias.
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#32. Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $26,430
- #76 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $26,050
- Employment: 31,980
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Raleigh, NC ($18,320)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($19,670)
--- Memphis, TN-MS-AR ($19,930)
- Job description: Press or shape articles by hand or machine.
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#31. Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $26,360
- #3 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

National
- Annual mean salary: $35,960
- Employment: 155,020
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Michigan City-La Porte, IN ($23,310)
--- El Paso, TX ($25,750)
--- Boise City, ID ($26,360)
- Job description: Set up, operate, or tend metal or plastic molding, casting, or coremaking machines to mold or cast metal or thermoplastic parts or products.
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#30. Cooks, restaurant

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $26,340
- #136 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,310

National
- Annual mean salary: $29,530
- Employment: 1,109,650
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Brownsville-Harlingen, TX ($20,590)
--- Laredo, TX ($21,000)
--- Gadsden, AL ($21,540)
- Job description: Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.
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#29. Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $26,280
- #50 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $30,140
- Employment: 293,910
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Rocky Mount, NC ($19,550)
--- Shreveport-Bossier City, LA ($20,610)
--- Las Cruces, NM ($21,540)
- Job description: Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties, and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; or cleaning, grading, sorting, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities.
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#28. Packers and packagers, hand

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $26,230
- #132 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,790

National
- Annual mean salary: $29,270
- Employment: 599,270
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Wichita Falls, TX ($18,740)
--- Casper, WY ($19,850)
--- Johnstown, PA ($19,920)
- Job description: Pack or package by hand a wide variety of products and materials.
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#27. Cashiers

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $26,180
- #281 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,970

National
- Annual mean salary: $25,710
- Employment: 3,333,100
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Hattiesburg, MS ($19,530)
--- Monroe, LA ($19,780)
--- Albany, GA ($20,320)
- Job description: Receive and disburse money in establishments other than financial institutions. May use electronic scanners, cash registers, or related equipment. May process credit or debit card transactions and validate checks.
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#26. Automotive and watercraft service attendants

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $26,160
- #90 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $28,150
- Employment: 112,750
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Valdosta, GA ($21,570)
--- Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA ($21,740)
--- La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN ($21,950)
- Job description: Service automobiles, buses, trucks, boats, and other automotive or marine vehicles with fuel, lubricants, and accessories. Collect payment for services and supplies. May lubricate vehicle, change motor oil, refill antifreeze, or replace lights or other accessories, such as windshield wiper blades or fan belts. May repair or replace tires.
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#25. Sewing machine operators

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $26,130
- #43 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $29,420
- Employment: 116,520
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- El Paso, TX ($18,940)
--- McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX ($21,950)
--- Wichita Falls, TX ($22,070)
- Job description: Operate or tend sewing machines to join, reinforce, decorate, or perform related sewing operations in the manufacture of garment or nongarment products.
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#24. Baggage porters and bellhops

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $26,020
- #39 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $29,060
- Employment: 28,440
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Greensboro-High Point, NC ($19,580)
--- Charleston-North Charleston, SC ($19,920)
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($19,940)
- Job description: Handle baggage for travelers at transportation terminals or for guests at hotels or similar establishments.
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#23. Floral designers

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $26,000
- #29 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $30,670
- Employment: 36,810
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Oshkosh-Neenah, WI ($19,290)
--- Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX ($21,560)
--- Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA ($22,530)
- Job description: Design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage.
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#22. Laundry and dry-cleaning workers

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $25,980
- #209 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 510

National
- Annual mean salary: $26,600
- Employment: 179,890
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Hattiesburg, MS ($18,060)
--- Warner Robins, GA ($18,580)
--- Rome, GA ($19,050)
- Job description: Operate or tend washing or dry-cleaning machines to wash or dry-clean industrial or household articles, such as cloth garments, suede, leather, furs, blankets, draperies, linens, rugs, and carpets. Includes spotters and dyers of these articles.
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#21. Preschool teachers, except special education

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $25,720
- #26 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,190

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,550
- Employment: 370,940
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Pocatello, ID ($18,910)
--- Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL ($19,970)
--- Lima, OH ($20,340)
- Job description: Instruct preschool-aged students, following curricula or lesson plans, in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth.
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#20. Waiters and waitresses

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $25,670
- #233 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,310

National
- Annual mean salary: $27,470
- Employment: 1,944,240
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Brownsville-Harlingen, TX ($17,980)
--- Decatur, AL ($17,980)
--- Shreveport-Bossier City, LA ($18,060)
- Job description: Take orders and serve food and beverages to patrons at tables in dining establishment.
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#19. Library assistants, clerical

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $25,530
- #61 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $30,740
- Employment: 84,560
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Rocky Mount, NC ($20,080)
--- Corpus Christi, TX ($20,520)
--- Akron, OH ($20,530)
- Job description: Compile records, and sort, shelve, issue, and receive library materials such as books, electronic media, pictures, cards, slides and microfilm. Locate library materials for loan and replace material in shelving area, stacks, or files according to identification number and title. Register patrons to permit them to borrow books, periodicals, and other library materials.
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#18. Parking attendants

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $25,420
- #78 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $27,910
- Employment: 123,790
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Lake Charles, LA ($19,840)
--- Huntsville, AL ($19,910)
--- Auburn-Opelika, AL ($20,000)
- Job description: Park vehicles or issue tickets for customers in a parking lot or garage. May park or tend vehicles in environments such as a car dealership or rental car facility. May collect fee.
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#17. Maids and housekeeping cleaners

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $24,670
- #177 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,600

National
- Annual mean salary: $28,010
- Employment: 795,590
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Monroe, LA ($18,460)
--- Valdosta, GA ($18,730)
--- Alexandria, LA ($19,070)
- Job description: Perform any combination of light cleaning duties to maintain private households or commercial establishments, such as hotels and hospitals, in a clean and orderly manner. Duties may include making beds, replenishing linens, cleaning rooms and halls, and vacuuming.
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#16. Food servers, nonrestaurant

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $24,520
- #143 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

National
- Annual mean salary: $27,460
- Employment: 254,650
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Decatur, AL ($18,460)
--- Enid, OK ($18,780)
--- Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX ($18,960)
- Job description: Serve food to individuals outside of a restaurant environment, such as in hotel rooms, hospital rooms, residential care facilities, or cars.
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#15. Graders and sorters, agricultural products

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $24,460
- #4 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $29,620
- Employment: 28,640
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL ($20,420)
--- Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL ($20,450)
--- Las Cruces, NM ($23,940)
- Job description: Grade, sort, or classify unprocessed food and other agricultural products by size, weight, color, or condition.
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#14. Food preparation workers

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $24,250
- #139 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,940

National
- Annual mean salary: $26,820
- Employment: 793,590
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Hammond, LA ($18,290)
--- Morristown, TN ($18,550)
--- Monroe, LA ($19,010)
- Job description: Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.
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#13. Legislators

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $23,780
- #20 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,560
- Employment: 51,290
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Florence, SC ($18,230)
--- Warner Robins, GA ($19,630)
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($19,690)
- Job description: Develop, introduce, or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, state, or federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions.
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#12. Substitute teachers, short-term

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $23,660
- #41 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,640

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,090
- Employment: 512,030
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL ($17,360)
--- Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL ($17,470)
--- Huntsville, AL ($17,470)
- Job description: Teach students on a short-term basis as a temporary replacement for a regular classroom teacher, typically using the regular teacher's lesson plan.
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#11. Amusement and recreation attendants

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $23,570
- #180 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

National
- Annual mean salary: $25,610
- Employment: 248,190
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Houma-Thibodaux, LA ($18,040)
--- Lynchburg, VA ($18,600)
--- Auburn-Opelika, AL ($18,650)
- Job description: Perform a variety of attending duties at amusement or recreation facility. May schedule use of recreation facilities, maintain and provide equipment to participants of sporting events or recreational pursuits, or operate amusement concessions and rides.
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#10. Dishwashers

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $22,970
- #193 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,300

National
- Annual mean salary: $25,600
- Employment: 395,660
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL ($17,490)
--- Fond du Lac, WI ($18,400)
--- Muncie, IN ($18,550)
- Job description: Clean dishes, kitchen, food preparation equipment, or utensils.
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#9. Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $22,960
- #82 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

National
- Annual mean salary: $27,050
- Employment: 113,150
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Montgomery, AL ($17,440)
--- Athens-Clarke County, GA ($17,790)
--- Sheboygan, WI ($17,940)
- Job description: Monitor recreational areas, such as pools, beaches, or ski slopes, to provide assistance and protection to participants.
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#8. Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $22,940
- #182 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 720

National
- Annual mean salary: $26,300
- Employment: 374,940
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Monroe, LA ($18,090)
--- Houma-Thibodaux, LA ($18,100)
--- McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX ($18,240)
- Job description: Facilitate food service. Clean tables; remove dirty dishes; replace soiled table linens; set tables; replenish supply of clean linens, silverware, glassware, and dishes; supply service bar with food; and serve items such as water, condiments, and coffee to patrons.
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#7. Animal caretakers

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $22,700
- #34 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 720

National
- Annual mean salary: $28,380
- Employment: 193,660
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Morristown, TN ($18,810)
--- Greenville, NC ($20,320)
--- Twin Falls, ID ($20,580)
- Job description: Feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, or otherwise provide care to promote and maintain the well-being of pets and other animals that are not raised for consumption, such as dogs, cats, race horses, ornamental fish or birds, zoo animals, and mice. Work in settings such as kennels, animal shelters, zoos, circuses, and aquariums. May keep records of feedings, treatments, and animals received or discharged. May clean, disinfect, and repair cages, pens, or fish tanks.
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#6. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $22,520
- #196 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 670

National
- Annual mean salary: $24,800
- Employment: 316,700
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Decatur, AL ($17,940)
--- Gadsden, AL ($18,150)
--- New Bern, NC ($18,190)
- Job description: Welcome patrons, seat them at tables or in lounge, and help ensure quality of facilities and service.
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#5. Demonstrators and product promoters

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $22,120
- #1 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $37,080
- Employment: 69,990
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Boise City, ID ($22,120)
--- North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL ($22,370)
--- Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR ($22,820)
- Job description: Demonstrate merchandise and answer questions for the purpose of creating public interest in buying the product. May sell demonstrated merchandise.
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#4. Cooks, fast food

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $21,890
- #127 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,570

National
- Annual mean salary: $24,300
- Employment: 544,420
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Altoona, PA ($17,660)
--- Johnson City, TN ($17,700)
--- Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL ($17,900)
- Job description: Prepare and cook food in a fast food restaurant with a limited menu. Duties of these cooks are limited to preparation of a few basic items and normally involve operating large-volume single-purpose cooking equipment.
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#3. Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $21,390
- #51 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 460

National
- Annual mean salary: $26,900
- Employment: 222,550
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Decatur, AL ($18,020)
--- Dalton, GA ($18,450)
--- Monroe, LA ($18,500)
- Job description: Accommodate hotel, motel, and resort patrons by registering and assigning rooms to guests, issuing room keys or cards, transmitting and receiving messages, keeping records of occupied rooms and guests' accounts, making and confirming reservations, and presenting statements to and collecting payments from departing guests.
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#2. Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $21,340
- #35 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $26,390
- Employment: 95,600
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Tulsa, OK ($18,650)
--- Appleton, WI ($18,760)
--- Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC ($18,930)
- Job description: Assist patrons at entertainment events by performing duties, such as collecting admission tickets and passes from patrons, assisting in finding seats, searching for lost articles, and helping patrons locate such facilities as restrooms and telephones.
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#1. Fast food and counter workers

Boise City, ID
- Annual mean salary: $20,770
- #87 lowest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,360

National
- Annual mean salary: $24,540
- Employment: 3,450,120
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with lowest average pay:
--- Dothan, AL ($18,690)
--- Mobile, AL ($18,750)
--- Montgomery, AL ($18,780)
- Job description: Perform duties such as taking orders and serving food and beverages. Serve customers at counter or from a steam table. May take payment. May prepare food and beverages.

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