Lowest-paying jobs in Salt Lake City

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June 20, 2022
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Lowest-paying jobs in Salt Lake City

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 Salt Lake City, UT, 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. Concierges

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $31,740
- #45 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#48 (tie). Proofreaders and copy markers

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $31,610
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $46,010
- Employment: 5,340
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($64,560)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($57,970)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($56,590)
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#48 (tie). Cooks, restaurant

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $31,610
- #115 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,500

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. School bus monitors

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $31,580
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#46. Counter and rental clerks

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $31,490
- #260 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,280

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,170
- Employment: 371,620
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($48,760)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($47,080)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($45,760)

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#45. Office machine operators, except computer

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $31,430
- #109 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

National
- Annual mean salary: $37,110
- Employment: 32,920
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX ($51,190)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($50,810)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($48,110)
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#44. Upholsterers

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $31,410
- #69 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,220
- Employment: 28,020
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($61,810)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($54,790)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($51,300)
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#43. Switchboard operators, including answering service

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $31,400
- #105 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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#42. Floral designers

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $31,340
- #92 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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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#41. Packers and packagers, hand

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $31,090
- #127 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,280

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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#40. Highway maintenance workers

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $31,030
- #312 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 640

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,340
- Employment: 141,150
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($70,690)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($67,340)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($65,550)
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#39. Animal trainers

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $30,970
- #73 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,230
- Employment: 15,840
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($67,060)
--- Ocala, FL ($55,180)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($50,660)
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#38. Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $30,750
- #246 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,460

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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#37. Library assistants, clerical

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $30,700
- #105 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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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#36. Telemarketers

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $30,580
- #65 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,260

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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#35. Maids and housekeeping cleaners

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $30,090
- #97 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,010

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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#34. Recreation workers

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $29,730
- #205 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,290

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

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $29,620
- #101 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $43,370
- Employment: 41,930
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($57,060)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($55,590)
--- Anchorage, AK ($54,140)
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#32. Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $28,990
- #223 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 9,940

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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#31. Waiters and waitresses

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $28,960
- #130 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,240

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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#30. Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $28,890
- #194 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,040

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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#29. Parking attendants

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $28,820
- #63 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 420

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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#28. Physical therapist aides

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $28,700
- #99 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

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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#27. Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $28,660
- #180 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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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#26. Sound engineering technicians

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $28,630
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,360
- Employment: 10,800
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($96,070)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($84,930)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($84,620)

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#25. Bakers

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $28,540
- #248 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,130

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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#24. Laundry and dry-cleaning workers

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $28,290
- #115 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 530

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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#23. Sewers, hand

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $28,140
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $31,350
- Employment: 4,170
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($38,150)
--- Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV ($35,820)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($35,780)
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#22. Animal caretakers

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $27,980
- #153 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 880

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

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $27,920
- #109 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,030

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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#20. Cooks, fast food

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $27,530
- #82 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,360

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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#19. Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $27,400
- #47 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $27,360
- #108 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $32,150
- Employment: 34,140
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($42,780)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($42,120)
--- Provo-Orem, UT ($41,660)
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#17. Food preparation workers

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $27,030
- #186 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,840

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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#16. Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $27,020
- #110 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 740

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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#15. Cooks, short order

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $26,580
- #125 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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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#14. Substitute teachers, short-term

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $26,570
- #242 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 380

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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#13. Food servers, nonrestaurant

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $26,280
- #191 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 800

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

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $26,250
- #126 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 12,220

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

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $25,960
- #84 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $35,430
- Employment: 26,710
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Madison, WI ($44,500)
--- Wausau, WI ($44,290)
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($43,260)

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#10. Amusement and recreation attendants

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $25,780
- #101 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 710

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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#9. Fast food and counter workers

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $25,740
- #114 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 17,130

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

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $25,680
- #106 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,420

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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#7. Childcare workers

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $25,510
- #173 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,070

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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#6. Dishwashers

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $25,370
- #145 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,230

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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#5. Locker room, coatroom, and dressing room attendants

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $24,700
- #47 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $30,220
- Employment: 9,670
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($43,160)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($40,250)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($39,710)
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#4. Barbers

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $24,510
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $35,700
- Employment: 12,910
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($54,020)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($48,170)
--- Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI ($48,120)
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#3. Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $23,880
- #133 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 450

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. Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $23,780
- #73 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 690

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)
50 / 50
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#1. Umpires, referees, and other sports officials

Salt Lake City, UT
- Annual mean salary: $23,580
- #39 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,710
- Employment: 9,620
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL ($73,600)
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($63,500)
--- Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL ($62,260)

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