Lowest-paying jobs in Mount Vernon

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June 20, 2022
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Lowest-paying jobs in Mount Vernon

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 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA, 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. Interviewers, except eligibility and loan

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $40,030
- #67 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,840
- Employment: 169,840
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($57,820)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($53,920)
--- Salinas, CA ($52,980)
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#49. Machine feeders and offbearers

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $39,580
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,660
- Employment: 60,880
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Cedar Rapids, IA ($60,610)
--- Lincoln, NE ($48,580)
--- Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN ($47,560)
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#48. Manicurists and pedicurists

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $39,540
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#47. Social and human service assistants

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $38,950
- #141 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $40,460
- Employment: 398,380
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($56,140)
--- Danbury, CT ($54,870)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($54,590)
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#46. Tellers

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $38,900
- #27 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $34,930
- Employment: 364,210
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($45,040)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($43,490)
--- Napa, CA ($42,000)

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#45. Bartenders

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $38,740
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#44. Stockers and order fillers

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $38,190
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 620

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. Nursing assistants

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $37,900
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

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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#42. Helpers--production workers

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $37,800
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $37,650
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 580

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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#40. Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $37,560
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $31,440
- Employment: 277,200
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($42,490)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($40,560)
--- Ithaca, NY ($39,570)
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#39. Cooks, restaurant

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $37,510
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

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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#38. Counter and rental clerks

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $37,440
- #92 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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#36 (tie). Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $37,280
- #57 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 750

National
- Annual mean salary: $34,950
- Employment: 2,729,010
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($44,210)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($43,230)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($42,590)
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#36 (tie). Merchandise displayers and window trimmers

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $37,280
- #61 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $35,520
- Employment: 159,790
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($45,950)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($45,550)
--- Portland-South Portland, ME ($44,840)

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#35. Receptionists and information clerks

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $37,230
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

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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#34. Electrical, electronic, and electromechanical assemblers, except coil winders, tapers, and finishers

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $37,070
- #151 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $37,030
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#32. Retail salespersons

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $36,760
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,950

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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#31. Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $36,630
- #130 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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

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#30. Shuttle drivers and chauffeurs

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $36,600
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#29. Food batchmakers

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $36,320
- #97 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#28. Recreation workers

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $36,120
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#27. Food preparation workers

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $36,100
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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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#26. Tire repairers and changers

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $35,720
- #44 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#25. Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $35,670
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#24. Preschool teachers, except special education

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $35,510
- #129 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#23. Automotive and watercraft service attendants

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $35,360
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#22. Driver/sales workers

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $35,110
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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#21. Pharmacy aides

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $35,090
- #38 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#20. Demonstrators and product promoters

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $35,050
- #64 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,990
- Employment: 40,680
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($64,820)
--- Boulder, CO ($51,470)
--- Prescott, AZ ($47,200)
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#19. Cooks, short order

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $34,830
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#18. Bakers

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $34,650
- #56 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#17. Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $34,590
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#16. Packers and packagers, hand

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $34,270
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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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#15. Cashiers

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $34,230
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,090

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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#14. Animal caretakers

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $33,750
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#13. Cooks, fast food

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $33,580
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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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#12. Dishwashers

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $33,250
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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. Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $32,760
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#10. Maids and housekeeping cleaners

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $32,680
- #45 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

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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#9. Food servers, nonrestaurant

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $32,570
- #42 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $32,510
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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. Laundry and dry-cleaning workers

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $32,440
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#6. Fast food and counter workers

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $32,390
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,390

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. Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $32,360
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#4. Childcare workers

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $32,310
- #46 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#3. Amusement and recreation attendants

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $31,690
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#2. Parking attendants

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $31,170
- #27 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#1. Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Annual mean salary: $30,760
- #78 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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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