Lowest-paying jobs in Parkersburg

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June 20, 2022
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Lowest-paying jobs in Parkersburg

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 Parkersburg-Vienna, WV, 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. Pest control workers

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $32,350
- #228 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $40,640
- Employment: 85,370
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($58,450)
--- Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN ($57,980)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($54,130)
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#49. Preschool teachers, except special education

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $32,330
- #207 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#48. Loan interviewers and clerks

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $32,290
- #338 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,910
- Employment: 238,610
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salinas, CA ($59,060)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($58,140)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($56,710)
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#47. Medical secretaries and administrative assistants

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $32,160
- #362 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $39,740
- Employment: 656,640
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($56,010)
--- Napa, CA ($52,630)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($52,300)
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#46. Interviewers, except eligibility and loan

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $32,030
- #263 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#45. Shipping, receiving, and inventory clerks

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $31,960
- #373 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,210
- Employment: 795,360
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($51,470)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($48,440)
--- Anchorage, AK ($47,150)
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#44. Pharmacy technicians

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $31,700
- #371 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $37,970
- Employment: 436,630
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($59,340)
--- Napa, CA ($58,620)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($58,390)
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#43. Medical assistants

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $30,210
- #372 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,190
- Employment: 727,760
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($58,670)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($54,930)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($53,870)
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#42. Office clerks, general

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $30,170
- #358 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 660

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,990
- Employment: 2,578,180
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($49,980)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($49,740)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($48,850)
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#41. First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $29,950
- #384 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 390

National
- Annual mean salary: $39,150
- Employment: 1,040,600
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($52,950)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($52,140)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($50,430)

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#40. Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $29,940
- #269 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#39. Bus drivers, school

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $29,780
- #285 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,750
- Employment: 361,420
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Elkhart-Goshen, IN ($55,400)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($55,150)
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($53,770)
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#38. Crossing guards and flaggers

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $29,700
- #124 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#37. Phlebotomists

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $29,580
- #310 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,450
- Employment: 132,750
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($56,940)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($55,050)
--- Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA ($53,880)
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#36. Parts salespersons

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $28,930
- #378 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,920
- Employment: 265,130
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($48,330)
--- Danville, IL ($48,080)
--- Barnstable Town, MA ($47,620)

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#35. Counter and rental clerks

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $28,760
- #349 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#34. Emergency medical technicians

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $28,420
- #253 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,690
- Employment: 161,400
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($63,500)
--- Coeur d'Alene, ID ($59,020)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($58,770)
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#33. Residential advisors

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $27,980
- #236 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $34,950
- Employment: 92,500
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($50,560)
--- Napa, CA ($48,390)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($46,210)
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#32. Nursing assistants

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $27,680
- #326 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

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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#31. Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $27,400
- #378 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $35,240
- Employment: 892,450
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($47,650)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($47,240)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($44,830)

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#30. Waiters and waitresses

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $27,340
- #160 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 590

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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#28 (tie). Library technicians

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $27,250
- #264 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $27,250
- #359 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#27. Butchers and meat cutters

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $27,190
- #357 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $35,670
- Employment: 145,930
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($50,570)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($50,510)
--- Barnstable Town, MA ($48,490)
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#26. Receptionists and information clerks

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $27,150
- #367 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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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#25. Funeral attendants

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $26,930
- #118 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $31,630
- Employment: 32,490
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($45,440)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($45,270)
--- Trenton, NJ ($43,730)
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#24. Tellers

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $26,830
- #388 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $26,690
- #296 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 400

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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#22. Stockers and order fillers

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $26,280
- #387 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 660

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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#21. Retail salespersons

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $26,130
- #369 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,660

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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#20. Cooks, institution and cafeteria

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $26,010
- #331 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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#19. Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $26,000
- #304 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#18. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $25,850
- #283 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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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#17. Driver/sales workers

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $25,650
- #341 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#16. Recreation workers

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $25,220
- #357 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#15. Bartenders

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $25,020
- #275 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#14. Animal caretakers

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $24,790
- #316 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, restaurant

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $24,240
- #383 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

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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#12. Psychiatric aides

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $24,160
- #76 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $24,130
- #169 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,000
- Employment: 93,410
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Napa, CA ($76,220)
--- San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA ($69,420)
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($67,950)

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#10. Maids and housekeeping cleaners

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $24,080
- #306 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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 preparation workers

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $24,020
- #325 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $23,230
- #195 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

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $23,040
- #312 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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. Dishwashers

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $22,330
- #316 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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. Cashiers

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $21,760
- #360 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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#4. Shuttle drivers and chauffeurs

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $21,470
- #351 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#3. Childcare workers

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $21,210
- #348 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#2. Fast food and counter workers

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $20,890
- #340 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 800

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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#1. Cooks, fast food

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Annual mean salary: $20,490
- #286 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 610

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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