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Here are 25 of the lowest-paying jobs in NYC – SILive.com

by Arifa Rana

Cashiers made the list of the top 25 lowest-paying jobs in New York City, data shows. (John Kuntz, cleveland.com)John Kuntz, cleveland.com
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The average New York City resident makes more than $71,000 a year. But there are some jobs that make much less than others.
Data journalism website Stacker collected information on the lowest-paying jobs in the New York City metro area, which includes Newark and Jersey City in New Jersey, using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In New York, the annual mean wage is $71,050, or 26% higher than the national mean of $56,310, according to data.
The lowest-paying occupation in the area brings in $25,250 annually.
Stacker ranked these low-paying jobs by average annual salary with information up to date as of May 2020. Job descriptions are from O*NET, according to Stacker.
Here are the top 25 lowest-paying jobs in the New York City area, according to Stacker.
25. Food batchmakers
Job description: Set up and operate equipment that mixes or blends ingredients used in the manufacturing of food products. Includes candy makers and cheese makers.
24. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop
Job description: Welcome patrons, seat them at tables or in lounge, and help ensure quality of facilities and service.
23. Lifeguards, ski patrol and other recreational protective service workers
Job description: Monitor recreational areas, such as pools, beaches, or ski slopes, to provide assistance and protection to participants.
22. Animal caretakers
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.
21. Childcare workers
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.
20. Packers and packagers, hand
Job description: Pack or package by hand a wide variety of products and materials.
19. Food cooking machine operators and tenders
Job description: Operate or tend cooking equipment, such as steam cooking vats, deep fry cookers, pressure cookers, kettles, and boilers, to prepare food products.
18. Pharmacy aides
Job description: Record drugs delivered to the pharmacy, store incoming merchandise, and inform the supervisor of stock needs. May operate cash register and accept prescriptions for filling.
17. Floor sanders and finishers
Job description: Scrape and sand wooden floors to smooth surfaces using floor scraper and floor sanding machine, and apply coats of finish.
16. Parking attendants
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.
15. Physical therapist aides
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.
14. Food preparation workers
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.
13. Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders
Job description: Set up, operate, or tend machines that knit, loop, weave, or draw in textiles.
12. Cooks, short order
Job description: Prepare and cook to order a variety of foods that require only a short preparation time. May take orders from customers and serve patrons at counters or tables.
11. Shoe machine operators and tenders
Job description: Operate or tend a variety of machines to join, decorate, reinforce, or finish shoes and shoe parts.
10. Dishwashers
Job description: Clean dishes, kitchen, food preparation equipment, or utensils.
9. Laundry and dry-cleaning workers
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.
8. Amusement and recreation attendants
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.
7. Cashiers
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.
6. Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials
Job description: Press or shape articles by hand or machine.
5. Fast food and counter workers
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.
4. Manicurists and pedicurists
Job description: Clean and shape customers’ fingernails and toenails. May polish or decorate nails.
3. Cooks, fast food
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.
2. Automotive and watercraft service attendants
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.
1. Shampooers
Job description: Shampoo and rinse customers’ hair.
See more low-paying jobs in New York City on Stacker’s website at Stacker.com.
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