Back in July we showed the 10 highest paying jobs in Wyoming, with the medical field hogging the top slots

 

Profession                                    Average Salary

Physicians and Surgeons               $241,800

Psychiatrists                                    $240,890

Internists, General                            $231,040

Nurse Anesthetists                           $210,210

Family and General Practitioners     $200,260

 

Now it’s time to look at the lowest paying jobs in The Cowboy State, courtesy of Zippia, The Career Expert, who use data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to identify the lowest paying jobs..

Their research shows that Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers are the lowest paid people in Wyoming.

My second job as a teenager was in a movie theater and the lack of a decent wage was augmented by free movies, popcorn and sodas. Of course I was living at home and didn’t have to pay for food, housing or clothing, or I would have been sunk.

Those who are at the bottom of the pay scale are:

RANK JOB TITLE AVERAGE SALARY ENTRY LEVEL SALARY # OF PEOPLE
1 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers $17,410 $15,710 140
2 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers $18,920 $16,070 500
3 Cooks, Fast Food $19,120 $16,070 940
4 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $19,140 $16,080 5,150
5 Dishwashers $19,960 $16,150 1,080

 

See the rest of the list at Zippia. Wyoming’s unemployment rate fell in August for the first time in 18 months, the Department of Workforce Services reported Tuesday. The shift from 5.7 percent unemployment in July to 5.5 percent last month is not a statistically significant drop, but it offers hope that the state economy is stabilizing.

It’s hard to climb out of low pay positions, but it can be done with a good plan, work ethic and help. The State Of Wyoming helps with these programs among others.