The worst-paying jobs in America

If you find yourself with your hands in someone's shampooed hair, or their food, chances are your paycheck is a little wanting.

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Jul 11, 2013 8:06AM
some of us would love $9.00 an hour try $7.25 per hour....
Jul 11, 2013 7:22AM
And the common denominator among all these jobs?
Jul 11, 2013 12:52PM
Say have 10 employees and I pay them $10/hr. Now I do this because I only have $100 to spend. If I raise the rate to 15 , still only having $100 to spend I will have to fire3 1/2 employees.
Jul 11, 2013 6:38PM
this is what awaits the college grads.
Jul 11, 2013 8:31PM

If they raised the hourly rate to $15hr  it wouldn't matter all they do at that point is raise the products and services up so really there is no benefit.


Jul 11, 2013 3:24PM
Retail is basically just 7.25/hr in most places
Jul 11, 2013 2:47PM
They forgot to mention caregivers avg. pay $8.00 an hour, or CNA for $8.00 and hour.
Jul 11, 2013 5:40PM
funny how they didn't show jobs that make less than that.  like the 7.25 an hour ones :(
Jul 11, 2013 4:22PM
wow I worked for rite aide wharehouse for $9.00 and thought I was doing good...
Jul 11, 2013 3:57PM
Any of these jobs in Williston ND get paid well over $15 an hour. CNAs here get paid about $20 and they pay for your classes to become an RN if you are willing.
Jul 11, 2013 11:12AM

The US Minimum Wage needs to be raised to 15.00 an hour, so people can afford to live, period. 

There are "working poor" at 7.25 - 9.00 per hour. Not good.  I saw an entire "camp" of homeless families, adults and children,  living in tents, behind a major retail store.  There were about 40 of them.  I was heartbroken.


The U.S. Minimum wage needs be 15.00 an hour.

Jul 11, 2013 5:50PM
None of these jobs require much in the way of education or training.  Why shouldn't they be low paid?
Jul 11, 2013 11:25PM
Deputy Jailer: $9.06 for a dangerous job.
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