Lowest-paying jobs in Lexington

Published 6:12 pm Friday, May 14, 2021

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Lowest-paying jobs in Lexington

Stacker collected information on the lowest-paying jobs in Lexington-Fayette, KY, 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 2020. Job descriptions are from O*NET.

In Lexington, the annual mean wage is $48,150 or 14.5% lower than national mean of $56,310, while the lowest-paying occupation makes $20,630. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Receptionists and information clerks

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $29,820
– #180 lowest pay among all metros
– Employment: 1,940

National
– Annual mean salary: $32,410
– Employment: 968,420
– Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
– Metros with lowest average pay:
— Gadsden, AL ($22,570)
— Killeen-Temple, TX ($22,770)
— Brownsville-Harlingen, TX ($22,880)
– Job description: Answer inquiries and provide information to the general public, customers, visitors, and other interested parties regarding activities conducted at establishment and location of departments, offices, and employees within the organization.

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#49. Tellers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $29,750
– #82 lowest pay among all metros
– Employment: 650

National
– Annual mean salary: $32,960
– Employment: 423,570
– Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
– Metros with lowest average pay:
— Lawton, OK ($25,350)
— Abilene, TX ($25,860)
— Las Cruces, NM ($25,970)
– Job description: Receive and pay out money. Keep records of money and negotiable instruments involved in a financial institution’s various transactions.

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#48. Couriers and messengers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $29,740
– #104 lowest pay among all metros
– Employment: 270

National
– Annual mean salary: $33,010
– Employment: 70,700
– Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
– Metros with lowest average pay:
— Tuscaloosa, AL ($19,770)
— Monroe, LA ($21,160)
— Lawton, OK ($21,380)
– Job description: Pick up and deliver messages, documents, packages, and other items between offices or departments within an establishment or directly to other business concerns, traveling by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, automobile, or public conveyance.

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#47. Demonstrators and product promoters

Lexington-Fayette, KY
– Annual mean salary: $29,680
– #21 lowest pay among all metros
– Employment: 70