Lowest-paying jobs in Louisville

Published 1:00 pm Friday, May 14, 2021

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Lowest-paying jobs in Louisville

Stacker collected information on the lowest-paying jobs in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN, 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 LouisvilleJefferson County, the annual mean wage is $49,200 or 12.6% lower than national mean of $56,310, while the lowest-paying occupation makes $20,550. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Plating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

– Annual mean salary: $30,300

– #10 lowest pay among all metros

– Employment: 50

National

– Annual mean salary: $36,950

– Employment: 38,470

– Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent

– Metros with lowest average pay:

— Lansing-East Lansing, MI ($26,980)

— Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA ($27,200)

— Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX ($28,260)

– Job description: Set up, operate, or tend plating machines to coat metal or plastic products with chromium, zinc, copper, cadmium, nickel, or other metal to protect or decorate surfaces. Typically, the product being coated is immersed in molten metal or an electrolytic solution.

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#49. Nursing assistants

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

– Annual mean salary: $30,250

– #187 lowest pay among all metros

– Employment: 6,060

National

– Annual mean salary: $32,050

– Employment: 1,371,050

– Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award

– Metros with lowest average pay:

— Monroe, LA ($21,840)

— Brunswick, GA ($22,370)

— Columbus, GA-AL ($22,540)

– Job description: Provide or assist with basic care or support under the direction of onsite licensed nursing staff. Perform duties such as monitoring of health status, feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, or ambulation of patients in a health or nursing facility. May include medication administration and other health-related tasks. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.

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#48. File clerks

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN