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The 50 lowest-paying jobs in the Kansas City area


Stacker collected information on the lowest-paying jobs in the Kansas City area, 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 Kansas City, the annual mean wage is $54,530 or 3.2% lower than national mean of $56,310, while the lowest-paying occupation makes $20,600.

Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Nursing assistants

Kansas City, MO-KS
– Annual mean salary: $29,960
– #177 lowest pay among all metros
– Employment: 11,580

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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#49. Retail salespersons

Kansas City, MO-KS
– Annual mean salary: $29,780
– #200 lowest pay among all metros
– Employment: 22,810

National
– Annual mean salary: $30,940
– Employment: 3,659,670
– Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
– Metros with lowest average pay:
— Albany, GA ($22,740)
— Hinesville, GA ($23,640)
— Brownsville-Harlingen, TX ($23,660)
– Job description: Sell merchandise, such as furniture, motor vehicles, appliances, or apparel to consumers.

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#48. Psychiatric aides

Kansas City, MO-KS
– Annual mean salary: $29,750
– #28 lowest pay among all metros
– Employment: data not available

National
– Annual mean salary: $33,300
– Employment: 51,550
– Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
– Metros with lowest average pay:
— Jackson, TN ($21,440)
— Charleston, WV ($22,320)
— Jackson, MS ($22,620)
– Job description: Assist mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed patients, working under direction of nursing and medical staff. May assist with daily living activities, lead patients in educational and recreational activities, or accompany patients to and from examinations and treatments. May restrain violent patients. Includes psychiatric orderlies.

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#47. Furniture finishers

Kansas City, MO-KS
– Annual mean salary: $29,590
– #5 lowest pay among all metros
– Employment: data not available

National
– Annual mean salary: $35,040
– Employment: 15,590
– Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
– Metros with lowest average pay:
— Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($27,490)
— Winston-Salem, NC ($28,710)
— Fort Wayne, IN ($28,880)
– Job description: Shape, finish, and refinish damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture to specified color or finish.

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#46. Bakers

Kansas City, MO-KS
– Annual mean salary: $29,570
– #159 lowest pay among all metros
– Employment: 2,110

National
– Annual mean salary: $31,060
– Employment: 168,890
– Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
– Metros with lowest average pay:
— Sherman-Denison, TX ($21,310)
— Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX ($21,560)
— St. George, UT ($22,110)
– Job description: Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods.

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