50 Highest and Lowest Paying Jobs of 2017

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10. Server
> National median base pay: $32,553
> Highest median pay: $39,829 in Boston
> Lowest median pay: $30,247 in Houston
> YoY wage growth: 1.9%
> Employment outlook (2016-2026): 7%

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9. Bartender
> National median base pay: $30,822
> Highest median pay: $40,473 in Boston
> Lowest median pay: $31,862 in Los Angeles
> YoY wage growth: -4.9%
> Employment outlook (2016-2026): 2%

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8. Research assistant
> National median base pay: $30,481
> Highest median pay: $40,130 in San Francisco
> Lowest median pay: $30,709 in Houston
> YoY wage growth: 0.6%
> Employment outlook (2016-2026): N/A

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7. Pharmacy technician
> National median base pay: $30,213
> Highest median pay: $44,778 in San Francisco
> Lowest median pay: $28,366 in Philadelphia
> YoY wage growth: 2.4%
> Employment outlook (2016-2026): 12%

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6. Retail key holder
> National median base pay: $28,693
> Highest median pay: $36,507 in San Francisco
> Lowest median pay: $28,652 in Houston
> YoY wage growth: 0.7%
> Employment outlook (2016-2026): 2%