25 Cities With the Highest (and Lowest) Paying Jobs

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Cities With the Lowest Paying Jobs

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25. Ocala, FL
> Annual median wage: $29,770
> High concentrations of: Farmworkers, farm, ranch, and aquacultural animals (16.8 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of farmworkers, farm, ranch, and aquacultural animals: $23,670
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 4.6%
> Poverty rate: 17.6%

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24. Lawton, OK
> Annual median wage: $29,760
> High concentrations of: Gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators (25.7 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators: $27,670
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 4.3%
> Poverty rate: 14.8%

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23. Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
> Annual median wage: $29,750
> High concentrations of: Gaming change persons and booth cashiers (19.1 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of gaming change persons and booth cashiers: $19,200
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 5.6%
> Poverty rate: 18.1%

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22. Cleveland, TN
> Annual median wage: $29,730
> High concentrations of: Photographic process workers and processing machine operators (12.5 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of photographic process workers and processing machine operators: $22,970
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 3.3%
> Poverty rate: 13.0%

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21. Sumter, SC
> Annual median wage: $29,570
> High concentrations of: Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic (11.8 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic: $46,080
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 5.5%
> Poverty rate: 21.2%