8) Retail Salesperson
A retail salesperson sells items like clothing, furniture and housewares. The salesperson assists customers in finding what they want as well as processing the payment. This is not usually considered a challenging job, and no formal education is necessary. Basic on-the-job training is all that’s required. While it’s an easy job to get, it’s not very rewarding. This is the lowest paying job on our list at $22,900 as the median salary in 2016. That’s equal to $11/hour. Part-time hours are common in the retail industry, leaving those employees without crucial benefits, like healthcare and retirement plans. Working nights and weekends is also common. The 7% growth rate by 2024 is considered average. The reason for the growth is due to the number of people that leave the job, creating turnover. Perhaps this demonstrates the employees less than satisfied attitude toward their work environment and lousy pay.