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(STACKER) – Stacker collected information on the lowest-paying jobs in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, 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 Virginia Beach, the annual mean wage is $52,170 or 7.4% lower than national mean of $56,310, while the lowest-paying occupation makes $20,730. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Receptionists and information clerks

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
– Annual mean salary: $29,260
– #162 lowest pay among all metros
– Employment: 6,240

National
– Annual mean salary: $32,410
– Employment: 968,420
– Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
– Metros with lowest average pay:
— Gadsden, AL ($22,570)
— Killeen-Temple, TX ($22,770)
— Brownsville-Harlingen, TX ($22,880)
– Job description: Answer inquiries and provide information to the general public, customers, visitors, and other interested parties regarding activities conducted at establishment and location of departments, offices, and employees within the organization.

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#49. Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
– Annual mean salary: $29,250
– #242 lowest pay among all metros
– Employment: 2,070

National
– Annual mean salary: $29,400
– Employment: 341,660
– Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
– Metros with lowest average pay:
— Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL ($20,280)
— Albany, GA ($20,850)
— Dalton, GA ($20,890)
– Job description: Wash or otherwise clean vehicles, machinery, and other equipment. Use such materials as water, cleaning agents, brushes, cloths, and hoses.

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#48. Sewing machine operators

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
– Annual mean salary: $29,220
– #112 lowest pay among all metros
– Employment: 230

National
– Annual mean salary: $29,420
– Employment: 116,520
– Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
– Metros with lowest average pay:
— El Paso, TX ($18,940)
— McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX ($21,950)
— Wichita Falls, TX ($22,070)
– Job description: Operate or tend sewing machines to join, reinforce, decorate, or perform related sewing operations in the manufacture of garment or nongarment products.

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#47. Driver/sales workers

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
– Annual mean salary: $29,080
– #123 lowest pay among all metros
– Employment: 2,950

National
– Annual mean salary: $31,870
– Employment: 420,890
– Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
– Metros with lowest average pay:
— Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY ($19,230)
— Sumter, SC ($19,740)
— Dalton, GA ($21,020)
– Job description: Drive truck or other vehicle over established routes or within an established territory and sell or deliver goods, such as food products, including restaurant take-out items, or pick up or deliver items such as commercial laundry. May also take orders, collect payment, or stock merchandise at point of delivery.

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#46. Automotive and watercraft service attendants

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
– Annual mean salary: $29,030
– #196 lowest pay among all metros
– Employment: 320

National
– Annual mean salary: $28,150
– Employment: 112,750
– Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
– Metros with lowest average pay:
— Valdosta, GA ($21,570)
— Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA ($21,740)
— La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN ($21,950)
– Job description: Service automobiles, buses, trucks, boats, and other automotive or marine vehicles with fuel, lubricants, and accessories. Collect payment for services and supplies. May lubricate vehicle, change motor oil, refill antifreeze, or replace lights or other accessories, such as windshield wiper blades or fan belts. May repair or replace tires.

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#45. Helpers–carpenters

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
– Annual mean salary: $28,980
– #20 lowest pay among all metros
– Employment: 460

National
– Annual mean salary: $35,360
– Employment: 30,900
– Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
– Metros with lowest average pay:
— Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC ($21,250)
— Sioux Falls, SD ($23,260)
— Tallahassee, FL ($24,740)
– Job description: Help carpenters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying, or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

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#44. Telemarketers

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
– Annual mean salary: $28,930
– #51 lowest pay among all metros
– Employment: 940

National
– Annual mean salary: $30,930
– Employment: 117,610
– Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
– Metros with lowest average pay:
— Charleston-North Charleston, SC ($19,280)
— Erie, PA ($19,760)
— Logan, UT-ID ($21,130)
– Job description: Solicit donations or orders for goods or services over the telephone.

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#43. Helpers–brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
– Annual mean salary: $28,900
– #6 lowest pay among all metros
– Employment: 270

National
– Annual mean salary: $40,190
– Employment: 21,410
– Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
– Metros with lowest average pay:
— Columbia, SC ($23,320)
— Homosassa Springs, FL ($25,620)
— Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL ($26,420)
– Job description: Help brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, or tile and marble setters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying, or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

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#42. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
– Annual mean salary: $28,820
– #227 lowest pay among all metros
– Employment: 6,930

National
– Annual mean salary: $30,630
– Employment: 1,272,840
– Entry level education requirements: Some college, no degree
– Metros with lowest average pay:
— Alexandria, LA ($17,810)
— Gadsden, AL ($18,110)
— Hammond, LA ($18,740)
– Job description: Assist a preschool, elementary, middle, or secondary school teacher with instructional duties. Serve in a position for which a teacher has primary responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.

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#41. Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
– Annual mean salary: $28,680
– #116 lowest pay among all metros
– Employment: 740

National
– Annual mean salary: $30,980
– Employment: 98,810
– Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
– Metros with lowest average pay:
— Johnstown, PA ($19,580)
— Tyler, TX ($20,460)
— Cleveland, TN ($20,690)
– Job description: Feed, water, and examine pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics. Clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment. May provide routine postoperative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists.

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#40. Recreation workers

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
– Annual mean salary: $28,560
– #164 lowest pay among all metros
– Employment: 2,560

National
– Annual mean salary: $30,960
– Employment: 325,640
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