These are the 10 lowest paid jobs in 2020

The lowest earning jobs in 2020 have been revealed in new data from the Office of National Statistics, showcasing the roles with the lowest annual salaries

Thursday, 5th November 2020, 1:58 pm
The lowest earning jobs in 2020 have been revealed in new data from the Office of National Statistics

The data was published as part of the annual Survey of Horus and Earnings, with the lowest paid role earning an average salary of less than £17,000 per year. These 10 jobs are ranked as the lowest paid roles in the UK - how does your wage compare?

Leisure and theme park attendants ranked as the lowest paid job, earning just £16,125 a year - a decrease of 2.2 per cent from 2019.
Playworkers who run out of school clubs saw their pay drop dramatically by 8.9 per cent to an annual salary of £17,119.
Despite their places of work remaining open in the lockdown, pharmacy and dispensing assistants were the third lowest paid, earning an average of £17,593 a year. This marks a decrease of 0.3 per cent to 2019.
Kitchen staff and catering assistants saw a sizable increase in the year income with a seven per cent increase on their 2019 salary. They earn £17,772 on average per year.
Cooks and chefs ranked as the fifth lowest paid, with an average salary of £17,841 a year. The kitchen workers also saw a decrease in their average income from 2019 with a drop of 1.2 per cent.
Service industry workers without qualifications are earning an average salary of £18,115. Workers within this sector saw a hefty increase in their average income, with a 9.1 per cent increase on their 2019 salaries.
Workers in launderettes and dry cleaners featured at number seven, with an average yearly salary of £18,171. However, they saw an increase of 6.6 per cent on the average 2019 salary. This could be down to increased use throughout the pandemic.
Workers in the hospitality industry earn just under £20,000 a year, with an average salary of £18,321. This marks a sizable increase from 2019, with a rise of 12.6 per cent.
Education support assistants with schools and care centres earn an average of £18,347 a year, which is an increase of 6.8 per cent from 2019 figures
Hairdressers and barbers earn an average salary of £18,347. The industry has seen an increase of 6.2 per cent on their salaries from 2019.