According to the Chamber of Commerce, New York is the third richest state in the United States.  New York City has more millionaires that call it home than any other city in the world.  Almost one million millionaires live in NYC in 2018, according to a report released by Wealth-X.

On the flipside, New York State has its fair share of people living in poverty, even though they are employed. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 13 percent of New Yorkers live in poverty, while the rate in the United States is 11 percent.

If you're looking for a new job, you might want to avoid one of these - the lowest paying jobs in New York State, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. I completely understand that many people don't have a choice. Nor am I making any judgment against anyone who does any of these jobs. Many of these jobs are very necessary for society, but unfortunately, their pay doesn't reflect that. Like #7, #5 and #3 for instance, are so important for working people with no time to cook, but yet they are some of the lowest-paid jobs. The same thing with #15, they are potentially saving lives, but their compensation is ridiculously low.

Here are the 15 lowest paying jobs in New York State:

15. Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers -$31,180
14. Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers - $31,160
13. Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders - $30,650
12. Dishwashers - $30,390
11. Amusement and Recreation Attendants - $30,280
10. Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders - $30,130
9. Fallers - $29,850
8. Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants - $29,680
7. Food Processing Workers, All Other - $29,550
6. Cashiers - $29,510
5. Fast Food and Counter Workers - $29,450
4. Manicurists and Pedicurists - $28,860
3. Cooks, Fast Food - $28,430
2. Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers - $28,330
1. Shampooers - $26,640

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