We're going to out on a limb and assume that you've probably heard the phrase at some point: "It's not about the money."

That might be true for some people but for most of us, it is about the money because let's face it - it can be expensive to live in Boise.

If you want to live in Boise, you'll have to pay the price

According to RentCafe, "the cost of living in Boise is about 15% higher than the state average and 7% higher than the national average."

If you narrow that down based on the data from RentCafe, the cost of housing (buying and renting) is 39% higher compared to the state average and 22% higher than the national average.

It can be difficult these days to survive on one income in Boise and nearly impossible if you're relying on minimum wage.

The unsung heroes of the Treasure Valley

Some of the most crucial jobs in our society are among the lowest-paid. These are professions that we encounter every single day and we probably don't ask ourselves if they're making a livable wage or not.

But, what if we told you that Boise's lowest-paying job offers something better than money? People on the outside may even try to throw large sums of money at this profession in hopes of reaping the benefits that this profession has: exclusivity.

Let's take a look at the lowest-paying jobs in Boise and how the number one least-paying job in the Treasure Valley could arguably be one of the most prestigious.

LOOK: Lowest-paying jobs in Boise

Stacker ranked the 50 lowest-paying jobs in Boise, using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Gallery Credit: Stacker

A case can be made that the lowest-paying job in Boise has the most power because of the impact on public policy. Do you agree?

Now, if it is all about the money for you, no worries... here are the highest-paying jobs in Boise.

The Highest-Paying Jobs in Boise

According to the latest figures published on the Idaho Department of Labor's website, these are the highest paying jobs in "Boise City." That region includes Ada, Canyon, Boise and Gem counties.

Gallery Credit: Michelle Heart

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