At the bottom/top of the pile/heap - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
at the bottom/top of the pile/heap
at the bottom of the heap
In the worst or lowest position in a group. As far as our government is concerned, kids born into poverty are just at the bottom of the heap, perpetually ignored.
at the top (or bottom) of the heap (of a person) at the highest (or lowest) point of a society or organization.
at the bottom/top of the ˈpile/ˈheap (informal) in a low/high position in society: You’ve no idea what life at the bottom of the pile is like, have you? When do you ever talk to ordinary people?