Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

41-2011 Cashiers

Receive and disburse money in establishments other than financial institutions. May use electronic scanners, cash registers, or related equipment. May process credit or debit card transactions and validate checks. Excludes "Gaming Cage Persons and Booth Cashiers" (41-2012).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,354,170 0.4 % $9.52 $19,810 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.56 $8.06 $8.89 $10.16 $12.40
Annual Wage (2) $15,720 $16,770 $18,500 $21,140 $25,780


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grocery Stores 838,260 33.86 $10.00 $20,800
Gasoline Stations 533,830 65.03 $8.90 $18,520
Other General Merchandise Stores 342,770 22.55 $9.42 $19,580
Department Stores 219,360 14.45 $8.97 $18,660
Health and Personal Care Stores 194,640 19.75 $9.88 $20,560

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gasoline Stations 533,830 65.03 $8.90 $18,520
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 68,660 50.40 $9.37 $19,490
Grocery Stores 838,260 33.86 $10.00 $20,800
Book, Periodical, and Music Stores 33,290 22.78 $9.19 $19,100
Other General Merchandise Stores 342,770 22.55 $9.42 $19,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 40 0.02 $20.08 $41,770
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 800 0.04 $17.77 $36,960
Support Activities for Mining 60 0.02 $15.39 $32,010
State Government (OES Designation) 5,400 0.24 $15.20 $31,610
Outpatient Care Centers 370 0.06 $14.88 $30,940


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 343,680 24.55 0.93 $11.10 $23,090
Texas 267,510 26.51 1.01 $8.93 $18,580
Florida 205,720 28.96 1.10 $9.15 $19,030
New York 192,740 23.10 0.88 $9.73 $20,250
Pennsylvania 155,270 28.32 1.07 $9.11 $18,950




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 40,980 38.27 1.45 $8.79 $18,270
New Hampshire 22,610 37.46 1.42 $9.33 $19,410
Alabama 66,020 36.53 1.38 $8.64 $17,980
Louisiana 64,180 35.02 1.33 $8.62 $17,940
South Carolina 57,440 32.88 1.25 $8.69 $18,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 62,150 23.08 0.87 $11.64 $24,210
Alaska 6,200 20.14 0.76 $11.59 $24,100
District of Columbia 5,690 8.90 0.34 $11.32 $23,530
California 343,680 24.55 0.93 $11.10 $23,090
Oregon 34,820 22.18 0.84 $11.07 $23,030

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 97,560 19.58 0.74 $10.22 $21,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 89,360 23.41 0.89 $10.68 $22,220
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 84,950 23.98 0.91 $9.85 $20,490
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 62,050 24.84 0.94 $9.13 $18,990
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 51,800 23.54 0.89 $9.27 $19,270
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 46,050 25.52 0.97 $9.63 $20,030
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 44,360 22.16 0.84 $9.13 $18,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 44,250 19.33 0.73 $10.53 $21,900
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 36,910 21.92 0.83 $10.59 $22,030
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 34,950 21.08 0.80 $10.21 $21,230




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kankakee-Bradley, IL 2,970 72.00 2.73 $9.65 $20,080
Bay City, MI 1,650 47.49 1.80 $8.91 $18,520
Ocean City, NJ 1,760 46.58 1.77 $9.88 $20,550
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 2,550 45.30 1.72 $9.38 $19,510
Hattiesburg, MS 2,440 44.52 1.69 $8.74 $18,190
Punta Gorda, FL 1,690 43.55 1.65 $9.10 $18,930
Anderson, SC 2,400 43.20 1.64 $8.39 $17,450
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 1,900 43.07 1.63 $9.80 $20,390
Anniston-Oxford, AL 1,940 42.96 1.63 $8.52 $17,720
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 4,570 42.63 1.62 $8.81 $18,330