Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
3,314,870 0.4 % $9.73 $20,230 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.80 $8.34 $9.05 $10.50 $12.94
Annual Wage (2) $16,230 $17,340 $18,820 $21,850 $26,920


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 834,870 33.76 $10.19 $21,200
Gasoline Stations 537,760 65.36 $9.05 $18,830
Other General Merchandise Stores 352,630 23.00 $9.75 $20,280
Department Stores 209,570 13.58 $9.24 $19,220
Limited-Service Eating Places 190,230 4.64 $8.77 $18,240

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 537,760 65.36 $9.05 $18,830
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 71,390 51.35 $9.59 $19,950
Grocery Stores 834,870 33.76 $10.19 $21,200
Other General Merchandise Stores 352,630 23.00 $9.75 $20,280
Book, Periodical, and Music Stores 29,330 21.99 $9.41 $19,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 50 0.02 $20.26 $42,130
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 790 0.04 $17.86 $37,150
State Government (OES Designation) 6,390 0.28 $16.40 $34,110
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,450 0.37 $15.22 $31,650
Outpatient Care Centers 380 0.06 $14.73 $30,640


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 335,670 23.91 0.93 $11.28 $23,450
Texas 251,310 24.39 0.94 $9.21 $19,160
Florida 202,500 28.31 1.10 $9.28 $19,310
New York 195,930 23.25 0.90 $9.82 $20,430
Pennsylvania 152,840 27.54 1.07 $9.31 $19,370




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 41,100 38.30 1.48 $9.00 $18,710
Alabama 65,360 36.12 1.40 $8.82 $18,350
New Hampshire 21,670 35.71 1.38 $9.57 $19,910
Louisiana 65,100 35.39 1.37 $8.87 $18,440
South Carolina 57,620 32.50 1.26 $8.81 $18,320




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 61,060 22.44 0.87 $12.19 $25,350
Alaska 6,510 20.78 0.80 $11.73 $24,400
California 335,670 23.91 0.93 $11.28 $23,450
Oregon 34,790 21.93 0.85 $11.21 $23,320
Hawaii 14,790 25.62 0.99 $11.21 $23,320





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 106,250 20.99 0.81 $10.28 $21,370
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 89,400 24.95 0.97 $9.93 $20,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 85,340 22.32 0.86 $10.84 $22,540
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 57,660 22.60 0.87 $9.44 $19,640
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 54,480 24.45 0.95 $9.39 $19,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 47,290 20.47 0.79 $10.39 $21,620
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 43,950 24.21 0.94 $9.97 $20,750
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 42,220 20.65 0.80 $9.39 $19,520
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 35,120 20.68 0.80 $10.97 $22,820
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 34,290 20.04 0.78 $9.82 $20,430


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