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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 “Gambling Change Persons and Booth Cashiers” (41-2012).


National estimates for Cashiers
Industry profile for Cashiers
Geographic profile for Cashiers

National estimates for Cashiers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Cashiers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,318,020 0.5 % $ 12.87 $ 26,770 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Cashiers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 8.93 $ 10.90 $ 13.11 $ 14.20 $ 16.94
Annual Wage (2) $ 18,580 $ 22,670 $ 27,260 $ 29,540 $ 35,230


Industry profile for Cashiers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Cashiers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 843,270 28.51 $ 13.18 $ 27,410
Gasoline Stations 611,070 66.05 $ 12.03 $ 25,030
General Merchandise Stores 579,070 18.77 $ 12.89 $ 26,820
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 353,800 3.75 $ 11.82 $ 24,590
Health and Personal Care Stores 199,650 19.79 $ 13.72 $ 28,540

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Cashiers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gasoline Stations 611,070 66.05 $ 12.03 $ 25,030
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 74,370 44.99 $ 12.97 $ 26,970
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 843,270 28.51 $ 13.18 $ 27,410
Health and Personal Care Stores 199,650 19.79 $ 13.72 $ 28,540
General Merchandise Stores 579,070 18.77 $ 12.89 $ 26,820

Top paying industries for Cashiers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services (8) (8) $ 28.23 $ 58,720
Natural Gas Distribution 190 0.17 $ 26.13 $ 54,350
Waste Treatment and Disposal (8) (8) $ 25.40 $ 52,840
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 210 1.01 $ 24.03 $ 49,970
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 690 0.18 $ 19.87 $ 41,340


Geographic profile for Cashiers:

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



Map of employment of cashiers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Cashiers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 405,670 24.54 1.04 $ 15.70 $ 32,650
Texas 305,460 24.98 1.06 $ 11.81 $ 24,560
Florida 203,420 23.64 1.00 $ 11.89 $ 24,740
New York 178,030 20.54 0.87 $ 15.18 $ 31,580
Pennsylvania 128,530 23.02 0.98 $ 11.38 $ 23,670


Map of location quotient of cashiers by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 59,430 33.13 1.41 $ 10.18 $ 21,170
Mississippi 33,680 30.57 1.30 $ 10.06 $ 20,920
Iowa 44,250 29.80 1.27 $ 12.05 $ 25,060
West Virginia 19,010 28.91 1.23 $ 10.94 $ 22,760
Delaware 12,520 28.75 1.22 $ 12.52 $ 26,040


Map of annual mean wages of cashiers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Cashiers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 59,050 18.42 0.78 $ 16.30 $ 33,910
District of Columbia 6,400 9.67 0.41 $ 16.25 $ 33,800
California 405,670 24.54 1.04 $ 15.70 $ 32,650
New York 178,030 20.54 0.87 $ 15.18 $ 31,580
Massachusetts 68,630 20.22 0.86 $ 15.04 $ 31,270



Map of employment of cashiers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Cashiers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 171,550 19.77 0.84 $ 15.43 $ 32,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 129,940 22.72 0.96 $ 15.34 $ 31,910
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 89,770 21.21 0.90 $ 13.40 $ 27,870
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 78,940 21.99 0.93 $ 12.20 $ 25,370
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 71,320 24.62 1.05 $ 12.08 $ 25,130
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 59,630 22.46 0.95 $ 12.53 $ 26,060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 57,300 19.54 0.83 $ 14.21 $ 29,550
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 56,930 23.21 0.99 $ 12.05 $ 25,050
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 55,660 21.51 0.91 $ 11.18 $ 23,260
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 50,230 19.43 0.82 $ 14.96 $ 31,110


Map of location quotient of cashiers by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 2,630 50.11 2.13 $ 13.60 $ 28,280
Hammond, LA 1,970 44.63 1.89 $ 9.84 $ 20,470
Ocean City, NJ 1,740 44.57 1.89 $ 13.36 $ 27,790
Jacksonville, NC 2,020 42.09 1.79 $ 10.32 $ 21,460
Goldsboro, NC 1,580 39.97 1.70 $ 10.36 $ 21,550
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 2,930 39.37 1.67 $ 11.09 $ 23,080
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 6,300 38.83 1.65 $ 10.75 $ 22,350
Rocky Mount, NC 2,040 38.45 1.63 $ 10.45 $ 21,730
Redding, CA 2,420 37.16 1.58 $ 14.90 $ 30,980
Merced, CA 2,620 36.40 1.55 $ 14.85 $ 30,880