Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
3,564,920 0.5 % $10.64 $22,130 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.23 $8.97 $10.11 $11.51 $13.95
Annual Wage (2) $17,110 $18,650 $21,030 $23,940 $29,020


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)
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 916,540 31.32 $10.93 $22,740
General Merchandise Stores 702,660 21.82 $10.51 $21,850
Gasoline Stations 606,880 65.42 $10.04 $20,880
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 327,170 3.11 $9.97 $20,730
Health and Personal Care Stores 205,640 19.17 $11.02 $22,920

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 606,880 65.42 $10.04 $20,880
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 70,390 45.06 $10.62 $22,090
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 916,540 31.32 $10.93 $22,740
General Merchandise Stores 702,660 21.82 $10.51 $21,850
Health and Personal Care Stores 205,640 19.17 $11.02 $22,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 90 0.08 $20.47 $42,570
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 930 0.05 $18.45 $38,380
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 970 0.25 $15.98 $33,230
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,130 0.33 $15.90 $33,080
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 24,280 0.45 $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 405,030 24.26 0.97 $12.55 $26,110
Texas 267,540 22.50 0.90 $10.12 $21,050
Florida 244,450 29.04 1.16 $10.01 $20,810
New York 194,300 21.10 0.84 $11.46 $23,850
Pennsylvania 147,200 25.46 1.02 $9.76 $20,310




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)
Louisiana 70,510 37.07 1.48 $9.18 $19,080
Alabama 69,760 36.29 1.45 $9.42 $19,600
Mississippi 38,890 34.74 1.39 $9.18 $19,090
New Hampshire 21,870 33.65 1.35 $10.36 $21,550
West Virginia 22,350 32.46 1.30 $9.84 $20,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 66,640 20.91 0.84 $13.57 $28,230
District of Columbia 9,320 13.15 0.53 $12.96 $26,960
Alaska 6,840 21.50 0.86 $12.95 $26,930
California 405,030 24.26 0.97 $12.55 $26,110
Massachusetts 72,780 20.63 0.82 $12.30 $25,580



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 135,310 20.21 0.81 $11.51 $23,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 106,050 23.93 0.96 $12.30 $25,580
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 74,380 20.31 0.81 $10.93 $22,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 63,440 24.22 0.97 $9.64 $20,050
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 61,330 20.94 0.84 $10.10 $21,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 60,390 23.97 0.96 $11.38 $23,660
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 47,360 19.01 0.76 $10.12 $21,050
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 46,310 23.39 0.94 $11.41 $23,730
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 43,270 30.15 1.21 $12.36 $25,700
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 39,940 20.67 0.83 $11.35 $23,620