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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
3,596,630 0.6 % $11.72 $24,370 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.73 $9.77 $11.37 $12.77 $15.04
Annual Wage (2) $18,150 $20,320 $23,650 $26,550 $31,270


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) 865,150 29.72 $12.01 $24,990
General Merchandise Stores 764,880 24.44 $11.70 $24,340
Gasoline Stations 616,320 66.01 $10.98 $22,830
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 345,220 3.19 $10.90 $22,680
Health and Personal Care Stores 193,610 18.27 $12.18 $25,340

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 616,320 66.01 $10.98 $22,830
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 75,020 46.27 $11.86 $24,660
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 865,150 29.72 $12.01 $24,990
General Merchandise Stores 764,880 24.44 $11.70 $24,340
Home Furnishings Stores 48,380 18.98 $11.76 $24,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 920 0.05 $18.73 $38,960
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,430 0.34 $18.21 $37,880
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 790 0.20 $17.45 $36,300
Telecommunications 60 0.01 $16.60 $34,530
Legal Services 30 (7) $16.49 $34,310


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 431,140 24.80 1.01 $13.89 $28,900
Texas 284,770 22.91 0.94 $11.02 $22,930
Florida 229,830 26.14 1.07 $11.08 $23,050
New York 198,340 20.83 0.85 $13.37 $27,810
Pennsylvania 140,150 23.75 0.97 $10.61 $22,060




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 41,340 36.64 1.50 $9.70 $20,180
Louisiana 64,340 33.48 1.37 $9.84 $20,470
New Hampshire 21,500 32.55 1.33 $11.32 $23,550
Alabama 61,180 30.99 1.27 $10.25 $21,320
Delaware 13,940 30.84 1.26 $11.12 $23,130




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 7,680 10.61 0.43 $14.99 $31,180
Washington 66,200 19.95 0.81 $14.74 $30,660
California 431,140 24.80 1.01 $13.89 $28,900
Alaska 7,010 22.12 0.90 $13.57 $28,230
Massachusetts 77,840 21.51 0.88 $13.48 $28,040





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 195,370 20.23 0.83 $13.25 $27,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 144,500 23.16 0.95 $13.55 $28,180
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 99,570 21.29 0.87 $11.96 $24,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 81,100 25.51 1.04 $12.61 $26,230
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 74,190 20.29 0.83 $11.03 $22,940
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 70,900 26.83 1.10 $11.15 $23,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 67,090 24.45 1.00 $10.58 $22,010
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 66,410 23.09 0.94 $11.17 $23,240
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 66,240 21.70 0.89 $11.12 $23,130
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 57,830 20.67 0.84 $13.34 $27,740