Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
3,541,010 0.4 % $10.43 $21,680 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.24 $8.87 $9.70 $11.33 $13.83
Annual Wage (2) $17,140 $18,450 $20,180 $23,570 $28,760


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 867,920 32.24 $10.72 $22,290
Gasoline Stations 610,970 66.30 $9.83 $20,440
Other General Merchandise Stores 414,890 21.82 $10.46 $21,750
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 313,810 3.05 $9.79 $20,360
Department Stores 283,920 20.74 $9.93 $20,660

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 610,970 66.30 $9.83 $20,440
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 71,380 45.92 $10.41 $21,660
Grocery Stores 867,920 32.24 $10.72 $22,290
Other General Merchandise Stores 414,890 21.82 $10.46 $21,750
Department Stores 283,920 20.74 $9.93 $20,660

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 $24.48 $50,910
Natural Gas Distribution 110 0.09 $18.93 $39,380
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 920 0.05 $18.16 $37,760
Depository Credit Intermediation 510 0.03 $16.57 $34,460
State Government (OES Designation) 7,290 0.33 $16.23 $33,750


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 404,500 25.33 1.00 $12.18 $25,330
Texas 272,270 23.18 0.92 $9.97 $20,730
Florida 240,010 29.19 1.16 $9.88 $20,540
New York 193,860 21.31 0.84 $11.05 $22,990
Pennsylvania 147,440 25.66 1.02 $9.64 $20,050




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)
Alabama 72,610 37.96 1.50 $9.23 $19,190
Louisiana 71,140 37.01 1.47 $9.14 $19,010
Mississippi 38,690 34.63 1.37 $9.29 $19,320
New Hampshire 22,330 34.62 1.37 $10.12 $21,040
South Carolina 64,740 32.70 1.30 $9.16 $19,060




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 65,350 21.31 0.84 $13.09 $27,220
Alaska 6,470 19.99 0.79 $12.97 $26,990
District of Columbia 9,270 13.20 0.52 $12.38 $25,740
California 404,500 25.33 1.00 $12.18 $25,330
Oregon 45,730 25.53 1.01 $11.85 $24,640





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 132,350 20.09 0.80 $11.32 $23,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 105,940 25.10 1.00 $11.66 $24,250
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 71,490 19.65 0.78 $10.59 $22,030
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 60,430 20.59 0.82 $10.18 $21,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 59,980 23.49 0.93 $9.63 $20,030
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 56,910 22.85 0.91 $11.14 $23,170
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 48