Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
3,314,010 0.4 % $9.79 $20,370 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.89 $8.41 $9.12 $10.61 $13.20
Annual Wage (2) $16,410 $17,490 $18,970 $22,060 $27,450


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 831,770 33.30 $10.24 $21,310
Gasoline Stations 552,720 66.09 $9.10 $18,920
Other General Merchandise Stores 378,210 23.20 $9.92 $20,640
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 243,500 2.73 $8.90 $18,510
Department Stores 215,320 13.88 $9.24 $19,220

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 552,720 66.09 $9.10 $18,920
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 73,020 51.91 $9.72 $20,220
Grocery Stores 831,770 33.30 $10.24 $21,310
Other General Merchandise Stores 378,210 23.20 $9.92 $20,640
Book Stores and News Dealers 20,560 21.33 $9.37 $19,490

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 $18.25 $37,970
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 820 0.04 $17.91 $37,250
State Government (OES Designation) 6,560 0.30 $16.36 $34,040
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,380 0.35 $15.61 $32,470
General Freight Trucking 60 0.01 $15.37 $31,970


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 341,150 23.85 0.94 $11.37 $23,660
Texas 238,320 22.53 0.89 $9.26 $19,270
Florida 204,480 28.11 1.11 $9.37 $19,480
New York 192,660 22.55 0.89 $9.81 $20,390
Pennsylvania 155,170 27.73 1.09 $9.39 $19,530




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 67,200 36.83 1.45 $8.75 $18,200
Louisiana 67,820 36.30 1.43 $8.94 $18,590
New Hampshire 22,120 36.11 1.42 $9.61 $19,980
Mississippi 37,880 35.06 1.38 $9.07 $18,860
Montana 14,580 33.72 1.33 $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 64,250 23.25 0.91 $12.59 $26,180
Alaska 6,790 21.29 0.84 $12.00 $24,950
Oregon 35,570 22.09 0.87 $11.42 $23,740
California 341,150 23.85 0.94 $11.37 $23,660
District of Columbia 6,910 10.58 0.42 $11.28 $23,460





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 104,320 20.23 0.80 $10.17 $21,150
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 91,380 25.10 0.99 $10.16 $21,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 85,330 22.04 0.87 $10.83 $22,530
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 54,010 20.46 0.80 $9.48 $19,710
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 52,510 23.22 0.91 $9.44 $19,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 48,920 20.88 0.82 $10.63 $22,110
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 44,790 24.57 0.97 $10.16 $21,130
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 40,290 19.21 0.76 $9.37 $19,480
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 34,500 19.71 0.78 $10.07 $20,950
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 33,950 19.62 0.77 $10.36 $21,560