Cashier Salary Information

The salary statistics of cashiers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of cashiers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The cashiers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Cashier Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,110
25th Percentile Wage
$18,650
50th Percentile Wage
$21,030
75th Percentile Wage
$23,940
90th Percentile Wage
$29,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cashiers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) cashiers is $29,020. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $21,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,110. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 69% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of cashiers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$21,030
4.04% 9.80%
2016
$20,180
4.31% -
2015
$19,310
1.29% -
2014
$19,060
0.52% -
2013
$18,960
-0.05% -
2012
$18,970
- -

Table 2. Cashier Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of cashiers in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for cashiers occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $33,950. The lowest paying sector is the construction sector (annual salary $19,820).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$33,950
Federal, State, and Local Government
$27,770
Educational Services
$23,840
Mining
$23,480
Health Care and Social Assistance
$23,430
Finance and Insurance
$23,110
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$21,730
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$21,700
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$21,630
Wholesale Trade
$21,370
Manufacturing
$21,140
Retail Trade
$21,050
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$20,900
Transportation and Warehousing
$20,790
Accommodation and Food Services
$20,180
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$20,180
Information
$20,180
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$20,180
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$20,130
Construction
$19,820

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Cashiers by States

From the above tables we note that not only cashiers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of cashiers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,690 to $25,030. The highest paying state for cashiers is Alaska with a median annual salary of $25,030. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,690. For more salary information of cashiers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$25,030
Washington
$24,880
District of Columbia
$24,800
Massachusetts
$23,990
California
$23,510
Oregon
$23,270
Vermont
$23,140
Connecticut
$23,040
North Dakota
$23,020
Rhode Island
$22,820
Hawaii
$22,150
Minnesota
$22,120
Colorado
$22,110
Arizona
$21,740
New York
$21,640
Wyoming
$21,120
Montana
$21,090
Utah
$20,820
Nevada
$20,760
New Hampshire
$20,670
Illinois
$20,640
South Dakota
$20,510
Maryland
$20,360
New Jersey
$20,160
Texas
$20,100
Nebraska
$20,050
Michigan
$19,950
New Mexico
$19,890
Maine
$19,880
Iowa
$19,790
Idaho
$19,670
Delaware
$19,670
Missouri
$19,520
Florida
$19,460
Wisconsin
$19,390
Ohio
$19,360
West Virginia
$19,310
Oklahoma
$19,200
Virginia
$19,170
Virgin Islands
$19,140
Arkansas
$19,080
Tennessee
$19,040
Pennsylvania
$19,030
Indiana
$18,990
Kansas
$18,990
Guam
$18,970
North Carolina
$18,690
Alabama
$18,680
Georgia
$18,660
Kentucky
$18,620
South Carolina
$18,430
Louisiana
$18,350
Mississippi
$18,290
Puerto Rico
$17,690



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