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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Cashier Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,140
25th Percentile Wage
$18,450
50th Percentile Wage
$20,180
75th Percentile Wage
$23,570
90th Percentile Wage
$28,760

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 $28,760. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $20,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,140. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 67% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of cashiers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201620,1804.31%6.00%
201519,3101.29%-
201419,0600.52%-
201318,960-0.05%-
201218,970--

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 $33,830. The lowest paying sector is the real estate and rental and leasing sector (annual salary $19,550).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$33,830
Federal, State, and Local Government
$27,760
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$25,410
Mining
$23,480
Educational Services
$23,200
Health Care and Social Assistance
$23,110
Finance and Insurance
$22,240
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$20,820
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$20,820
Wholesale Trade
$20,810
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$20,810
Transportation and Warehousing
$20,460
Manufacturing
$20,400
Retail Trade
$20,160
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$19,840
Information
$19,720
Accommodation and Food Services
$19,680
Construction
$19,650
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$19,560
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$19,550

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 $17,950 to $25,160. The highest paying state for cashiers is Alaska with a median annual salary of $25,160. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,950. For more salary information of cashiers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$25,160
Washington
$24,360
District of Columbia
$23,860
North Dakota
$23,080
Oregon
$22,940
California
$22,730
Massachusetts
$22,480
Vermont
$22,410
Connecticut
$22,210
Rhode Island
$22,020
Hawaii
$21,440
Wyoming
$21,270
Colorado
$21,090
Montana
$20,660
Minnesota
$20,660
New York
$20,140
New Jersey
$20,110
Nevada
$20,100
South Dakota
$20,080
Illinois
$20,020
Utah
$19,950
Maine
$19,850
New Hampshire
$19,830
Nebraska
$19,810
Arizona
$19,730
Michigan
$19,700
Maryland
$19,650
Texas
$19,640
New Mexico
$19,560
Delaware
$19,480
Idaho
$19,460
Missouri
$19,420
Ohio
$19,360
Florida
$19,320
West Virginia
$19,260
Iowa
$19,180
Oklahoma
$19,170
Wisconsin
$19,080
Guam
$19,060
Virginia
$19,050
Pennsylvania
$18,970
Kansas
$18,960
Indiana
$18,850
Tennessee
$18,830
North Carolina
$18,760
Arkansas
$18,740
Georgia
$18,730
Kentucky
$18,670
Mississippi
$18,580
Alabama
$18,550
South Carolina
$18,490
Louisiana
$18,450
Virgin Islands
$18,350
Puerto Rico
$17,950


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