Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

41-2011 Cashiers

Receive and disburse money in establishments other than financial institutions. Usually involves use of electronic scanners, cash registers, or related equipment. Often involved in processing credit or debit card transactions and validating checks.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
3,375,510 0.5 % $8.02 $16,680 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $5.86 $6.51 $7.41 $8.73 $10.97
Annual Wage (2) $12,200 $13,530 $15,420 $18,150 $22,810

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Grocery stores 800,100 $8.65 $18,000 1 93
Gasoline stations 488,520 $7.34 $15,270 2 185
Health and personal care stores 252,990 $7.52 $15,640 3 175
Other general merchandise stores 240,170 $7.74 $16,090 4 164
Department stores 220,150 $7.75 $16,120 5 160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Federal government (OES designation) 6,190 $19.01 $39,540 44 1
Support activities for water transportation 30 $13.62 $28,330 183 2
State government (OES designation) 11,460 $13.31 $27,690 33 3
Couriers 580 $12.68 $26,380 100 4
Other investment pools and funds 90 $12.60 $26,200 162 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Nevada 36,970 $8.82 $18,350 3.499% 543
Vermont 10,260 $7.80 $16,230 3.495% 485
Mississippi 37,310 $6.89 $14,330 3.433% 595
New Hampshire 20,360 $8.16 $16,980 3.362% 534
Alabama 57,920 $6.93 $14,410 3.183% 625

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
District of Columbia 6,510 $10.13 $21,080 1.094% 387
Washington 72,690 $9.84 $20,470 2.835% 622
California 361,970 $9.82 $20,430 2.503% 642
Alaska 6,660 $9.69 $20,150 2.324% 420
Hawaii 12,020 $9.65 $20,070 2.184% 455

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Wilmington, NC MSA 4,750 $7.43 $15,460 4.264%
Barnstable-Yarmouth, MA MSA 2,790 $8.83 $18,370 4.161%
Hattiesburg, MS MSA 1,870 $6.93 $14,410 4.038%
New London-Norwich, CT-RI MSA 5,690 $8.67 $18,030 3.999%
Monmouth-Ocean, NJ PMSA 15,410 $8.30 $17,260 3.965%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Santa Rosa, CA PMSA 5,220 $10.86 $22,580 2.678%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 23,400 $10.80 $22,470 2.347%
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA 31,800 $10.43 $21,700 2.451%
Sacramento, CA PMSA 20,510 $10.30 $21,420 2.792%
San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, CA MSA 3,090 $10.17 $21,160 3.048%

About 2002 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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