Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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)
3,462,010 0.5 % $8.14 $16,940 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $5.88 $6.57 $7.58 $8.84 $11.09
Annual Wage (2) $12,230 $13,670 $15,760 $18,390 $23,060

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 824,050 $8.76 $18,230 1 88
Gasoline stations 508,680 $7.46 $15,520 2 182
Other general merchandise stores 266,720 $8.02 $16,680 3 149
Health and personal care stores 259,370 $7.68 $15,970 4 176
Department stores 212,140 $7.86 $16,340 5 161

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Federal government (OES designation) 5,660 $19.01 $39,540 45 1
Support activities for water transportation 50 $14.96 $31,110 165 2
Specialized freight trucking 350 $14.18 $29,490 108 3
State government (OES designation) 11,460 $13.53 $28,130 32 4
Power generation and supply 1,620 $12.80 $26,620 68 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
Mississippi 39,740 $6.98 $14,520 3.660% 651
Vermont 10,190 $7.97 $16,580 3.508% 501
South Dakota 12,400 $7.11 $14,780 3.498% 489
Nevada 34,930 $9.16 $19,060 3.279% 593
New Hampshire 19,650 $8.40 $17,460 3.250% 577

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 6,570 $10.39 $21,610 1.105% 407
California 362,380 $10.01 $20,830 2.497% 696
Washington 79,540 $10.00 $20,790 3.105% 675
Alaska 6,530 $10.00 $20,790 2.234% 461
Oregon 33,600 $9.62 $20,010 2.180% 583

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
Barnstable-Yarmouth, MA MSA 2,900 $9.12 $18,980 4.401%
Bellingham, WA MSA 2,950 $9.53 $19,820 4.320%
Hattiesburg, MS MSA 2,060 $7.29 $15,160 4.274%
Newburgh, NY-PA PMSA 5,720 $7.92 $16,470 4.234%
Monmouth-Ocean, NJ PMSA 16,700 $8.43 $17,530 4.211%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Francisco, CA PMSA 21,440 $11.39 $23,700 2.197%
Santa Rosa, CA PMSA 5,550 $11.22 $23,330 2.911%
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA PMSA 3,420 $11.08 $23,040 3.765%
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA 34,620 $10.59 $22,020 2.666%
San Jose, CA PMSA 18,580 $10.57 $21,990 2.117%

About May 2003 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) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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: May 7, 2004

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