Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

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)
3,438,070 0.5 % $8.29 $17,250 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $5.91 $6.72 $7.81 $9.10 $11.30
Annual Wage (2) $12,290 $13,980 $16,240 $18,940 $23,500

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Grocery stores 825,150 $8.79 $18,280
Gasoline stations 539,590 $7.63 $15,860
Other general merchandise stores 264,880 $8.41 $17,500
Health and personal care stores 231,450 $7.94 $16,510
Department stores 227,080 $8.05 $16,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Postal service 4,480 $21.03 $43,750
Power generation and supply 1,520 $13.13 $27,310
State government (OES designation) 9,770 $12.78 $26,590
Electric goods merchant wholesalers 450 $12.75 $26,510
Waste collection 40 $12.44 $25,870

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
Vermont 11,160 $8.37 $17,400 3.800%
Mississippi 40,700 $7.12 $14,810 3.715%
Nevada 40,660 $9.03 $18,780 3.641%
Louisiana 61,830 $6.90 $14,360 3.322%
New Hampshire 20,090 $8.66 $18,020 3.277%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
District of Columbia 7,130 $10.63 $22,110 1.182%
Alaska 6,480 $10.50 $21,830 2.211%
Washington 74,790 $10.45 $21,740 2.895%
California 363,940 $10.00 $20,800 2.504%
Oregon 33,890 $9.87 $20,530 2.177%

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
Hattiesburg, MS MSA 2,340 $7.56 $15,720 4.752%
Monmouth-Ocean, NJ PMSA 16,520 $8.73 $18,150 4.143%
Barnstable-Yarmouth, MA MSA 2,770 $9.30 $19,350 4.130%
Pensacola, FL MSA 6,110 $6.98 $14,520 3.991%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 33,620 $8.92 $18,560 3.956%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Francisco, CA PMSA 21,750 $11.40 $23,710 2.281%
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA 32,490 $11.08 $23,040 2.500%
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA PMSA 3,230 $10.89 $22,660 3.605%
Santa Rosa, CA PMSA 4,690 $10.87 $22,600 2.488%
San Jose, CA PMSA 17,270 $10.78 $22,410 2.033%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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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May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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