Cashiers are one of the most common jobs in America. Additionally, a significant number of people work as cashiers in every state in the union — it’s not like they are all just concentrated in California or the South.
Since cashiers are such a prominent occupation, we at Zippia wanted to look at where cashiers have it the best: where there are plenty of jobs to go around and people get paid what they deserve during every phase of their career.
To that end, we dove into the numbers from the BLS to figure out which states have the best opportunities for cashiers.
After all the numbers had been crunched, we were left with this list of the best of best for America’s cashiers:
So there you have it — Cashiers is the best of the best when it comes to being a cashier.
How did Cashiers end up here and does it really deserve this ranking? Read on to see how we completed our research on the best states for cashiers and for more on the top ten states.
If you’re interested, you can read more about the job scene here:
Here at Zippia, we talk to a lot of people of all different backgrounds looking for jobs. Our research has concluded that there are two common things people want in a job:
So in order to find out the best states for cashiers in America we needed to figure out where the jobs are and how well cashiers get paid. This led to the following criteria taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’s Occupational Employment Statistics for 2016:
To make all the salary numbers more apples to apples across states, we compared the salary data relative to the state’s cost of living.
Applying this standardization allows us to account for that fact that it costs more to live in certain in states. For example, the average salary for cashiers in California is $25,330 and the average salary in Illinois is $21,630, but the Illinois salary actually goes further in paying for life’s essentials.
In order to develop and overall ranking, we ranked each state for each criteria from 1 to 50 where 1 was the best.
We then averaged all the rankings for a state into a Job Score with the state having the lowest overall Job Score earning the distinction of being the best state for cashiers in America.
So without further ado, let’s get into just what made each state so great for cashiers.
Total Jobs: 74,790
Average Annual Salary: $21,240
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,960
Average Experienced Salary: $29,190
Location Quotient: 1.08
Total Jobs: 38,690
Average Annual Salary: $19,320
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,220
Average Experienced Salary: $24,580
Location Quotient: 1.37
Total Jobs: 43,690
Average Annual Salary: $20,240
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,360
Average Experienced Salary: $26,300
Location Quotient: 1.09
Total Jobs: 26,060
Average Annual Salary: $21,370
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,920
Average Experienced Salary: $25,580
Location Quotient: 1.07
Total Jobs: 92,860
Average Annual Salary: $21,910
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,070
Average Experienced Salary: $29,320
Location Quotient: 0.87
Total Jobs: 6,880
Average Annual Salary: $22,270
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,710
Average Experienced Salary: $30,670
Location Quotient: 0.99
Total Jobs: 65,350
Average Annual Salary: $27,220
Average Entry Level Salary: $20,980
Average Experienced Salary: $39,290
Location Quotient: 0.84
Total Jobs: 36,480
Average Annual Salary: $20,310
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,310
Average Experienced Salary: $26,810
Location Quotient: 1.05
Total Jobs: 34,480
Average Annual Salary: $19,540
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,060
Average Experienced Salary: $23,770
Location Quotient: 1.15
Total Jobs: 10,240
Average Annual Salary: $23,780
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,410
Average Experienced Salary: $31,270
Location Quotient: 0.96
If you’re looking to start out your career as a cashier these are the states that should be at the top of your list. You’ll find high pay, available jobs, and chances for career advancement.
If you’re curious, here are the worst states to be a cashier in America:
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