These Are The 10 Best States For Cashiers

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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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:

  1. Missouri
  2. Mississippi
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Nebraska
  5. Michigan
  6. Wyoming
  7. Washington
  8. Kansas
  9. Arkansas
  10. North Dakota

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:

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How we determined the best states to be a cashier

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:

  • Availability of jobs
  • Higher Pay

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:

  • Location quotient. A measure of how common a job is a given state.
  • Average annual salary.
  • Average annual salary for entry level work.
  • Average annual salary for experienced professionals.

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.

1. Missouri

Best States For Cashiers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 74,790
Average Annual Salary: $21,240
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,960
Average Experienced Salary: $29,190
Location Quotient: 1.08

2. Mississippi

Best States For Cashiers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 38,690
Average Annual Salary: $19,320
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,220
Average Experienced Salary: $24,580
Location Quotient: 1.37

3. Oklahoma

Best States For Cashiers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 43,690
Average Annual Salary: $20,240
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,360
Average Experienced Salary: $26,300
Location Quotient: 1.09

4. Nebraska

Best States For Cashiers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 26,060
Average Annual Salary: $21,370
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,920
Average Experienced Salary: $25,580
Location Quotient: 1.07

5. Michigan

Best States For Cashiers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 92,860
Average Annual Salary: $21,910
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,070
Average Experienced Salary: $29,320
Location Quotient: 0.87

6. Wyoming

Best States For Cashiers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 6,880
Average Annual Salary: $22,270
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,710
Average Experienced Salary: $30,670
Location Quotient: 0.99

7. Washington

Best States For Cashiers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 65,350
Average Annual Salary: $27,220
Average Entry Level Salary: $20,980
Average Experienced Salary: $39,290
Location Quotient: 0.84

8. Kansas

Best States For Cashiers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 36,480
Average Annual Salary: $20,310
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,310
Average Experienced Salary: $26,810
Location Quotient: 1.05

9. Arkansas

Best States For Cashiers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 34,480
Average Annual Salary: $19,540
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,060
Average Experienced Salary: $23,770
Location Quotient: 1.15

10. North Dakota

Best States For Cashiers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 10,240
Average Annual Salary: $23,780
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,410
Average Experienced Salary: $31,270
Location Quotient: 0.96

There You Have It – The Best States To Be A Cashier

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:

  1. New York
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Hawaii

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best States For cashiers

Rank State Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Missouri $21,240 $16,960 74,790
2 Mississippi $19,320 $16,220 38,690
3 Oklahoma $20,240 $16,360 43,690
4 Nebraska $21,370 $18,920 26,060
5 Michigan $21,910 $18,070 92,860
6 Wyoming $22,270 $16,710 6,880
7 Washington $27,220 $20,980 65,350
8 Kansas $20,310 $16,310 36,480
9 Arkansas $19,540 $17,060 34,480
10 North Dakota $23,780 $17,410 10,240
11 Texas $20,730 $16,470 272,270
12 Arizona $21,850 $17,730 67,040
13 Montana $22,070 $17,880 14,750
14 Iowa $20,130 $16,360 42,200
15 Tennessee $19,970 $16,290 72,320
16 West Virginia $20,080 $18,410 22,390
17 Illinois $21,630 $18,210 127,700
18 Minnesota $22,550 $19,300 63,650
19 Idaho $20,810 $16,380 15,190
20 Utah $21,410 $16,560 28,080
21 Ohio $20,970 $17,740 117,390
22 Alabama $19,190 $16,220 72,610
23 New Mexico $21,010 $16,860 21,580
24 Indiana $19,740 $16,320 70,440
25 Nevada $22,160 $16,510 34,490
26 Kentucky $19,590 $16,270 49,550
27 Florida $20,540 $17,650 240,010
28 Colorado $22,860 $18,200 59,540
29 Oregon $24,640 $20,080 45,730
30 Georgia $19,650 $16,250 110,850
31 South Dakota $21,280 $18,530 13,200
32 Louisiana $19,010 $16,210 71,140
33 North Carolina $19,810 $16,270 112,280
34 Virginia $20,490 $16,330 108,920
35 Delaware $20,900 $17,620 11,800
36 Vermont $23,660 $19,990 9,700
37 South Carolina $19,060 $16,200 64,740
38 Wisconsin $20,180 $16,340 61,290
39 Pennsylvania $20,050 $16,310 147,440
40 New Hampshire $21,040 $16,530 22,330
41 Maine $21,170 $16,940 16,000
42 Alaska $26,990 $20,610 6,470
43 California $25,330 $20,810 404,500
44 Maryland $22,080 $17,670 77,520
45 Rhode Island $23,730 $19,980 10,540
46 Connecticut $23,910 $19,980 38,800
47 New Jersey $22,210 $18,360 95,550
48 Hawaii $23,600 $18,240 16,130
49 Massachusetts $24,230 $20,810 72,200
50 New York $22,990 $19,000 193,860