The 10 Best States For Cashiers In 2019

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. Wyoming
  2. Missouri
  3. Washington
  4. Michigan
  5. Arizona
  6. Nebraska
  7. North Dakota
  8. Colorado
  9. Illinois
  10. Iowa

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:

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 2018:

  • 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 $27,450 and the average salary in Illinois is $23,380, 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. Wyoming

Best States For Cashiers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 6,760
Average Annual Salary: $23,100
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,050
Average Experienced Salary: $31,770
Location Quotient: 1.0

2. Missouri

Best States For Cashiers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 75,060
Average Annual Salary: $22,050
Average Entry Level Salary: $17,430
Average Experienced Salary: $28,960
Location Quotient: 1.07

3. Washington

Best States For Cashiers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 67,720
Average Annual Salary: $29,350
Average Entry Level Salary: $24,230
Average Experienced Salary: $38,740
Location Quotient: 0.83

4. Michigan

Best States For Cashiers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 90,600
Average Annual Salary: $23,190
Average Entry Level Salary: $19,470
Average Experienced Salary: $29,400
Location Quotient: 0.84

5. Arizona

Best States For Cashiers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 63,450
Average Annual Salary: $24,970
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,850
Average Experienced Salary: $30,390
Location Quotient: 0.91

6. Nebraska

Best States For Cashiers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 23,760
Average Annual Salary: $23,060
Average Entry Level Salary: $19,700
Average Experienced Salary: $28,130
Location Quotient: 0.97

7. North Dakota

Best States For Cashiers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 9,530
Average Annual Salary: $25,150
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,900
Average Experienced Salary: $32,570
Location Quotient: 0.91

8. Colorado

Best States For Cashiers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 56,710
Average Annual Salary: $25,860
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,230
Average Experienced Salary: $35,020
Location Quotient: 0.86

9. Illinois

Best States For Cashiers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 143,230
Average Annual Salary: $23,380
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,570
Average Experienced Salary: $29,880
Location Quotient: 0.95

10. Iowa

Best States For Cashiers

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 45,450
Average Annual Salary: $21,810
Average Entry Level Salary: $16,810
Average Experienced Salary: $28,180
Location Quotient: 1.17

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. Hawaii
  2. New York
  3. Massachusetts

Detailed List Of The Best States For cashiers

Rank State Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Wyoming $23,100 $17,050 6,760
2 Missouri $22,050 $17,430 75,060
3 Washington $29,350 $24,230 67,720
4 Michigan $23,190 $19,470 90,600
5 Arizona $24,970 $21,850 63,450
6 Nebraska $23,060 $19,700 23,760
7 North Dakota $25,150 $18,900 9,530
8 Colorado $25,860 $21,230 56,710
9 Illinois $23,380 $18,570 143,230
10 Iowa $21,810 $16,810 45,450
11 Mississippi $19,620 $16,290 42,120
12 Arkansas $21,190 $18,510 31,660
13 Tennessee $21,360 $16,550 76,290
14 Minnesota $24,820 $20,830 65,840
15 West Virginia $21,350 $18,960 20,210
16 Kansas $21,570 $16,610 33,550
17 Oklahoma $20,890 $16,460 44,010
18 Idaho $22,270 $16,890 17,120
19 Texas $22,000 $16,880 273,590
20 Montana $22,930 $18,360 14,770
21 Ohio $22,110 $18,120 121,600
22 Indiana $21,130 $16,580 70,150
23 Utah $23,040 $17,000 28,910
24 Alabama $20,620 $16,500 65,540
25 New Mexico $22,080 $17,140 22,460
26 Oregon $26,120 $21,810 43,660
27 Kentucky $20,420 $16,390 52,660
28 Florida $21,870 $18,110 242,900
29 Virginia $22,020 $16,710 123,290
30 Nevada $23,310 $17,060 35,760
31 Delaware $22,220 $18,450 13,820
32 South Dakota $22,460 $19,030 13,080
33 Georgia $20,770 $16,490 120,320
34 North Carolina $20,540 $16,390 126,460
35 Vermont $25,330 $22,220 9,340
36 Louisiana $19,790 $16,360 70,630
37 Maine $23,180 $20,810 14,680
38 South Carolina $20,160 $16,430 66,960
39 Wisconsin $21,790 $16,770 62,680
40 Rhode Island $25,110 $21,450 13,270
41 New Hampshire $22,780 $17,210 22,400
42 Connecticut $25,290 $21,920 45,940
43 California $27,450 $22,270 420,430
44 Pennsylvania $21,160 $16,580 145,340
45 Maryland $23,900 $19,460 80,610
46 Alaska $28,030 $21,680 6,670
47 New Jersey $23,390 $18,760 99,360
48 Massachusetts $26,310 $23,760 75,960
49 New York $25,540 $21,650 197,490
50 Hawaii $26,100 $21,020 14,590
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