These Are The 10 States With The Highest Cashier/Dishwasher Salaries For 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 6 months ago
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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do cashier/dishwashers get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for cashier/dishwashers by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for cashier/dishwashers by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for cashier/dishwashers after this adjustment? That would be Dishwashers.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Nevada
  2. Wyoming
  3. Washington
  4. Nebraska
  5. Illinois
  6. Michigan
  7. Missouri
  8. Texas
  9. Arkansas
  10. Tennessee

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

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How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for cashier/dishwashers from the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $23190, so our index value would be:

$23,190 * (100 / 135.9) = $17,064

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for cashier/dishwashers.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

Detailed List Of Cashier/dishwasher Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Nevada $24,859 $25,680 103.3
2 Wyoming $23,333 $21,420 91.8
3 Washington $23,146 $24,350 105.2
4 Nebraska $23,133 $21,190 91.6
5 Illinois $22,980 $21,740 94.6
6 Michigan $22,786 $20,280 89.0
7 Missouri $22,157 $20,030 90.4
8 Texas $21,863 $19,830 90.7
9 Arkansas $21,779 $18,970 87.1
10 Tennessee $21,565 $19,280 89.4
11 Mississippi $21,513 $18,480 85.9
12 Oklahoma $21,390 $19,080 89.2
13 Minnesota $21,369 $21,540 100.8
14 Utah $21,365 $19,870 93.0
15 Indiana $21,251 $19,020 89.5
16 West Virginia $21,049 $19,660 93.4
17 Kansas $21,045 $18,920 89.9
18 Kentucky $21,038 $19,040 90.5
19 Florida $21,037 $20,680 98.3
20 Iowa $20,813 $18,940 91.0
21 Ohio $20,810 $19,520 93.8
22 Colorado $20,799 $21,590 103.8
23 North Dakota $20,684 $20,560 99.4
24 Arizona $20,602 $20,190 98.0
25 Alabama $20,504 $18,700 91.2
26 New Mexico $20,466 $19,750 96.5
27 Georgia $20,273 $18,530 91.4
28 North Carolina $20,085 $18,860 93.9
29 Idaho $20,043 $18,460 92.1
30 Virginia $19,940 $20,100 100.8
31 Delaware $19,891 $20,170 101.4
32 Montana $19,841 $20,000 100.8
33 Pennsylvania $19,487 $19,760 101.4
34 Wisconsin $19,431 $18,810 96.8
35 South Dakota $19,421 $20,140 103.7
36 Louisiana $19,388 $18,380 94.8
37 Oregon $19,377 $22,400 115.6
38 South Carolina $19,032 $18,880 99.2
39 Vermont $18,414 $22,300 121.1
40 Rhode Island $18,351 $22,150 120.7
41 Maine $18,339 $20,320 110.8
42 Massachusetts $18,148 $24,210 133.4
43 Connecticut $17,603 $22,480 127.7
44 New York $17,603 $23,060 131.0
45 Alaska $17,551 $23,010 131.1
46 New Jersey $17,497 $21,330 121.9
47 California $17,064 $23,190 135.9
48 New Hampshire $16,760 $19,610 117.0
49 Maryland $16,478 $20,680 125.5
50 Hawaii $15,848 $26,610 167.9

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