Updated August 22, 2022

Average Cashier Salary

$13.53hourly

$28,144 yearly

Entry level Salary
$21,000 yearly
$21,000
10 %
$28,144
Median
$36,000
90 %

How much does a Cashier make?

Cashiers make $28,144 per year on average, or $13.53 per hour, in the United States. Cashiers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $21,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $36,000.

Location impacts how much a cashier can expect to make. Cashiers make the most in Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, Connecticut, and Maine.

Highest Paying States For Cashiers

The darker areas on the map show where cashiers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Cashier average salary by State

RankStateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
1Maine$32,244$15.50726
2New Hampshire$30,903$14.86916
3New York$32,979$15.865,884
4Connecticut$32,276$15.521,458
5New Jersey$30,509$14.674,440
6Michigan$27,199$13.084,993
7Massachusetts$34,377$16.533,453
8Pennsylvania$27,746$13.346,196
9Minnesota$29,493$14.183,001
10Vermont$32,498$15.62264
11Rhode Island$30,751$14.78487
12Ohio$26,454$12.726,048
13Delaware$29,113$14.00555
14Washington$31,120$14.962,611
15District of Columbia$34,488$16.58127
16Wisconsin$26,843$12.912,861
17California$32,077$15.4211,604
18Oregon$29,308$14.091,663
19Arizona$27,469$13.212,697
20Illinois$28,105$13.515,227
21North Dakota$27,199$13.08336
22Colorado$28,567$13.732,547
23West Virginia$25,346$12.19665
24Indiana$25,085$12.063,381
25Tennessee$24,007$11.543,649
26Maryland$29,544$14.202,528
27Nevada$25,471$12.25956
28Arkansas$25,479$12.251,094
29Utah$25,059$12.051,665
30Iowa$25,434$12.231,556
31Texas$24,224$11.6510,823
32Wyoming$24,306$11.69298
33Missouri$24,873$11.962,855
34Idaho$24,908$11.97740
35Virginia$26,349$12.674,026
36Kentucky$23,469$11.282,263
37Kansas$24,027$11.551,349
38Florida$23,962$11.527,816
39Nebraska$24,916$11.98771
40Oklahoma$23,191$11.151,820
41New Mexico$24,152$11.61819
42North Carolina$23,626$11.364,857
43Alaska$26,142$12.57198
44South Carolina$22,574$10.852,531
45Montana$24,645$11.85456
46Hawaii$26,819$12.89294
47Mississippi$20,321$9.771,375
48South Dakota$23,712$11.40275
49Louisiana$20,283$9.751,854
50Alabama$21,205$10.191,929
51Georgia$22,290$10.724,297

Highest Paying Cities For Cashiers

RankCityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
1Washington, DC$34,476$16.57
2New York, NY$32,926$15.83
3San Francisco, CA$32,679$15.71
4Portland, ME$32,304$15.53
5Seattle, WA$31,130$14.97
6Baltimore, MD$29,726$14.29
7Minneapolis, MN$29,547$14.21
8Portland, OR$29,139$14.01
9Denver, CO$28,622$13.76
10Chicago, IL$28,279$13.60
11Philadelphia, PA$27,899$13.41
12Glendale, AZ$27,557$13.25
13Richmond, VA$26,214$12.60
14Columbus, OH$25,988$12.49
15Reno, NV$25,823$12.41

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Washington, DC
  2. New York, NY
  3. San Francisco, CA
  4. Portland, ME
  5. Seattle, WA

Cashier Salary Details

Average Cashier Salary Graph
Average Cashier Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Cashier's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$36,000$3,000$17
75th Percentile$32,000$2,667$15
Average$28,144$2,345$14
25th Percentile$24,000$2,000$12
10th Percentile$21,000$1,750$10

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
Pharmacist Cashier/Technician$26,746$2,229$12.86105,773
Food Service/Cashier$28,481$2,373$13.69247,779
Box Office, Cashier$28,311$2,359$13.61104,256
Front End Cashier$25,026$2,085$12.03464,431
Seasonal Cashier$29,678$2,473$14.27434,768
Service Cashier$28,602$2,383$13.7598,972

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Target Jobs (33,550)
  2. CVS Health Jobs (16,545)
  3. Publix Jobs (12,273)
  4. Walgreens Jobs (13,211)
  5. Kroger Jobs (22,572)

Which Companies Pay Cashiers The Most?

The highest paying companies for cashiers are Deloitte and University of California, Berkeley according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Clearwater Paper and KPMG report highly competitive wages for cashiers.

Cashier Salary Trends

The salary for a cashier can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. An accountant with 0-2 years of experience earns an average salary of $24,757, a mid-career professional with 3-6 years of experience makes $28,144 a year on average, and a senior level accountant with 7-12 years of experience enjoys an average annual salary of $39,902. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Cashier Salary By Experience Level

Experience LevelAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
Entry Level$24,800$11.90
Mid Level$28,400$13.64
Senior Level$39,900$19.18

Average Cashier Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Cashier Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$28,100$13.53+5.5%
    2021$26,600$12.79+5.2%
    2020$25,200$12.13+6.2%
    2019$23,700$11.37+4.0%
    2018$22,700$10.91+4.3%

    Recently Added Cashier Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Morrison HealthcareCashierAbingdon, VA07/26/2022$26,088
    AldiCashierMiami, FL07/26/2022$32,349
    Propark MobilityCashierEast Granby, CT07/26/2022$31,305
    Propark MobilityCashierOrlando, FL07/26/2022$23,479
    Propark MobilityCashierCommerce City, CO07/26/2022$31,305
    SodexoCashier @ LMH HealthLawrence, KS07/26/2022$28,175
    Wegmans Food MarketsCashierFrederick, MD07/26/2022$31,305
    Village of Orland ParkCashier IIOrland Park, IL07/26/2022$34,122
    Restaurant DepotCashierHouston, TX07/26/2022$22,435
    SodexoCashier-SeniorSaint Charles, MO07/26/2022$25,044

    Cashier Salaries FAQs

    What State Pays Cashiers The Most?

    Massachusetts pays Cashiers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $34,488 per year, or $16.58 per hour.

    How Do I Know If I'm Being Paid Fairly As A Cashier?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Cashier if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Massachusetts you should be paid close to $34,377 per year.

    What Type Of Cashier Gets Paid The Most?

    Check Cashier gets paid the most. Check Cashier made a median salary of $32,415. The best-paid 10 percent make $35,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $29,000.

    What Is A Good Starting Salary For A Cashier?

    A good starting salary for a cashier is $21,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a cashier in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for cashiers is $26,189, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a cashier can vary by state.

    How Much Do Cashiers Usually Make?

    Cashiers usually make $12.03 an hour. The average pay for cashiers can vary from $7.25 to $13.55 but typically lands in about $12 an hour.

    Two factors influencing pay for cashiers are experience and where you work. Some companies start with higher pay for cashiers due to internal policies about pay and higher expectations for people in the role.

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