Updated August 18, 2021
Average Cashier Salary
$11.85 hourly
$24,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$20,000 yearly
$20,000
10 %
$24,000
Median
$30,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$30,000
$2,500
$14
75th Percentile
$27,000
$2,250
$13
Average
$24,655
$2,055
$12
25th Percentile
$22,000
$1,833
$11
10th Percentile
$20,000
$1,667
$10

Average Cashier Salary By State

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Cashier average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$21,162
$10.17
Alaska
$23,568
$11.33
Arizona
$24,809
$11.93
Arkansas
$22,878
$11.00
California
$27,535
$13.24
Colorado
$24,077
$11.58
Connecticut
$28,029
$13.48
Delaware
$22,076
$10.61
District of Columbia
$27,474
$13.21
Florida
$22,487
$10.81
Georgia
$19,962
$9.60
Hawaii
$27,622
$13.28
Idaho
$21,655
$10.41
Illinois
$23,696
$11.39
Indiana
$22,909
$11.01
Iowa
$23,945
$11.51
Kansas
$23,099
$11.11
Kentucky
$19,860
$9.55
Louisiana
$18,253
$8.78
Maine
$26,708
$12.84
Maryland
$23,760
$11.42
Massachusetts
$28,551
$13.73
Michigan
$24,048
$11.56
Minnesota
$27,082
$13.02
Mississippi
$18,548
$8.92
Missouri
$22,385
$10.76
Montana
$21,830
$10.50
Nebraska
$22,271
$10.71
Nevada
$22,913
$11.02
New Hampshire
$27,531
$13.24
New Jersey
$23,421
$11.26
New Mexico
$20,929
$10.06
New York
$26,031
$12.51
North Carolina
$19,951
$9.59
North Dakota
$25,777
$12.39
Ohio
$22,655
$10.89
Oklahoma
$20,827
$10.01
Oregon
$26,828
$12.90
Pennsylvania
$20,910
$10.05
Rhode Island
$27,683
$13.31
South Carolina
$20,739
$9.97
South Dakota
$21,667
$10.42
Tennessee
$21,971
$10.56
Texas
$22,008
$10.58
Utah
$21,365
$10.27
Vermont
$27,636
$13.29
Virginia
$20,587
$9.90
Washington
$28,309
$13.61
West Virginia
$22,526
$10.83
Wisconsin
$23,628
$11.36
Wyoming
$21,252
$10.22

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Highest Paying Cities For Cashier

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Vancouver, WA
$29,324
$14.10
San Francisco, CA
$29,316
$14.09
Washington, DC
$27,521
$13.23
Minneapolis, MN
$27,040
$13.00
Portland, OR
$26,539
$12.76
Buffalo, NY
$26,312
$12.65

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How much does a Cashier make?

The average cashier salary is $24,655 per year, or $11.85 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $20,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $30,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Massachusetts, Washington, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Vermont provide the highest cashier salaries.

Average Cashier Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $24,700
    $11.85
    +6.2%
    2020
    $23,100
    $11.11
    +4.0%
    2019
    $22,200
    $10.66
    +4.3%
    2018
    $21,200
    $10.20
    +1.3%
    2017
    $21,000
    $10.07
    +0.5%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Pharmacist Cashier/Technician

    Avg. salary: $25,202

    A pharmacy cashier/technician's role is to assist customers or physicians by answering inquiries and providing medications while under a pharmacist's supervision. Their responsibilities typically revolve around receiving and evaluating prescriptions for accuracy and authenticity, verifying customers' identity, filling and refilling prescriptions, managing medical histories, updating databases, and performing audits. One may also process payments, create labels, monitor the inventory of supplies, and perform clerical tasks such as producing sales and progress reports, answering calls, and even handling issues and concerns.
    126,527 Pharmacist Cashier/Technician Jobs
    Food Service/Cashier

    Avg. salary: $22,528

    Foodservice/cashiers are often employed at food restaurants and played various roles. Their duties include recording orders from customers and making sure their payments are collected. They are responsible for managing financial transactions and creating financial reports at the end of the day, making sure that order receipts correlate to the amount of money collected. They could also function as service members, welcoming customers and taking their orders politely, packaging them, and ensures that they are delivered promptly, taking in and resolving customer's queries and complaints. They can also be tasked to stock supplies and may help in cooking if the needs arise.
    138,030 Food Service/Cashier Jobs
    Box Office, Cashier

    Avg. salary: $24,112

    A box office cashier is primarily in charge of selling admission tickets to customers, ensuring fast and efficient procedures. They process cash or credit card payments, balance out the cash drawers, maintain accurate records, use automated systems, and produce progress reports as necessary. They may also assist clients by answering inquiries, providing theatre schedules, handling calls, managing bookings and reservations, and solving issues and concerns. A box office cashier maintains an active communication line with box office staff, coordinating to ensure a smooth workflow.
    81,881 Box Office, Cashier Jobs
    Front End Cashier

    Avg. salary: $24,510

    A front end cashier is an employee who provides quality customer service such as scanning items and taking the final payments. Front end cashiers are responsible for greeting customers professionally and being friendly to everyone who enters the store. To be able to answer the queries of customers, front end cashiers need to be educated on the products they are selling. Front end cashiers must also stock and maintain inventories while keeping the register terminal and store in order.
    210,114 Front End Cashier Jobs
    Seasonal Cashier

    Avg. salary: $27,391

    A seasonal cashier is an employee hired for a predetermined time in the retail industry. Seasonal cashiers utilize basic mathematics and computation. They maintain the electronic registers for the payment transactions such as credit cards and cash. It is part of their job to process merchandise by stocking shelves, organizing merchandise, and sorting purchase items. They also evaluate the company's budget inventories, ensuring product requirements. The skills necessary for the job include customer service, attention to detail, and strong communication skills.
    345,345 Seasonal Cashier Jobs
    Service Cashier

    Avg. salary: $27,751

    Service cashiers are employees who take charge of the cash registers in banks or any other institutions. Primarily, cashiers receive payments and issue receipts to customers. They keep track of the credit and cash transactions. Their job requires a strong work ethic, attention to detail, excellent communication skills, good customer service, and knowledge of cash register operation. It is also part of their job to attend to service department tasks and warranty claims.
    91,214 Service Cashier Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Pharmacist Cashier/Technician
    $25,203
    $2,100
    $12.12
    126,527
    Food Service/Cashier
    $22,528
    $1,877
    $10.83
    138,030
    Box Office, Cashier
    $24,113
    $2,009
    $11.59
    81,881
    Front End Cashier
    $24,511
    $2,043
    $11.78
    210,114
    Seasonal Cashier
    $27,392
    $2,283
    $13.17
    345,345
    Service Cashier
    $27,751
    $2,313
    $13.34
    91,214
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    Cashier Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a cashier can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. 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.

    Which Companies Pay Cashiers The Most?

    To earn a high income as a cashier, working for Des Moines Public Works Department or AppleOne Employment Services might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Whole Foods Market and BJ's Wholesale Club report highly competitive wages for cashiers.
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    Recently Added Cashier Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Pilot Company
    Subway Cashier
    Subway Cashier
    Inver Grove Heights, MN
    08/31/2021
    $21,037
    08/31/2021
    LAZ Parking
    Event Cashier
    Event Cashier
    Cleveland, OH
    08/31/2021
    $22,957
    08/31/2021
    Pilot Company
    Arby's Cashier
    Arby's Cashier
    Holland, MI
    08/31/2021
    $20,140
    08/31/2021
    Pilot Company
    Subway Cashier
    Subway Cashier
    Pine Grove, PA
    08/31/2021
    $18,574
    08/31/2021
    Qdoba Team Member
    Midland, MI
    08/31/2021
    $25,044
    08/31/2021
    Reef Technology
    Cashier-Myrtle Beach Airport
    Cashier-Myrtle Beach Airport
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    08/31/2021
    $16,696
    08/31/2021
    Delaware North
    Cashier, Richmond Airport
    Cashier, Richmond Airport
    Richmond, VA
    08/31/2021
    $22,331
    08/31/2021
    Getgo
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    Cashier
    Indianapolis, IN
    08/31/2021
    $24,001
    08/31/2021
    Cashier
    Los Angeles, CA
    08/31/2021
    $29,218
    08/31/2021
    Delaware North
    Cashier (Restaurant), Charleston Airport
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    Charleston, SC
    08/31/2021
    $24,001
    08/31/2021

    Average Cashier Salary by Demographic

    Cashier Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $24,552
    female-income
    Female Income
    $24,252
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$24,552
    Female$24,252
    Median Cashier Income by Race
    Asian cashiers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White cashiers have the lowest average salary at $24,107.
    $25,000
    $20,000
    $15,000
    $10,000
    $5,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$24,107
    Black or African American$24,234
    Asian$24,668
    Hispanic or Latino$24,656
    Average Cashier Salary by Education Level
    Cashiers with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $25,576 annually. With a Masters degree, cashiers earn a median annual income of $25,377 compared to $24,981 for cashiers with an Associate degree.
    $30,000
    $24,000
    $18,000
    $12,000
    $6,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$24,252
    Master's Degree$25,377
    Bachelor's Degree$25,576
    Some College/ Associate Degree$24,981

    Cashier FAQs

    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.

    You can also get higher pay if you have previous work as a cashier, which shows you will require less training and be more dependable.

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