How Much do Cashiers Make?

Do cashiers make a lot of money? What is the average pay for cashiers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, cashiers in the United States earn an average of $24,370 a year, equivalent to $11.72 an hour. Cashiers make 54% less than the average American worker.

Cashiers in Washington are the best paid, making $30,660 a year, while cashiers in Mississippi make the least at $20,180.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Cashier Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $15.04 $31,270
75th $12.77 $26,550
50th $11.37 $23,650
25th $9.77 $20,320
10th $8.73 $18,150
Cashier Wages by State

In what states do cashiers make the most? In what states do cashiers make the least?

In the map below, green represents higher pay and red represents lower pay. Keep scrolling down to see a table with the average wages in each state.

State Hourly Annually
Alabama $10.25 $21,320
Alaska $13.57 $28,230
Arizona $12.52 $26,030
Arkansas $10.73 $22,310
California $13.89 $28,900
Colorado $13.31 $27,690
Connecticut $12.42 $25,840
Delaware $11.12 $23,130
Florida $11.08 $23,050
Georgia $10.31 $21,450
Hawaii $13.40 $27,870
Idaho $11.20 $23,300
Illinois $11.73 $24,400
Indiana $10.54 $21,930
Iowa $11.04 $22,960
Kansas $10.57 $21,990
Kentucky $10.16 $21,140
Louisiana $9.84 $20,470
Maine $12.14 $25,240
Maryland $12.15 $25,280
Massachusetts $13.48 $28,040
Michigan $11.57 $24,060
Minnesota $12.48 $25,950
Mississippi $9.70 $20,180
Missouri $11.07 $23,020
Montana $11.42 $23,760
Nebraska $11.40 $23,720
Nevada $11.64 $24,210
New Hampshire $11.32 $23,550
New Jersey $11.77 $24,480
New Mexico $11.05 $22,990
New York $13.37 $27,810
North Carolina $10.20 $21,220
North Dakota $12.18 $25,340
Ohio $11.05 $22,980
Oklahoma $10.28 $21,390
Oregon $13.25 $27,560
Pennsylvania $10.61 $22,060
Rhode Island $12.44 $25,880
South Carolina $10.20 $21,220
South Dakota $11.23 $23,350
Tennessee $10.62 $22,100
Texas $11.02 $22,930
Utah $11.24 $23,390
Vermont $12.60 $26,220
Virginia $10.99 $22,850
Washington $14.74 $30,660
West Virginia $10.54 $21,920
Wisconsin $11.05 $22,990
Wyoming $11.57 $24,070
Metro Areas Where Cashiers Earn the Most
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
San Jose, CA $15.71 $32,680
San Francisco, CA $15.46 $32,150
Seattle, WA $15.30 $31,830
Mount Vernon, WA $15.16 $31,530
Bremerton, WA $15.12 $31,450
Santa Rosa, CA $14.80 $30,780
Kahului, HI $14.63 $30,430
Olympia, WA $14.48 $30,120
Fairbanks, AK $14.48 $30,110
Santa Cruz, CA $14.40 $29,950
Cashier Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $11.72 $24,370
2018 $11.17 $23,240
2017 $10.64 $22,130
2016 $10.43 $21,680
2015 $10.09 $20,990
2014 $9.93 $20,640
2013 $9.82 $20,420
2012 $9.79 $20,370
2011 $9.73 $20,230