How Much do Cashiers Make in California?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, cashiers in California earn an average of $28,900 a year, equivalent to $13.89 an hour.

This is 19% more than cashiers nationwide, but it is 53% less than the typical California worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
California Cashier Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $18.42 $38,310
75th $14.74 $30,650
50th $12.80 $26,610
25th $11.81 $24,570
10th $11.33 $23,570
California Cashiers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Bakersfield $13.48 $28,050
Chico $13.90 $28,910
El Centro $13.49 $28,060
Fresno $12.81 $26,650
Hanford $13.43 $27,940
Los Angeles $13.55 $28,180
Madera $13.41 $27,890
Merced $13.54 $28,170
Modesto $13.52 $28,120
Napa $13.85 $28,800
Oxnard $13.34 $27,740
Redding $12.97 $26,970
Riverside $13.65 $28,390
Sacramento $14.13 $29,400
Salinas $13.86 $28,820
San Diego $13.28 $27,620
San Francisco $15.46 $32,150
San Jose $15.71 $32,680
San Luis Obispo $13.80 $28,700
Santa Barbara $13.48 $28,050
Santa Cruz $14.40 $29,950
Santa Rosa $14.80 $30,780
Stockton $13.40 $27,880
Vallejo $13.89 $28,890
Visalia $13.16 $27,380
Yuba City $13.23 $27,520
California Cashier Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $13.89 $28,900
2018 $13.20 $27,450
2017 $12.55 $26,110
2016 $12.18 $25,330
2015 $11.52 $23,970
2014 $11.28 $23,470
2013 $11.36 $23,620
2012 $11.37 $23,660
2011 $11.28 $23,450