How Much Do Cashiers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries


Cashiers receive and disburse money in establishments other than financial institutions. May use electronic scanners, cash registers, or related equipment. May process credit or debit card transactions and validate checks.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$25710 per year
Hourly wage
$12 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$18,850 to $21,310 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$9 to $10 per hour

Entry-level Cashiers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $18,850 to $21,310 per year or $9 to $10 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Cashiers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $16 $32,630
Senior (Top 25%) $14 $28,840
Middle (Mid 50%) $12 $25,020
Junior (Bottom 25%) $10 $21,310
No experience (Bottom 10%) $9 $18,850

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
WA $16 $33,110
DC $16 $32,940
CA $15 $31,540
MA $14 $30,060
AK $14 $29,930
CO $14 $29,570
NY $14 $29,510
HI $14 $29,290
OR $14 $28,970
AZ $13 $27,820

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Cashier is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like WA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at WA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Cashiers are in the states of WA, DC, CA, MA and AK.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Natural Gas Distribution $42240 $20.31
Federal Executive Branch $40430 $19.44
State Government $37930 $18.24
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $37580 $18.07
Outpatient Care Centers $35830 $17.23
Telecommunications $35430 $17.03
Local Government $33710 $16.21
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $33630 $16.17
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals $32680 $15.71
Specialty Hospitals $32120 $15.44
Waste Collection $31800 $15.29
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $31680 $15.23
Rail Transportation $31550 $15.17
Educational Support Services $31430 $15.11
Insurance Carriers $31360 $15.08
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing $31330 $15.06
Technical and Trade Schools $31000 $14.90
Business Support Services $30840 $14.82
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events $30710 $14.76
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses $30550 $14.69
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities $30530 $14.68
Other Information Services $30520 $14.67
Offices of Physicians $30260 $14.55
Offices of Other Health Practitioners $30260 $14.55
Support Activities for Road Transportation $30130 $14.49
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers $30010 $14.43
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services $30010 $14.43
Specialized Design Services $29990 $14.42
Nonresidential Building Construction $29830 $14.34
Junior Colleges $29710 $14.28

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