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Cashier Salary

How Much Does a Cashier Make in the United States?

The average base salary for a Cashier in the United States is a month or $28,730 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Average Cashier Base Salary:

What can I earn as a Cashier?Your salary is 0 the US national average

The average wage for a Cashier is per hour. In some establishments, you might see tip jars at the checkout counter.

However, Cashiers don’t usually expect to get tips. If people leave money in the jar, it’s usually shared among all the workers or used for work-related things, not specifically for the Cashiers.

Annual Mean Wage of Cashiers by State

[The latest data collected from BLS and the labor/employment departments of the respective states]

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Cashier Salary in Major US Cities


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New York City

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Los Angeles

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[Sources: BLS; New York State Department of Labor; Illinois Department of Employment Security; California Employment Development Department]


High-Paying Cities for Cashiers

CityAvg SalaryAvg Hourly Wage
Chicago, IL31,02014.91
Los Angeles, CA35,44817.04
Miami, FL27,11013.03
NYC, NY38,00118.27

Average Cashier Salary by State

Explore the average Cashier salary by state.

StateAvg. Salary
Alabama$ 25,394
Alaska$ 33,113
Arizona$ 30,580
Arkansas$ 25,766
California$ 36,174
Colorado$ 32,420
Connecticut$ 31,839
Delaware$ 27,360
Florida$ 26,840
Georgia$ 24,730
Hawaii$ 31,810
Idaho$ 27,570
Illinois$ 30,300
Indiana$ 26,020
Iowa$ 26,900
Kansas$ 25,230
Kentucky$ 24,730
Louisiana$ 22,685
Maine$ 30,490
Maryland$ 30,440
Massachusetts$ 33,560
Michigan$ 27,630
Minnesota$ 29,880
Mississippi$ 21,930
Missouri$ 27,570
Montana$ 28,420
Nebraska$ 28,462
Nevada$ 27,030
New Hampshire$ 29,993
New Jersey$ 30,960
New Mexico$ 27,650
New York$ 35,085
North Carolina$ 25,190
North Dakota$ 30,280
Ohio$ 26,030
Oklahoma$ 25,350
Oregon$ 33,429
Pennsylvania$ 25,680
Rhode Island$ 29,806
South Carolina$ 24,470
South Dakota$ 27,160
Tennessee$ 25,430
Texas$ 26,735
Utah$ 27,950
Vermont$ 29,960
Virginia$ 27,610
Washington$ 35,940
West Virginia$ 24,157
Wisconsin$ 28,020
Wyoming$ 27,331
District of Columbia$ 35,320

How Much Do Similar Careers to a Cashier Get Paid? 

Cashiers in the U.S. can earn more than Hosts/Hostesses and regular Fast-Food Workers, but less than Servers.

Job TitleAverage Salary
Fast-Food Worker

Labor Laws and Taxes for Cashiers

As a Cashier, you need to be aware of the minimum wage, tipped wage credit, overtime pay and leave policies in your state.

Check out the guides below or view more labor laws:

To easily calculate federal, state and local taxes in your state, use our free Paycheck Calculator.

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