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Many cashier positions pay minimum wage or slightly higher. The median annual wage for cashiers was $18,970 in 2012, or $9.12 an hour, according to the BLS. The highest-paid 10 percent in the field made $27,450 per year, or about $13.20 per hour, while the lowest-paid 10 percent made $16,410 per year, or $7.89 per hour. The highest-paid in the profession work in Seattle, Olympia, Wash., and Santa Rosa, Calif.

Job Salary Year
2004 $17,220.00
2006 $17,920.00
2008 $18,870.00
2010 $19,810.00
2012 $20,370.00

Average Cashier Pay vs. All Business Jobs

With a mean annual salary of $20,370, cashiers earn much less than those in similar jobs. For example, a retail salesperson brings home $25,310 per year, a telemarketer earns $25,570 on average, and customer service representatives earn $33,110.

Job Name Salary
Customer Service Representative $30,580.00
Telemarketer $22,330.00
Cashier $18,970.00

Best Paying Cities for Cashiers

The highest paid in the cashier profession work in the metropolitan areas of Seattle, Olympia, Washington, and Santa Rosa, California. The Bremerton, Washington area also pays well, as does the city of San Francisco.

Seattle

Average Salary: $27,920 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a cashier working in Seattle is $27,920, which is $8,950 more than the average pay in the profession.

Olympia, Washington

Average Salary: $27,710 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a cashier working in Olympia, Washington is $27,710, which is $8,740 more than the average pay in the profession.

Santa Rosa, California

Average Salary: $27,430 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a cashier working in Santa Rosa, California is $27,430, which is $8,460 more than the average pay in the profession.

Bremerton, Washington

Average Salary: $27,400 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a cashier working in Bremerton, Washington is $27,400, which is $8,430 more than the average pay in the profession.

San Francisco

Average Salary: $26,720 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a cashier working in San Francisco is $26,720, which is $7,750 more than the average pay in the profession.

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