Cashiers

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Total Workforce

3.29M

Average Age

31.7

Average Salary

$14,829

Average Male Salary

$16,327

Average Female Salary

$14,275

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Cashiers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Restaurants & Food Services is the industry that employs the most Cashiers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Cashiers, by average wage, is Taxi & limousine service. Cashiers are paid most in North of I-10 & Inside Loop I-610 PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Ponce & Jayuya Municipios PUMA, PR.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$14,829

AVERAGE SALARY

± $274

In 2017, Cashiers earned an average of $14,829, $37,236 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Residential advisors make somewhat more than Cashiers while Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Cashiers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.455

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Cashiers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.455, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Cashiers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Cashiers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Cashiers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Cashiers, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services, Grocery Stores, and Department stores & discount stores.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Cashiers, by average wage, are Taxi & limousine service, Postal Service, and Nail salons & other personal care services.

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Industries by Share

3.29M

2017 Workforce

± 44,062

-3.97%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 1.95%

The number of people employed as Cashiers has been declining at a rate of -3.97%, from 3,430,531 people in 2016 to 3,294,413 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Cashiers employed by various industries. Restaurants & Food Services employs the largest share of Cashiers at  24.7%, followed by Grocery Stores with 22.5% and Department stores & discount stores with 9.99%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Cashiers in the US. The average age of male Cashiers in the workforce is 29.2 and of female Cashiers is 32.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Cashiers is White.

Gender Composition

889k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 23,083

2.41M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 37,764

73% of Cashiers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Cashiers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Cashiers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

63.2% of Cashiers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.4% of Cashiers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Cashiers.

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Age by Gender

29.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.38

32.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.25

The median age of Cashiers is 31.7, and Male employees are generally 3.49 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Cashiers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Cashiers is Business but a relatively high number of Cashiers hold a major in Personal & Culinary Services.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Cashiers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Cashiers need many skills, but most especially Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Cashiers need more than the average amount of Repairing, Troubleshooting, and Operation and Control.

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