Cashiers

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2019 Workforce
3.22M
Average Age
32.1
Average Salary
$15,782
Average Male Salary
$17,655
Average Female Salary
$15,079

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 National security & international affairs. Cashiers are paid most in North of I-10 & Inside Loop I-610 PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Carr 2 (Noroeste) PUMA, PR.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$15,782
AVERAGE SALARY
± $329

In 2019, Cashiers earned an average of $15,782, $39,742 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Other entertainment attendants and related workers make somewhat more than Cashiers while Food preparation and serving related workers, all other 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

0.448
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Cashiers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.448, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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Industries by Share

3.22M
2019 Workforce
± 43,614
−3.46%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 1.96%

The number of people employed as Cashiers has been declining at a rate of −3.46%, from 3,339,943 people in 2018 to 3,224,268 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Cashiers employed by various industries. Restaurants & Food Services employs the largest share of Cashiers at  25.2%, followed by Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores with 19.5% and General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters with 12.2%.

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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 33.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Cashiers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

880k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 22,970
2.34M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 37,296

72.7% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

48.6% of Cashiers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.4% of Cashiers, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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
33.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.265

The median age of Cashiers is 32.1, and Male employees are generally 4.02 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 Reading Comprehension and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Cashiers need more than the average amount of Repairing, Troubleshooting, and Equipment Maintenance.

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