Salary and Benefits

March 11, 2007

What This Job Pays: cashier

Pay: The average pay for a cashier in Seattle is $9.72 an hour, with most making from about $8.50 to about $11 an hour, according to PayScale, a Seattle company that tracks compensation and benefits.

Need to know: Need to know: Cashiers are trained on the job; this occupation provides opportunities for many young people with no previous work experience, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nearly half of all cashiers work part-time. Despite projected slower-than-average employment growth, good employment opportunities are expected because of the large number of workers who leave this occupation each year. Many cashiers start at minimum wage.

PayScale, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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