Cage Cashier Salary
The average Cage Cashier in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $11.13 per hour. Pay ranges from $8.98 per hour on the low end to $15.28 on the high end. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — between a fifth and a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Job Description for Cage Cashier
A cage cashier is a specialized type of clerk that works at a casino. The cage cashier will typically have some of the equipment of a regular store cashier, such as a cash drawer and computerized point of sale register. However, there are many aspects of the job that are unique to casinos.Read More...
Depending on the casino, the cage cashier may also handle cash advances or work as the point person on that aspect. This can involve securing credit card information and documentation from the guest. Some casinos even cash checks, and the cage cashier will put the check through the casino's authorization process for the player. Occasionally, guests may need to declare winnings to the IRS before they are awarded, and the cage cashier is typically the point of contact for that as well.
The education requirements for a cage cashier are not steep, but many casinos will issue tests to prospective candidates and put them through extensive training and a credit check. Cage cashiers are also expected to be very good communicators and possess outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills. With many casinos open 24 hours per day, cage cashiers work shifts that can be daytime, evening, overnight, or weekend. They're typically on their feet for the whole shift in a lively gaming environment.
Cage Cashier Tasks
- Redeem chips and token for clients, tracking all outgoing money.
- Communicate with customers, answering questions and providing guidance.
- Accurately track and balance available cash and chips, communicating problems or low supplies.
- Issue chips and tokens in exchange for a variety of currencies.
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Pay by Experience Level for Cage Cashier
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Cage Cashiers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $25K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $25K. Cage Cashiers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $26K. As Cage Cashiers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $29K.
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