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Cashier Salary

Earnings for Cashiers in the United States come in at around $8.32 per hour on average. Pay generally varies between $7.31 per hour and $10.92. While the particular city and tenure impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. Female Cashiers make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Just under one in three enjoy medical while close to one-fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-sixth. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$12,127 - $43,415
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$12,127 - $43,415  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $489.62  
Profit Sharing
$22.15 - $1,093  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,023  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$15,232 - $24,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 260
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.31 - $10.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.08 - $2.82  
Overtime
$2.54 - $17.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $489.62  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,023  
Profit Sharing
$22.15 - $1,093  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$15,232 - $24,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 9,884
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Job Description for Cashier

A Cashier is an employee who operates a cash drawer by taking orders of customers and handling store receipts and money. Typically, a Cashier will be working a regular 8-hour workday. After clocking in, a Cashier's day begins. For most of the day, a Cashier will be stationed inside the employer's building at a particular cash register, the contents of which will be the Cashier's cash drawer.

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Cashier Tasks

  • Bag merchandise and collect money.
  • Operate cash register to process sales.
  • Close and balance cash drawers.

Common Career Paths for Cashier


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Cashiers who transition into an upper level Registered Nurse role may receive a large increase in pay as the position pays an average $55K per year. Typical career progression for a Cashier involves becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant or a Customer Service Representative, roles that pay $5K more and $11K more on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Cashier


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, The Home Depot Inc., Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Target Corporation, and The Kroger Company are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Cashiers. Salary cannot be beat at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., where median pay comes to $20K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $16K, and the higher end is not far away at $24K. Sam's Club, The Home Depot Inc., and Publix Super Markets Inc are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Cashiers earning around $20K, $18K, or $18K at each firm, respectively.

With a median salary of $16K, Dollar Tree Stores Inc provides Cashiers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $19K, limiting employee salary growth. McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., Kmart Corporation, and The Kroger Company also rank near the bottom for pay, each handing out $16K-paychecks on average.

Popular Skills for Cashier


Cashiers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Accounting, Customer Relationship Management, Customer Service Metrics, and Customer Relations are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Those proficient in Cash Handling are, more often than not, also skilled in Retail and Customer Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for Cashier

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Cashiers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $17K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $19K. Cashiers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $19K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $20K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Cashiers in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 16 percent above the national average. Cashiers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+12 percent), Austin (+5 percent), Chicago (+5 percent), and Los Angeles (+4 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Philadelphia, 6 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are San Antonio (5 percent less) and Houston (3 percent less).

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Experience Affects Cashier Salaries




National Average
$18,000


Skills That Affect Cashier Salaries




Customer Relations
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Computer Service
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Microsoft Word
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Cash Handling
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Spanish Language
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Customer Service
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Retail
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Sales
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Mathematica
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National Average
$18,000

Cleaning
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Food Preparation
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1457 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 28% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 69%