The average Cashier in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $9.01 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $7.48 per hour and $11.59. Cash earnings for Cashiers — including $1K in bonuses and $2K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $16K to $25K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by geography and experience level. Female Cashiers make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Medical benefits are awarded to one-fourth, and a little less than one-fifth earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$11,735 - $41,715
$12K
$20K
$42K
MEDIAN: $19,946
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$7.48 - $11.59
$7
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.01
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$11,735 - $41,715  
   
Bonus
$19.73 - $1,209  
Profit Sharing
$20.35 - $1,747  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,095  
Total Pay (?
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$15,548 - $25,103  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 503
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.48 - $11.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10 - $2.77  
Overtime
$5.34 - $18.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$19.73 - $1,209  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,095  
Profit Sharing
$20.35 - $1,747  
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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$15,548 - $25,103  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19,167

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Cashier


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For Cashiers, progressing to a Registered Nurse role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Registered Nurse can earn $56K annually. Career advancement for the typical Cashier often leads to becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant or a Customer Service Representative; median salaries in these positions are $4K higher and $10K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Cashier


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Cashiers include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, The Kroger Company, The Home Depot Inc., Target Corporation, and Dollar Tree Stores Inc. Although salaries only range from $19K to just $26K, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $22K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Sam's Club, The Home Depot Inc., and Safeway, Inc., top-paying firms where Cashiers rake in a solid $21K, $21K, or $20K, respectively.

Salaries are easily beat at Dollar General Corporation, where median pay comes to just $16K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $15K and ending at $19K, range in salary is rather small. Also approaching the lower end are Dollar Tree Stores Inc, Burger King Corporation, and The Kroger Company, each paying $17K.

Popular Skills for Cashier


Cashiers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Customer Relationship Management, Microsoft Word, Accounting, and Spanish Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Cash Handling and Retail.

Pay by Experience Level for Cashier

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


For Cashiers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $19K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $20K. Cashiers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $21K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $18,866

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With a pay rate for Cashiers that is 13 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Cashiers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+10 percent), Austin (+6 percent), Las Vegas (+4 percent), and San Antonio (+2 percent). Charlotte ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average. On the whole, employers pay 4 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Houston and Philadelphia.

Cashier Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Cashier?

Cashier in Pasadena:
"Great."
Pros: Customer service, cash handling, filing, answering phones, receiving and sending out payments.
Cons: The hours interfere with school.

Cashier in Corpus Christi:
"Hard work for what I'm getting payed."
Pros: The only think I like about my job is that it gives me a 20% discount on food and they give me one break.
Cons: The thing I like least at my job is how I am treated there and how there is so much drama when I'm trying to make a living off of 8$ an hour and I am the only one who seems to clean or do anything to try to help.

Cashier in Eastport:
"Crappy."
Pros: My regular customers are amazing and I have developed close relationships with them, as well as having created a family with my coworkers.
Cons: The majority of customers are from the hamptons or New York City and are complete tool bags. The show no respect or care or consideration and complain when I don't smile. The act entitled to every sale and every promotion(which no one is)

Cashier in Morrisville:
"Not what you would expect at an amusement park."
Pros: I get free admission, free parking, 35%off retail and food items, I met a lot of new friends, I enjoy seeing happy people having a good time with their families.
Cons: I don't like going into work on my days off even though I want to take my daughter to six flags, most guests are rude and nasty, very low pay-not enough to support a family, hours are consistently cut, was promised full time but I only had 14 hours on my paycheck last week, not allowed to get most of the perks that a guest gets- no season passes; no food passes; not allowed to play games. A sixteen year old kid was making more than me even though he started the job after I did this is his first job were in the same department AND he doesn't have a single bill to pay or a child to feed and clothe.

Cashier in Eagan:
"It's great helping people find what they need."
Pros: Helping them find what they need or just cashing them out to help them get out on their way talking to them and getting them to come back hopefully.
Cons: When you do everything you can and tell them what your manage will only end up telling them the same thing and they give me attitude and some times the same with the manger sometimes they are nicer to the manager even though I say everything nicely with out tension yet I'm still the one that they give attitude.

Cashier in Channelview:
Pros: I like that its calm, I also like it when it gets full, I like to be doing something not just be there standing doing nothing at all.
Cons: What I don't like is that its a little pay.

Cashier in Loudon:
"Food city."
Pros: Great flexibility with scheduling which goes down as you go higher in the pay chain. Management isn't always bad, they are usually helpful.
Cons: The pay doesn't make it as worth it if it has to include the always high stress and the constant feeling of being rushed and no perks no discounts on anything.

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Key Stats for Cashier

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2075 votes.
055
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Cashier Salaries




National Average
$19,000


Skills That Affect Cashier Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2075 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 25%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
dental benefits
None: 72%
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