Cashier Salary

For Cashiers, hourly average wages total $9.13 per hour. Pay ranges from $7.54 per hour on the low end to $11.77 on the high end. Total cash compensation to Cashiers approaches anywhere from $16K on the lower end to $25K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $1K from bonuses and upwards of $2K from profit sharing. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Female Cashiers make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Close to one-fourth enjoy medical while just under one in five get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-sixth. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$11,604 - $42,597
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$20K
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MEDIAN: $19,941
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$7.54 - $11.77
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$0$42K
Salary $11,604 - $42,597
Bonus $19.51 - $1,205
Profit Sharing $20.27 - $2,037
Commission $0.00 - $1,005
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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$15,666 - $25,431
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 513
Hourly Data $0$18
Hourly Rate $7.54 - $11.77
Hourly Tips $0.09 - $2.89
Overtime $6.28 - $18.65
Annual Data $0$25K
Bonus $19.51 - $1,205
Commission $0.00 - $1,005
Profit Sharing $20.27 - $2,037
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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$15,666 - $25,431
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19,048

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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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Cashiers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Registered Nurse. The latter position pays an average of $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


Known for taking on a considerable number of Cashiers, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, The Kroger Company, The Home Depot Inc., Target Corporation, and Dollar Tree Stores Inc are leading firms in the industry. Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. offers the best pay with a median salary of $22K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $19K and maxing out at just $26K. Sam's Club, The Home Depot Inc., and Safeway, Inc. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Cashiers earning around $21K, $21K, or $20K at each firm, respectively.

Pay for Cashiers is the lowest at Dollar General Corporation, which has a median salary of $16K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $19K. Dollar Tree Stores Inc, Burger King Corporation, and The Kroger Company also rank near the bottom for pay, each handing out $17K-paychecks on average.

Popular Skills for Cashier


Cashiers seem to wield many 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Food Preparation. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know Cash Handling and Retail.

Pay by Experience Level for Cashier

Pay by Experience for a Cashier has a positive trend. An entry-level Cashier with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $19,000 based on 14,967 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cashier with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 3,879 salaries. An experienced Cashier which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 2,518 salaries. A Cashier with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 822 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $19,139

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Cashiers, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 11 percent above the national average. Cashiers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+8 percent) and Austin (+5 percent). Charlotte is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and Philadelphia (6 percent lower).

Cashier Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Cashier?

Cashier in Shawnee:
"Easy."
Pros: Easy and 5 minutes from house.
Cons: Low pay.

Cashier in Nashville:
"Working as A "Cashier" at My place of Employment."
Pros: Paycheck I receive every 2 weeks (which is a joke because of my inconsistent work schedule) Use work badge for bus fare. Free resources.
Cons: Bad/ poor management. Supervisor Lacks communication skills. Inconsistent work schedule. Employees constantly quitting out of the blue. Short staffed. Expected to do double the work in a certain amount of time. Given a hard time when requesting vacation time.

Cashier in Robbinsville:
Pros: Good people, free meals, relaxed dress code.
Cons: Low pay, not flexible with scheduling.

Cashier in Westmoreland:
"Mapco."
Pros: Fun easy and become friends with customers.
Cons: How long it took to become a full time employee.

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 Lancaster:
"WORKING AS A CASHIER."
Pros: I LOVE MY MANAGERS MY CO-WORKERS. AND I LOVE WORKING AROUND PEOPLE.. I JUST LOVE MY JOB!
Cons: MY HOURS.... AFTER TWO YEARS OF WORKING THERE, I BELIEVE I SHOULD ALREADY HAVE FILL TIME HOURS...THEY WAS THIS ONE WEEK THAT I DIDN'T EVEN GET ANY HOURS!

Cashier in Livingston:
"Beware."
Pros: The customers and dealing with them. Some of them just make your day.
Cons: Everything else. The bosses are crazy. The pay is terrible. No double pay on holidays either.

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Key Stats for Cashier

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2414 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Cashier Salaries

▲10%

▲9%

▲5%

National Average
$19,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Cashier Salaries




▲1%


▼0%



National Average
$19,000

Cash Handling
▼1%


Sales
▼1%

▼2%

▼3%


▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2414 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 72%
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