Cashier Salary

Earnings for Cashiers in the United States come in at around $9.04 per hour on average. Lower pay rates hover around $7.49 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $11.63. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $1K and $2K, respectively — total cash payment to Cashiers can bottom out near $16K or peak near $25K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by the particular city and years of experience. About one in four report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just under a fifth collect dental insurance. Most Cashiers survey respondents are women (74 percent). Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Cashiers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$11,770 - $41,936
$12K
$20K
$42K
MEDIAN: $20,150
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$7.49 - $11.63
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MEDIAN: $9.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$11,770 - $41,936  
   
Bonus
$19.50 - $1,203  
Profit Sharing
$47.92 - $2,073  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,044  
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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$15,576 - $25,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 487
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.49 - $11.63  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.09 - $2.66  
Overtime
$6.02 - $18.35  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$19.50 - $1,203  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,044  
Profit Sharing
$47.92 - $2,073  
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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$15,576 - $25,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18,725
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Registered Nurse. The average Registered Nurse brings home $56K per year. A common career progression for a Cashier is to become a Certified Nurse Assistant or a Customer Service Representative. Compared to Cashiers, the first group earns $4K more on average, and the second group earns $10K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Cashier


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, The Kroger Company, The Home Depot Inc., Target Corporation, and Dollar Tree Stores Inc are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Cashiers. Although the highest salaries can be found at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. where median pay is $22K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $19K and $26K. Other big spenders include Sam's Club, The Home Depot Inc., and Safeway, Inc., top-paying firms where Cashiers see paychecks nearing $21K, $21K, or $20K.

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


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Customer Relationship Management, Microsoft Word, Accounting, and Spanish Language are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled in 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. The average beginner in this position makes around $19K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $20K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Cashiers make a median salary of $21K. Cashiers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $18,928

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

With a pay rate for Cashiers that is 12 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Cashiers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+9 percent), Austin (+6 percent), Las Vegas (+3 percent), and San Antonio (+2 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in Charlotte. Houston and Philadelphia are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 5 percent less than the median.

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 2046 votes.
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

▲11%

▲10%

▲6%

National Average
$19,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Cashier Salaries




▲2%


▲1%



Cash Handling
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Sales
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National Average
$19,000

▼1%

▼2%


▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2046 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: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
dental benefits
None: 72%
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