Cashier Salary

Average Cashiers in the United States make around $8.49 per hour. Compensation ranges between $7.34 per hour and $11.02. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by years of experience and location. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. About a fourth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one in five collect dental insurance. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Cashiers making up 76 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$12,093 - $41,440

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$7.34 - $11.02

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$12,093 - $41,440  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $492.48  
Profit Sharing
$21.00 - $1,035  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,086  
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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$15,291 - $24,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 344
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.34 - $11.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.09 - $2.67  
Overtime
$2.30 - $17.62  
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$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $492.48  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,086  
Profit Sharing
$21.00 - $1,035  
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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$15,291 - $24,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12,843
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Registered Nurse. The latter position pays an average of $55K annually. Cashiers most often move into positions as Certified Nurse Assistants or Customer Service Representatives; those groups report median salaries that are $5K higher and $11K 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 Home Depot Inc., Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., The Kroger Company, and Target Corporation. 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 $25K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Sam's Club, The Home Depot Inc., and Publix Super Markets Inc, top-paying firms where Cashiers rake in a $20K, $19K, or $18K, respectively.

The lowest salaries can be found at Dollar Tree Stores Inc — median pay is $16K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $15K and only reaching $19K. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., Kmart Corporation, and Burger King Corporation. Those companies pay a median salary of $16K.

Popular Skills for Cashier


Survey takers working as Cashiers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Accounting, Customer Relationship Management, Customer Service Metrics, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Food Preparation. Most people skilled in Cash Handling are similarly competent 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. 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. On average, Cashiers make $20K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Cashier with more than 20 years of experience can earn $21K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Professionals in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago — the three largest American cities — enjoy a comfortable lifestyle with compensation above the national average. In Atlanta, salaries are 5 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Antonio and Philadelphia (5 percent less).

Cashier Reviews

What is it like working as a Cashier?

Cashier in Flagstaff:
"Underrated job."
Pros: Helping customers and communicating with the store and corporate offices to give customer satisfaction.
Cons: Inability to provide customers with best customer service due to lack of training.

Cashier in Ontario:
"Busy."
Pros: I get discounts on items. The people I work with are nice most of the time. I get to meet new people.
Cons: I have a lot of responsabilities and don't get compinsated fairly.

Cashier in Rochester:
Pros: I don't actually like my job, but I can say that I do whatever I can to make sure my job is done every day.
Cons: There's not enough work to do at a gas station.

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Experience Affects Cashier Salaries




National Average
$18,000


Skills That Affect Cashier Salaries



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

Mathematica
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Cleaning
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Food Preparation
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1643 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 27% dental benefits Dental: 20%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 70%
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