Cashier Salary (United States)

A Cashier earns an average wage of $8.26 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Cashier Total Pay (?
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$11,909 - $41,238
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MEDIAN: $23,601
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Cashier Total Pay (?
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$7.29 - $10.78
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$11,909 - $41,238  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $487.40  
Profit Sharing
$27.18 - $1,197  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,179  
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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$15,186 - $23,820  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 9,308
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.29 - $10.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.08 - $2.58  
Overtime
$3.29 - $17.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $487.40  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,179  
Profit Sharing
$27.18 - $1,197  
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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$15,186 - $23,820  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 9,308
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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.

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Pay Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Cashier Salaries

National Average
$17,000

Skills That Affect Cashier Salaries

Microsoft Word
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Customer Service Metrics
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Customer Relations
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Computer Service
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Customer Service
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$17,000
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Food Preparation
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

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