Median pay for Cashiers in the United States is around $8.97 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $7.47 per hour and $11.57. In the world of Cashiers, overall income ranges from $16K near the bottom to $25K at the top; this can include more than $1K from bonuses and more than $2K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but geography and experience level are influential factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to roughly a fourth, and just under a fifth earn dental coverage. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Cashiers making up 74 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$11,832 - $42,056
(Median)
$12K
$20K
$42K
MEDIAN: $20,024
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$7.47 - $11.57
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$7
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$11,832 - $42,056  
   
Bonus
$20.35 - $1,218  
Profit Sharing
$20.25 - $1,505  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,161  
Total Pay (?
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$15,526 - $25,053  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 477
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.47 - $11.57  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $2.90  
Overtime
$5.05 - $18.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$20.35 - $1,218  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,161  
Profit Sharing
$20.25 - $1,505  
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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$15,526 - $25,053  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18,529
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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 $56K annually. Certified Nurse Assistants or Customer Service Representatives are common next-step roles for Cashiers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Certified Nurse Assistants is $4K higher on average, and it's $10K higher for Customer Service Representatives.

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Cashiers fill the offices of leading firms Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, The Kroger Company, The Home Depot Inc., Target Corporation, and Dollar Tree Stores Inc. Pay for Cashiers is best at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., which offers a median salary of $22K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $19K to $26K. Sam's Club, The Home Depot Inc., and Safeway, Inc. also offer top salaries for Cashiers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $21K, $21K, and $20K, respectively.

Dollar Tree Stores Inc offers the least pay with a median salary of $17K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $19K. Employees at Burger King Corporation, The Kroger Company, and Chick-Fil-A Inc can also expect below-average earnings of $17K.

Popular Skills for Cashier


Cashiers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Accounting, Customer Relationship Management, Microsoft Word, and Customer Service Metrics are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Cash Handling and Retail.

Pay by Experience Level for Cashier

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


Cashiers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $18K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $20K. Cashiers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $21K. Cashiers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $18,797

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Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Cashiers, 12 percent above the national average. Cashiers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+9 percent), Austin (+7 percent), Las Vegas (+3 percent), and San Antonio (+3 percent). Trailing the national average by 7 percent, Charlotte is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and Philadelphia (6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Cashier Reviews

What is it like working as a Cashier?

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.

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Experience Affects Cashier Salaries




National Average
$19,000


Skills That Affect Cashier Salaries

Microsoft Word
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Accounting
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Spanish Language
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Customer Service Metrics
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Customer Service
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Retail
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Customer Relations
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Computer Service
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National Average
$19,000

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 1963 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%
medical benefits
Vision: 16%
dental benefits
None: 72%
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