Entry-Level Cashier Salary

An Entry-Level Cashier earns an average wage of $8.30 per hour.

$11,863 - $37,704

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$7.30 - $10.15

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$11,863 - $37,704  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $394.66  
Profit Sharing
$19.93 - $961  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,169  
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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$15,201 - $21,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 234
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.30 - $10.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.08 - $2.52  
Overtime
$2.06 - $15.88  
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 - $394.66  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,169  
Profit Sharing
$19.93 - $961  
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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$15,201 - $21,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 9,584
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Cashier Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Cashier in Austin:
"No your customer."
In customer service at a grocery store learn your customers. The more you learn about the more opportunities they'll offer you. Customers like that a cashier takes some interest in their day to day lives. When you know the items they purchase most often, it gives you the ability to remind them of items they might have forgotten. The more you no about them the more they feel appreciated. They won't forget you and will always ask for you. Learn their names, learn their career, and learn what they value. Often they will pay it forward by telling your boss, supervisor, lead, or whoever. That they value you and would like to see you achieve more success.

Cashier in Seattle:
"Seek early promotion."
Seek early promotion. Staying in that position for more that 6 months is not recommended.

Cashier in Dunnellon:
"Like people."
You better like working with the public, get use to being screamed at, called names and also hit on, degraded and yes then you have the nice ones.That also helps you to stay. Hard work, heavy lifting, bending, standing. Think about what you could do with your life beside being a cashier. Oh yea you might get a bonus , but don't count on it, because we don't always get one. Most are only hiring part time so no health, or other coverage. Some might offer 10% discount, but not on food or clearance depending on where you work. Don't always count on a manager saying thank you your doing a great job. Hope some places do, most done.Stress well all I can say is look out..

Cashier in Friendswood:
"That It Is Harder Than It Looks."
Hang in there. The customer is always right. Everyday can bring a headache but for those few diamond in the rough customers that shine through and make your day worth it, you gotta keep going.

Cashier in Millis:
"More Work For Less Pay."
Find out exactly what all of your job duties are, before you agree on a salary. Realize before going in that working with the public is a very difficult and stressful job, especially when the customer is always right.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Cashier Salaries

Accounting
up arrow 7%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 5%

Spanish Language
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Customer Service Metrics
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Computer Service
up arrow 2%

Cash Handling
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Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Retail
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Customer Relations
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Sales
0%

Mathematica
0%

National Average
$17,000

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Food Preparation
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1209 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 23% dental benefits Dental: 16%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 75%
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