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Head Cashier Salary

Average Head Cashiers in the United States make around $10.70 per hour. Compensation ranges between $8.17 per hour and $14.57. Total cash compensation to Head Cashiers ranges from $17K on the lower end to $32K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $1K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though the particular city and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Although close to two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and a little less than half get dental coverage, too. Female Head Cashiers make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. Most Head Cashiers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$15,543 - $44,839
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MEDIAN: $32,848
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$15,543 - $44,839  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $995  
Profit Sharing
$48.37 - $979  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,043  
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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$17,209 - $31,856  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.17 - $14.57  
   
Overtime
$11.33 - $22.99  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $995  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,043  
Profit Sharing
$48.37 - $979  
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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$17,209 - $31,856  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 637
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Job Description for Head Cashier

Head cashiers are typically responsible for overseeing a team of cashiers in their organization. This often includes training, monitoring, hiring/firing, and assistance with issues that may arise over the course of the cashiers' shifts. Head cashiers must also monitor doors and exits, help prevent loss from theft, and assist customers. In most cases, head cashiers are hired in large business where there are multiple cashiers or checkout lanes available.

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Head Cashier Tasks

  • Perform duties such as accessing the cash safe to balance register drawers and voiding mistakes in ringing up items.
  • Help train new employees how to use the register and the correct procedures to follow.
  • Provide customer service, ring up items at the cash register, and handle customer payments.

Common Career Paths for Head Cashier


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Head Cashiers often transition into upper level Retail Store Manager positions, where pay tends to be much higher. On average, Retail Store Managers earn $40K per year. Becoming a Bank Teller or a Retail Store Assistant Manager is often the next step for a Head Cashier.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Head Cashier


Known for taking on a considerable number of Head Cashiers, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., The Home Depot Inc., Lowe's Companies, Inc, CVS / Pharmacy, and Barnes & Noble, Inc. are leading firms in the industry. Although salaries only range from $18K to just $31K, Lowe's Companies, Inc still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $28K.

Head Cashiers will find the worst pay at Barnes & Noble, Inc., where the median salary crawls in at $18K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $21K, leaving little room for growth.

Popular Skills for Head Cashier


Head Cashiers note just a narrow range of job skills. Training and Cash Handling are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Most people familiar with Cash Handling also know Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Head Cashier

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


For Head Cashiers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $21K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $24K. For Head Cashiers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $25K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Head Cashier generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $27K.

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Experience Affects Head Cashier Salaries




National Average
$23,000


Skills That Affect Head Cashier Salaries


Cash Handling
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National Average
$23,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 41%