Head Cashier Salary

The average Head Cashier in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $11.37 per hour. Compensation ranges from $8.89 per hour on the lower end to $14.79 on the higher end. In the world of Head Cashiers, overall income ranges from $19K near the bottom to $32K at the top; this can include more than $3K from bonuses and more than $1K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though career duration and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Some workers in this field — more than two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by close to one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by a little less than one-half. Most Head Cashiers survey respondents are women (79 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$17,030 - $55,234
$17K
$31K
$55K
MEDIAN: $30,805
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$8.89 - $14.79
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MEDIAN: $11.37
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National Salary 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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$17,030 - $55,234  
   
Bonus
$75.50 - $2,993  
Profit Sharing
$86.56 - $970  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,216  
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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$18,644 - $32,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.89 - $14.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.67  
Overtime
$12.07 - $22.71  
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$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$75.50 - $2,993  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,216  
Profit Sharing
$86.56 - $970  
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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$18,644 - $32,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 691

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Head Cashier


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Though not the most common occurrence, Head Cashiers sometimes become Customer Service Managers, where the average income is $46K per year. The most common career progression for Head Cashiers leads to becoming a Retail Store Manager, where average pay is $41K annually. However, many Head Cashiers also opt to become Bank Tellers. Typically, a Bank Teller brings home $22K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Head Cashier


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Head Cashiers include The Home Depot Inc., Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Lowe's Companies, Inc, CVS / Pharmacy, and Barnes & Noble, Inc. Salary cannot be beat at Lowe's Companies, Inc, where median pay comes to $28K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $21K, and the higher end is not far away at $31K. Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Sprouts Farmers Market LLC, and Sprouts are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Head Cashiers earning around $28K, $26K, or $24K at each firm, respectively.

The Home Depot Inc., Harbor Freight Tools, and CVS / Pharmacy are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($23K, $23K, and $24K respectively).

Popular Skills for Head Cashier


Head Cashiers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Customer Relations, People Management, Customer Service, and Cash Handling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Relationship Management. The majority of those who know 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.


Head Cashiers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $23K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $25K. On average, Head Cashiers make $27K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Head Cashiers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $29K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $24,203

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Head Cashiers, working in the bustling city of Atlanta has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Head Cashiers will also find cushy salaries in Sacramento (+9 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 19 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Cincinnati and New York (5 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Head Cashier

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 112 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Head Cashier Salaries

▲18%

▲11%

▲5%

National Average
$24,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Head Cashier Salaries





Training
▼0%

National Average
$24,000

Operations Management
▼3%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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