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Head Cashier Salary

Head Cashiers in the United States can expect wages of $10.72 per hour on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $8.34 per hour, and the top verges on $14.60. Total cash compensation for Head Cashiers runs from $18K to $32K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $1K and profit sharing that can reach almost $800. While the particular city and tenure impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Work is enjoyable for Head Cashiers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although approximately two in five lack health benefits of any kind, just over a half do enjoy medical insurance, and just under a half get dental coverage, too. Most Head Cashiers survey respondents are women (78 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$18,581 - $42,500
(Median)
$19K
$31K
$42K
MEDIAN: $31,312
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$8.34 - $14.60
(Median)
$8
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary 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$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$18,581 - $42,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $998  
Profit Sharing
$37.50 - $800  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,020  
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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$17,691 - $31,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.34 - $14.60  
   
Overtime
$11.08 - $23.79  
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 - $998  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,020  
Profit Sharing
$37.50 - $800  
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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$17,691 - $31,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 633

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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 Retail Store Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Retail Store Managers earn $40K per year. Going from Head Cashier to Bank Teller is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Bank Tellers is $22K. Many others choose to work as Retail Store Assistant Managers, where pay is typically $32K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Head Cashier


Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., The Home Depot Inc., Lowe's Companies, Inc, Barnes & Noble, Inc., and CVS / Pharmacy are among the top companies that take on many Head Cashiers. Salary cannot be beat at Lowe's Companies, Inc, where median pay comes to $25K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $19K, and the higher end is not far away at $30K.

Employees at Barnes & Noble, Inc. take home the smallest paychecks, and $18K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $15K and quickly nearing the top at only $21K.

Popular Skills for Head Cashier


Survey takers who work as Head Cashiers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Training, Cash Handling, Customer Service, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include People 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.


For Head Cashiers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $21K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $24K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $25K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Head Cashier generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $28K.

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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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Customer Service
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National Average
$23,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 41%