Head Cashier Salary

Head Cashiers in the United States take home approximately $10.83 per hour on average. Lower pay rates hover around $8.65 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $14.50. Cash earnings for Head Cashiers — including $606.7822114136762 in bonuses and $1K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $18K to $31K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by the company and experience level. While some workers in this profession — more than two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, roughly one-half do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. Most Head Cashiers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most Head Cashiers survey respondents are women (77 percent). The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,134 - $46,152
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$20K
$31K
$46K
MEDIAN: $30,901
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$8.65 - $14.50
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MEDIAN: $10
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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$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$20,134 - $46,152  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $607  
Profit Sharing
$49.78 - $981  
Commission
$0.00 - $206.08  
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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$18,148 - $31,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.65 - $14.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.40  
Overtime
$8.96 - $22.88  
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$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $607  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $206.08  
Profit Sharing
$49.78 - $981  
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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$18,148 - $31,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 764
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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 who move on to become Retail Store Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Retail Store Managers get paid an average of $40K per year. Head Cashiers go on to become Bank Tellers more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $22K. Head Cashiers who move into a Retail Store Assistant Manager role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $32K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Head Cashier


Head Cashiers fill the offices of leading firms Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., The Home Depot Inc., Lowe's Companies, Inc, Barnes & Noble, Inc., and CVS / Pharmacy. Employees at Lowe's Companies, Inc enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $26K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $20K and higher ones not far away at only $30K. Head Cashiers can also look forward to large paychecks at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. ($26K), CVS / Pharmacy ($24K), and Sprouts ($24K).

With a median salary of $19K, Barnes & Noble, Inc. provides Head Cashiers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $23K, limiting employee salary growth. The Home Depot Inc., Harbor Freight Tools and Sprouts are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $22K, $22K, and $24K.

Popular Skills for Head Cashier


Survey results show that Head Cashiers use a fair number of skills. Fortunate workers who know Customer Relations command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. 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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $22K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $25K. On average, Head Cashiers make $26K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $27K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,140

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

Atlanta offers some of the highest pay in the country for Head Cashiers, 44 percent above the national average. Head Cashiers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+14 percent) and Sacramento (+14 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Austin is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. New York and Cincinnati are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 4 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Head Cashier Salaries




National Average
$23,000


Skills That Affect Head Cashier Salaries

Customer Relations
up arrow 25%

Operations Management
up arrow 2%

Cash Handling
up arrow 1%

Training
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People Management
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Customer Service
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National Average
$23,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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