Head Cashier Salary

Median pay for Head Cashiers in the United States is around $10.76 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $8.55 per hour, and the top verges on $14.59. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $900 and $1K, respectively — total cash payment to Head Cashiers can bottom out near $18K or peak near $32K depending on individual performance. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and experience level are driving factors as well. Although more than two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, over one-half do enjoy medical insurance, and just over two-fifths get dental coverage, too. Most Head Cashiers survey respondents are women (76 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,013 - $43,998

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$8.55 - $14.59

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,013 - $43,998  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $900  
Profit Sharing
$49.55 - $986  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,987  
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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$18,116 - $31,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.55 - $14.59  
   
Overtime
$10.53 - $23.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $900  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,987  
Profit Sharing
$49.55 - $986  
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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$18,116 - $31,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 672
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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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Retail Store Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $40K per year. The most common career progression for Head Cashiers leads to becoming a Bank Teller, where pay is typically $22K. However, many Head Cashiers also opt to become Retail Store Assistant Managers, a position that pays $32K on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Head Cashier


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Head Cashiers include Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., The Home Depot Inc., Lowe's Companies, Inc, Barnes & Noble, Inc., and CVS / Pharmacy. Although the highest salaries can be found at Lowe's Companies, Inc where median pay is $26K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $19K and $30K.

The lowest salaries can be found at Barnes & Noble, Inc. — median pay is $19K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $17K and only reaching $21K.

Popular Skills for Head Cashier


Head Cashiers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Training, Cash Handling, People Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $22K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $24K. On average, Head Cashiers make $25K following one to two decades on the job. Head Cashiers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $27K.

Pay Difference by 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 Houston (+14 percent) and Sacramento (+12 percent). Trailing the national average by 15 percent, Austin is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Head Cashier Salaries




National Average
$23,000


Skills That Affect Head Cashier Salaries

Training
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Cash Handling
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People Management
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Customer Service
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Operations Management
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National Average
$23,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 42%
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