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Head Cashier Salary (United States)

Head Cashiers in the United States usually make around $10.55 per hour. Pay ranges from $8.09 per hour on the low end to $14.38 on the high end. Overall incomes of Head Cashiers generally bottom out at around $17K and peak near $32K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $1K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by career length and geography. Just over two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a little over a half report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. Most Head Cashiers are women (77 percent). The majority of Head Cashiers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Head Cashier Salary (?
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$15,753 - $46,152
(Median)
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32K
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MEDIAN: $32,069
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Head Cashier Salary (?
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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$8.09 - $14.38
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$15,753 - $46,152  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,010  
Profit Sharing
$48.25 - $981  
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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$17,038 - $31,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.09 - $14.38  
   
Overtime
$11.12 - $22.47  
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 - $1,010  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,043  
Profit Sharing
$48.25 - $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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$17,038 - $31,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 646
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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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For Head Cashiers who go on to become Retail Store Managers, career advancement usually has a positive, and rather large, impact on pay. A Retail Store Manager earns $40K annually on average. It is not uncommon for a Head Cashier to continue on to become a Bank Teller or a Retail Store Assistant Manager.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Head Cashier

Head Cashiers in search of the best pay head to Lowe's Companies, Inc, where the median salary rolls in at $28K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $31K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $19K.
CVS / Pharmacy offers the least pay with a median salary of $22K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $28K. Also approaching the lower end is The Home Depot Inc.

Popular Skills for Head Cashier

Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Head Cashiers who took the survey. Mastery of Training, Cash Handling, and Customer Service skills often translates to an increase in salary: 8 percent, 5 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those familiar with Cash Handling also tend to know Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Head Cashier

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Head Cashiers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $21K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $24K. Head Cashiers bring in $24K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $26K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience — of those surveyed, most land within this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one in six of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent.

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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National Average
$23,000
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For those looking to make money, Head Cashiers in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 19 percent above the national average.

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Experience Affects Head Cashier Salaries

National Average
$23,000

Skills That Affect Head Cashier Salaries

Customer Service
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National Average
$23,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 43%