Head Cashier Salary

The average Head Cashier in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $11.43 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $8.89 per hour, and the top verges on $14.88. Total cash compensation to Head Cashiers bottoms out near $19K and approaches $32K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $3K from bonuses and almost $1K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience and the individual firm. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. More than two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, around half report medical coverage and slightly less than one-half claim dental coverage as well. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Head Cashiers making up 79 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$15,600 - $57,767
$16K
$33K
$58K
MEDIAN: $33,039
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$8.89 - $14.88
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$11
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MEDIAN: $11.43
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$15,600 - $57,767  
   
Bonus
$74.50 - $2,936  
Profit Sharing
$53.11 - $979  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,995  
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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$18,664 - $32,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.89 - $14.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.67  
Overtime
$12.34 - $22.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$74.50 - $2,936  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,995  
Profit Sharing
$53.11 - $979  
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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$18,664 - $32,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 664

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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 it's uncommon, some Head Cashiers move into roles as Customer Service Managers, where pay is an average $46K per year. Going from Head Cashier to Retail Store Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $41K. Many others choose to work as Bank Tellers, where pay is typically $22K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Head Cashier


The Home Depot Inc., Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Lowe's Companies, Inc, CVS / Pharmacy, and Sprouts are top-notch employers for Head Cashiers in this area. Lowe's Companies, Inc offers the best pay with a median salary of $28K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $21K and maxing out at just $31K. Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Sprouts Farmers Market LLC, and Sprouts also offer top salaries for Head Cashiers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $28K, $26K, and $25K, respectively.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Barnes & Noble, Inc. ($23K), The Home Depot Inc. ($23K), and CVS / Pharmacy ($24K).

Popular Skills for Head Cashier


Survey results suggest that Head Cashiers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Customer Relations, People Management, Customer Service, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Relationship Management and Operations Management. Most people familiar with Cash Handling also know Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Head Cashier

Pay by Experience for a Head Cashier has a positive trend. An entry-level Head Cashier with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 412 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Head Cashier with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 187 salaries. An experienced Head Cashier which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 146 salaries. A Head Cashier with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 54 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $24,277

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

With a pay rate for Head Cashiers that is 8 percent greater than the national average, Sacramento offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. In Austin, salaries are 19 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Houston and Atlanta (10 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 107 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Head Cashier Salaries

▲21%

▲12%

▲5%

National Average
$24,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Head Cashier Salaries




▲1%

Cash Handling
▼0%

National Average
$24,000

Operations Management
▼3%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 44%