Head Cashier Salary

The average Head Cashier in the United States earns approximately $10.83 per hour. Compensation ranges from $8.65 per hour on the lower end to $14.50 on the higher end. Total cash compensation to Head Cashiers bottoms out near $18K and approaches $31K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $606.7822114136762 from bonuses and almost $1K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though the company and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Head Cashiers. 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. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Head Cashiers making up 77 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,134 - $46,152
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$46K
MEDIAN: $30,901
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$8.65 - $14.50
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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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Advancing into a Retail Store Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Head Cashiers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $40K per year. Given that the median pay is $22K, it may be surprising to find that a Bank Teller is the most common role for Head Cashiers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Retail Store Assistant Manager role — which pays $32K — is also typical for Head Cashiers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Head Cashier


Dominating the field, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., The Home Depot Inc., Lowe's Companies, Inc, Barnes & Noble, Inc., and CVS / Pharmacy are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Head Cashiers. 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 $20K and $30K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. at $26K, CVS / Pharmacy at $24K, and Sprouts, where Head Cashiers annually earn $24K.

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 $18K and only reaching $23K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include The Home Depot Inc. at $22K, Harbor Freight Tools at $22K, and Sprouts, where $24K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Head Cashier


Survey results imply that Head Cashiers put a diverse skill set to use. Fortunate workers who know Customer Relations command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $22K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $25K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Head Cashiers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $26K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $27K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,140

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

For those looking to make money, Head Cashiers in Atlanta enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 44 percent above the national average. Head Cashiers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+14 percent) and Sacramento (+14 percent). Austin is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in New York and Cincinnati (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
up arrow 1%

People Management
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Customer Service
0%

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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