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Head Cashier Salary

Head Cashiers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $10.74 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $8.49 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $14.64. Overall cash earnings for Head Cashiers stretch from $18K on the lower end to $32K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $1K from bonuses and $800 from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but the particular city and tenure are influential factors as well. Most Head Cashiers survey respondents are women (77 percent). For the most part, Head Cashiers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — more than two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,487 - $43,631
(Median)
$19K
$32K
$44K
MEDIAN: $31,652
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$8.49 - $14.64
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary 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$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,487 - $43,631  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $999  
Profit Sharing
$49.13 - $800  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,020  
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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$17,952 - $31,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.49 - $14.64  
   
Overtime
$11.19 - $23.90  
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 - $999  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,020  
Profit Sharing
$49.13 - $800  
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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$17,952 - $31,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 640

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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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Many Head Cashiers move into a Retail Store Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $40K per year. Becoming a Bank Teller is, more often than not, the most common role that Head Cashiers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Bank Teller is $22K. Another frequent advance is for Head Cashiers to assume a Retail Store Assistant Manager role; in this role, workers often take home $32K.

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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 $25K, 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 $18K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $15K and only reaching $21K.

Popular Skills for Head Cashier


Head Cashiers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Training, Cash Handling, People Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Cash Handling are similarly competent in Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Head Cashier

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Head Cashiers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $22K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $24K. Head Cashiers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $25K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $28K.

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Experience Affects Head Cashier Salaries




National Average
$23,000


Skills That Affect Head Cashier Salaries


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National Average
$23,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
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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