Head Cashier Salary

An average Head Cashier in the United States can expect to take home roughly $10.77 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $8.53 per hour and $14.62. In the world of Head Cashiers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $880.8426652875074 from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $800 from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $18K and $32K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Just over two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a little more than half report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. For the most part, Head Cashiers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Head Cashiers making up 76 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$19,421 - $43,998
(Median)
$19K
$31K
$44K
MEDIAN: $31,312
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$8.53 - $14.62
(Median)
$8
$11
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,421 - $43,998  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $881  
Profit Sharing
$49.43 - $800  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,007  
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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$18,064 - $31,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.53 - $14.62  
   
Overtime
$10.94 - $23.84  
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 - $881  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,007  
Profit Sharing
$49.43 - $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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$18,064 - $31,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 663
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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. A Bank Teller role is the most common promotion for Head Cashiers moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $22K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Head Cashiers is a Retail Store Assistant Manager position, where earnings are usually $32K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Head Cashier


Many Head Cashiers can be found at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., The Home Depot Inc., Lowe's Companies, Inc, Barnes & Noble, Inc., and CVS / Pharmacy, firms that are at the top of the field. With a median salary of $25K, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. offers Head Cashiers the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $21K and are capped at $32K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $15K to just $21K — but Barnes & Noble, Inc. offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $18K.

Popular Skills for Head Cashier


Head Cashiers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Training, Cash Handling, Customer Service, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $22K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary 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


With a pay rate for Head Cashiers that is 58 percent greater than the national average, Atlanta offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Head Cashiers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+14 percent) and Sacramento (+12 percent). Falling short of the national average by 15 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Austin.

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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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Customer Service
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People Management
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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 124 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 42%
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