Earnings for Head Cashiers in the United States come in at around $11.25 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.87 per hour to $14.63. Total cash earnings of Head Cashiers range from $19K on the low end to $32K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $3K and $1K, respectively. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but the company and tenure are influential factors as well. The majority of Head Cashiers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although one-half have medical coverage and slightly less than half have dental coverage, more than two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Head Cashiers making up 78 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$16,800 - $56,000
(Median)
$17K
$31K
$56K
MEDIAN: $30,805
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$8.87 - $14.63
(Median)
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$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$16,800 - $56,000  
   
Bonus
$74.50 - $2,959  
Profit Sharing
$82.21 - $1,021  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,237  
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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$18,622 - $31,529  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.87 - $14.63  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.68  
Overtime
$12.15 - $22.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$74.50 - $2,959  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,237  
Profit Sharing
$82.21 - $1,021  
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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$18,622 - $31,529  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 675
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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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Though some Head Cashiers move into positions like Customer Service Manager (where the average salary is $46K), this progression is not the norm. A Retail Store Manager role is the most common promotion for Head Cashiers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $41K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Head Cashiers is a Bank Teller position, where earnings are usually $22K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Head Cashier


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Head Cashiers include The Home Depot Inc., Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Lowe's Companies, Inc, CVS / Pharmacy, and Barnes & Noble, Inc. 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 $21K. Other big spenders include Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Sprouts, and CVS / Pharmacy, top-paying firms where Head Cashiers see paychecks nearing $28K, $24K, or $24K.

Workers at The Home Depot Inc., Harbor Freight Tools, and CVS / Pharmacy also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $23K, $23K, and $24K respectively.

Popular Skills for Head Cashier


Survey results imply that Head Cashiers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Customer Relations, People Management, Customer Service, and Cash Handling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Relationship Management. Most people who know 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $23K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $25K. Head Cashiers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $26K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Head Cashiers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $28K.

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Experience Affects Head Cashier Salaries




National Average
$24,000


Skills That Affect Head Cashier Salaries


People Management
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Cash Handling
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Customer Service
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Training
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National Average
$24,000

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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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