Head Cashier Salary (United States)

The average Head Cashier in the United States earns approximately $10.55 per hour. Pay ranges from $8.09 per hour on the low end to $14.38 on the higher side. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though tenure and geographic location have a (lesser) impact as well. Health benefits are not claimed by all—43 percent lack any form of coverage—but more than half have medical insurance, and 44 percent have dental, too. Most Head Cashiers are women (77 percent). Most Head Cashiers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Head Cashier Salary (?
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$15,753 - $46,152
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MEDIAN: $32,069
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Head Cashier Salary (?
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$8.09 - $14.38
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$15,753 - $46,152  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,010  
Profit Sharing
$48.25 - $981  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,043  
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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$17,038 - $31,616  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.09 - $14.38  
   
Overtime
$11.12 - $22.47  
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 - $1,010  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,043  
Profit Sharing
$48.25 - $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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$17,038 - $31,616  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 646
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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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For Head Cashiers, career advancement usually has a positive, and rather large, impact on pay. Approaching the top of the pay scale, a Retail Store Manager will earn $17,615 more than someone not as far along in their career. A Head Cashier may also move into a role as a Bank Teller or a Retail Store Assistant Manager.

Head Cashier Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Head Cashier

Salary cannot be beat at Lowe's Companies, Inc, where median pay comes to $28,441. Salary range is somewhat confined, however, with base pay starting at $19,118 and ending at $31K.
With a median salary of $21,506, CVS / Pharmacy provides Head Cashiers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $28K, limiting employee salary growth. Other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include The Home Depot Inc. ($22,788) and Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. ($24,589).

Popular Skills for Head Cashier

Survey takers who work as Head Cashiers typically report just a few professional skills. Mastery of Training, Cash Handling, and Customer Service skills often translates to an increase in salary: 8 percent, 5 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. 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.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. Starting out, salaries are typically $21K, which grows to $24K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $24K. Though salary increases are not as strong, pay continues to grow slightly for Head Cashiers after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $26K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 17 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, most land within it.

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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National Average
$23,000
Austin
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For Head Cashiers, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate.

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Experience Affects Head Cashier Salaries

National Average
$23,000

Skills That Affect Head Cashier Salaries

Customer Service
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National Average
$23,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 43%
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