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Retail Cashier Salary

Retail Cashiers in the United States take home an average $8.48 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $607.0673215861926 and $2K, respectively — total cash payment to Retail Cashiers can bottom out near $15K or peak near $24K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Medical benefits are awarded to just under one in three, and just under a fourth earn dental coverage. Female Retail Cashiers make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Most Retail Cashiers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$14,838 - $39,753
(Median)
$15K
$23K
$40K
MEDIAN: $23,421
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$7.39 - $11.21
(Median)
$7
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$11
MEDIAN: $8.00
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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$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,838 - $39,753  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $607  
Profit Sharing
$30.91 - $1,957  
Commission
$0.00 - $4,950  
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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$15,430 - $24,290  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate 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$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.39 - $11.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.06 - $3.24  
Overtime
$4.93 - $18.03  
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.
)
$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $607  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,950  
Profit Sharing
$30.91 - $1,957  
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).
)
$15,430 - $24,290  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,266
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Job Description for Retail Cashier

A retail cashier is an individual who typically works for a store or restaurant. Retail cashiers are responsible for working the cash register and ringing up customers' orders. They must be able to manage and understand how to work a cash register quickly and efficiently without making mistakes. While the job is neither very physically nor mentally demanding, the cashier may be expected to be on his or her feet for long periods of time and must be able to remember how to ring up various items. The retail cashier's work is generally done indoors in a shop or restaurant. The cashier is held accountable to the manager at all times. Often, cashiers will work with many other co-workers in order to ensure the most efficient and best possible experience for the customer.

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Retail Cashier Tasks

  • Collect customer information and enter it into the appropriate repository.
  • Answer questions, provide information, and resolve complaints.
  • Accept customer payment, and answer questions about billing.
  • Organize and clean cashier area.

Common Career Paths for Retail Cashier


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There are some Retail Cashiers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Registered Nurses, where earnings are an average $55K annually. Retail Cashiers typically move into roles as Retail Store Assistant Managers or Customer Service Representatives, and those positions pay $14K more and $11K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Retail Cashier


Retail Cashiers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Customer Service, Retail, Computer Service, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Customer Service also know Cash Handling and Customer Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Cashier

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


Retail Cashiers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $17K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $19K. Retail Cashiers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $20K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Retail Cashier generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $21K.

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Experience Affects Retail Cashier Salaries




National Average
$18,000


Skills That Affect Retail Cashier Salaries

Customer Service
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Sales
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Computer Service
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National Average
$18,000

Cash Handling
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Customer Relations
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 197 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 31% dental benefits Dental: 22%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 66%