Retail Cashier Salary

Pay for Retail Cashiers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $9.62 per hour. Pay ranges from $7.80 per hour on the low end to $12.64 on the high end. The particular firm is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and tenure are driving factors as well. Nearly one in four report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a little less than one-fifth collect dental insurance. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Most Retail Cashiers survey respondents are women (72 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$12,027 - $51,373
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$24K
$51K
MEDIAN: $23,620
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$7.80 - $12.64
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$0$51K
Salary $12,027 - $51,373
Bonus $9.70 - $1,036
Profit Sharing $485.00
Commission $0.00 - $2,000
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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$16,221 - $27,545
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 20
Hourly Data $0$21
Hourly Rate $7.80 - $12.64
Hourly Tips $0.19
Overtime $3.55 - $21.59
Annual Data $0$27K
Bonus $9.70 - $1,036
Commission $0.00 - $2,000
Profit Sharing $485.00
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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$16,221 - $27,545
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 610

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Job Description for Retail Cashier

A retail cashier operates a cash register at a retail store. Under the supervision of a store manager, a retail cashier will provide customer service to customers by completing all assigned tasks with great attention to detail and timeliness. This individual might have the responsibility of promoting company programs, including loyalty participation, warranty sales, and credit card enrollment. Therefore, this person may need to maintain awareness of current promotions and advertisements. The responsibilities of this position can include greeting patrons, answering phone calls, following policies and procedures, researching special-order products, and stocking different goods. This individual can be expected to assist with tagging, cleaning, stocking items. The individual is often expected to be a team player.

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Retail Cashier Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Retail Cashier


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Retail Cashiers who go on to become Registered Nurses may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Registered Nurses is $56K annually. More often than not, a Cashier role is the next step for Retail Cashiers moving up in the field. Pay for Cashiers is usually $18K. Many Retail Cashiers choose to take on a Retail Store Assistant Manager role instead, where salaries are typically $32K.

Retail Cashier Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Cashier


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Target Corporation, Dollar Tree Stores Inc, Walgreen Co., and Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. are among the top companies that take on many Retail Cashiers. Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $24K. Retail Cashiers will also find cushy salaries at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (+$23K), Target Corporation (+$20K), and CVS / Pharmacy (+$20K).

Dollar Tree Stores Inc, Walgreen Co., and Kohl's Department Stores Inc are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($17K, $17K, and $18K respectively).

Popular Skills for Retail Cashier


Retail Cashiers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Sales, Customer Relations, Retail, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cleaning and Computer Service. The majority of those who know Cash Handling also know Retail and Customer Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Cashier

Pay by Experience for a Retail Cashier has a positive trend. An entry-level Retail Cashier with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $19,000 based on 401 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Retail Cashier with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 150 salaries. An experienced Retail Cashier which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 117 salaries. A Retail Cashier with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 32 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $20,171

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Diego offers some of the highest pay in the country for Retail Cashiers, 8 percent above the national average. Retail Cashiers will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+5 percent), Denver (+3 percent), Los Angeles (+2 percent), and Dallas (+2 percent). In Albuquerque, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Houston (7 percent lower) and Chicago (4 percent lower).

Retail Cashier Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Retail Cashier?

Retail Cashier in Niles:
"Mostly the commission."
Pros: Its super laid back I manage the store by myself for 2 days out of the 6 days I work for 10 hours ...but mainly commission because that's what's motivates me to sell more.
Cons: The amount of hours I work of my hourly rate.

Retail Cashier in Bethany:
Pros: The ease of processing textbook and clothing orders, a familiar atmosphere and steady job.
Cons: In my location we are understaffed, and I have been in the same position for two years now with no advancement and no raises. I am heavily depended on to keep this place running.

Retail Cashier in Pasadena:
"It is challenging, and keeps you on your toes."
Pros: Getting to meet different cultures. There is a wide diversity of people and I love to see what they buy .
Cons: Using paper bags , and people bringing their own bags.

Retail Cashier in Pearl:
"How I went from a teacher to a minimum wage worker."
Pros: The attitudes are great. The people I work for expect a lot so I do best to above and beyond.
Cons: The money. I don't make enough to pay the bills.

Retail Cashier in San Francisco:
"Nice boss."
Pros: My boss is very nice and the job is close to my house.
Cons: It is very boring and I don't have much responsibility.

Retail Cashier in Loveland:
"Idk bruh."
Pros: Employee discount. Nice office conditions. Diversity.
Cons: Work flexibility. Rude customers.

Retail Cashier in Atlantic Highlands:
Pros: Nothing is good..owner is like FBI agent and other employee too are like that..the other they don't work they just come over there Stan do nothing ..this is I who do all the sweeping, mopingg, vaccum xlenong, clenong grill... And the fucking owner still want me to do more...and he can't say anything to other employee like to do those things or at least they can help me..
Cons: The owner is charging so much from the customers almost double the price..feeling sorry for the customers..and paying so less to employees..ass hole..surly will go to hell...

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Key Stats for Retail Cashier

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Retail Cashier Salaries

▲6%

▲4%

▲4%

National Average
$20,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Retail Cashier Salaries

▼0%

Customer Relations
▼0%

National Average
$20,000


Retail
▼1%



Cleaning
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 72%
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