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Retail Cashier Salary

Earnings for Retail Cashiers in the United States come in at around $8.49 per hour on average. With some bonuses approaching $581.7480063395452 and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $2K, overall incomes of Retail Cashiers spread between $15K and $25K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by experience level, but the company and location are influential factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to about a third, and just under a fourth earn dental coverage. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Retail Cashiers making up 74 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14,838 - $39,753
(Median)
$15K
$21K
$40K
MEDIAN: $20,614
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$7.41 - $11.37
(Median)
$7
$8
$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 - $582  
Profit Sharing
$30.30 - $1,825  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,521  
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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$15,474 - $24,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.41 - $11.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.06 - $8.70  
Overtime
$3.32 - $17.88  
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$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $582  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,521  
Profit Sharing
$30.30 - $1,825  
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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$15,474 - $24,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,059

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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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Retail Cashiers who advance into the role of a Registered Nurse are fairly uncommon. Registered Nurses on average earn $55K per year. A common career progression for a Retail Cashier is to become a Retail Store Assistant Manager or a Customer Service Representative. Compared to Retail Cashiers, the first group earns $14K more on average, and the second group earns $11K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Cashier


The Home Depot Inc. pays the most with a median salary of $19K, though there is little variation overall ($17K to $26K).

Dollar Tree Stores Inc offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $17K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $15K to $20K.

Popular Skills for Retail Cashier


Retail Cashiers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Customer Service, Retail, Sales, and Computer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of 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.


For Retail Cashiers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $17K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $19K on average. Retail Cashiers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $19K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Retail Cashiers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $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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Cash Handling
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National Average
$18,000

Customer Relations
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 187 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 32% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 65%