Retail Cashier Salary

The average Retail Cashier in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $8.58 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $7.43 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $11.56. While tenure and the specific company impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to about one in three, and one in four earn dental coverage. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Retail Cashiers making up 74 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$15,513 - $37,313

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$7.43 - $11.56

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$15,513 - $37,313  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $497.02  
Profit Sharing
$30.20 - $1,838  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,545  
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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$15,521 - $25,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.43 - $11.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.09 - $8.77  
Overtime
$3.00 - $17.74  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $497.02  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,545  
Profit Sharing
$30.20 - $1,838  
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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$15,521 - $25,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 882
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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

  • 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. Typical career progression for a Retail Cashier involves becoming a Retail Store Assistant Manager or a Customer Service Representative, roles that pay $14K more and $11K more on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Cashier


Employees at The Home Depot Inc. enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $19K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $17K and higher ones not far away at only $26K.

The lowest salaries can be found at Dollar Tree Stores Inc — median pay is $16K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $15K and only reaching $20K.

Popular Skills for Retail Cashier


Retail Cashiers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Computer Service, Retail, Customer Service, and Customer Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in 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.


For Retail Cashiers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $17K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $19K. Retail Cashiers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $20K. Retail Cashiers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $21K on average.

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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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National Average
$18,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 169 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 65%
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