Retail Cashier Salary

The average wage for a Retail Cashier is $8.49 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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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 (?
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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).
)
$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.

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

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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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Retail
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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%