Retail Cashier Salary

Retail Cashiers in the United States take home approximately $8.51 per hour on average. Pay generally varies between $7.42 per hour and $11.50. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by experience level and the particular employer. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Close to one-third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and somewhere between a fifth and a fourth collect dental insurance. Most Retail Cashiers survey respondents are women (75 percent). The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$15,404 - $37,095
(Median)
$15K
$22K
$37K
MEDIAN: $22,000
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$7.42 - $11.50
(Median)
$7
$8
$12
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$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$15,404 - $37,095  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $504  
Profit Sharing
$30.20 - $1,838  
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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$15,491 - $24,895  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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
$7.42 - $11.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.06 - $8.70  
Overtime
$2.98 - $17.54  
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 - $504  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,521  
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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$15,491 - $24,895  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 935
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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 do not often transition into Registered Nurse roles. The role averages $55K per year. Retail Cashiers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Retail Store Assistant Managers or Customer Service Representatives. The median paychecks in those roles are $14K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Cashier


The Home Depot Inc. offers the best pay with a median salary of $19K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $17K and maxing out at just $26K.

Retail Cashiers will find the worst pay at Dollar Tree Stores Inc, where the median salary crawls in at $16K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $20K, leaving little room for growth.

Popular Skills for Retail Cashier


Retail Cashiers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Computer Service, Retail, Customer Service, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 4 percent. The majority of those 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Retail Cashiers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $17K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $19K. Retail Cashiers bring in $20K after working for 10 to 20 years. Retail Cashiers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $21K.

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Experience Affects Retail Cashier Salaries




National Average
$18,000


Skills That Affect Retail Cashier Salaries

Retail
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Computer Service
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Customer Service
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Cash Handling
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Customer Relations
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Sales
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National Average
$18,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 32% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 66%
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