Retail Cashier Salary

Retail Cashiers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $8.84 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $7.44 per hour to $11.92. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Most Retail Cashiers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Just under a third enjoy medical while one-fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under one-fifth. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Retail Cashiers making up 74 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$16,341 - $36,298
(Median)
$16K
$22K
$36K
MEDIAN: $22,000
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$7.44 - $11.92
(Median)
$7
$8
$12
MEDIAN: $8.00
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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
$16,341 - $36,298  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $509  
Profit Sharing
$29.90 - $2,909  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,521  
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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$15,541 - $25,938  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.44 - $11.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.09 - $8.62  
Overtime
$3.02 - $18.01  
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$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $509  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,521  
Profit Sharing
$29.90 - $2,909  
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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$15,541 - $25,938  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 714
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Retail Cashiers sometimes become Registered Nurses, where the average income is $55K per year. When Retail Cashiers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Retail Store Assistant Managers or Customer Service Representatives. Those roles pay an additional $14K and $10K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Cashier


For Retail Cashiers, comfortable salaries can be found at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc; in fact, average earnings are around $20K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($16K versus $30K) is great.

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


Survey results suggest that Retail Cashiers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Retail, Sales, Customer Service, and Cash Handling are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Cash Handling also tend to know Retail and Customer Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Cashier

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


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $18K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $19K. Retail Cashiers bring in $21K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $20K.

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Experience Affects Retail Cashier Salaries




National Average
$19,000


Skills That Affect Retail Cashier Salaries

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$19,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
medical benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 66%
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