An average Retail Cashier in the United States can expect to take home roughly $9.34 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $7.67 per hour and $12.29. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to just under one in three, and between a fifth and a fourth earn dental coverage. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Most Retail Cashiers survey respondents are women (74 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$17,297 - $37,461
(Median)
$17K
$24K
$37K
MEDIAN: $23,679
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$7.67 - $12.29
(Median)
$7
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$17,297 - $37,461  
   
Bonus
$1.93 - $1,450  
Profit Sharing
$185.00  
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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$15,988 - $26,857  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.67 - $12.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.18  
Overtime
$4.56 - $20.86  
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
$1.93 - $1,450  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,521  
Profit Sharing
$185.00  
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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$15,988 - $26,857  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 557
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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 transition into a Registered Nurse role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $56K per year. Going from Retail Cashier to Cashier is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Cashiers is $18K. Many others choose to work as Retail Store Assistant Managers, where pay is typically $32K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Cashier


Retail Cashiers flock to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Target Corporation, Dollar Tree Stores Inc, Walgreen Co., and Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Those at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $24K. Retail Cashiers will also find cushy salaries at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (+$22K), Target Corporation (+$20K), and The Home Depot Inc. (+$20K).

Walgreen Co., Kohl's Department Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corporation are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $17K, $18K, and $19K.

Popular Skills for Retail Cashier


Survey results show that Retail Cashiers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Sales, Customer Relations, Customer Service, and Retail are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Cleaning and Computer Service. Those proficient in Cash Handling are, more often than not, also skilled in Retail and Customer Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Cashier

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $19K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $21K. On average, Retail Cashiers make $21K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

Retail Cashier Reviews

What is it like working as a Retail Cashier?

Retail Cashier in Pearl:
"How I went from a teacher to a minimum wage worker."
Pros: The attitudes are great. The people I work for expect a lot so I do best to above and beyond.
Cons: The money. I don't make enough to pay the bills.

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Experience Affects Retail Cashier Salaries




National Average
$20,000


Skills That Affect Retail Cashier Salaries

Customer Relations
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$20,000

Cash Handling
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Retail
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Computer Service
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Cleaning
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 28%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
medical benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 68%
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