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Retail Cashier Salary

Median pay for Retail Cashiers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $8.48 per hour. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Retail Cashiers — as high as $514.0402177983981, $2K and $1K, respectively — each contribute to the degree of variation within overall compensation, ranging from $15K to $25K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by experience level, followed by the specific employer and location. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. About one in three report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just under a fourth collect dental insurance. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Retail Cashiers making up 75 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$14,497 - $40,725
(Median)
$14K
$22K
$41K
MEDIAN: $22,000
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$7.41 - $11.34
(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
$14,497 - $40,725  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $514  
Profit Sharing
$30.30 - $1,825  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,237  
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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$15,484 - $24,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.41 - $11.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.06 - $8.70  
Overtime
$3.86 - $18.14  
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.
)
$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $514  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,237  
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).
)
$15,484 - $24,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,015

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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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While Retail Cashiers do not often become Registered Nurses, the job pays $55K per year on average. Retail Cashiers most often move into positions as Retail Store Assistant Managers or Customer Service Representatives; those groups report median salaries that are $14K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Cashier


Retail Cashiers in search of the best pay head to The Home Depot Inc., where the median salary rolls in at $19K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $26K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $17K.

Popular Skills for Retail Cashier


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Customer Service, Retail, Sales, and Computer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to 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.


Retail Cashiers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $17K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $19K. On average, Retail Cashiers make $20K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Retail Cashier with more than 20 years of experience can earn $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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Retail
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Sales
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Computer Service
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Cash Handling
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Customer Relations
0%

National Average
$18,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 181 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
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: 66%
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