Retail Cashier Salary

The average Retail Cashier in the United States earns approximately $9.64 per hour. Compensation ranges from $7.81 per hour on the lower end to $12.62 on the higher end. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the specific employer, but geography and years of experience are influential factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to close to a fourth, and just under one-fifth earn dental coverage. Most Retail Cashiers survey respondents are women (72 percent). Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$12,027 - $51,373
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$24K
$51K
MEDIAN: $23,620
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$7.81 - $12.62
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$0$51K
Salary $12,027 - $51,373
Bonus $9.79 - $1,030
Profit Sharing $700
Commission $0.00 - $2,000
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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$16,236 - $27,485
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 20
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $7.81 - $12.62
Hourly Tips $0.19
Overtime $3.57 - $22.29
Annual Data $0$27K
Bonus $9.79 - $1,030
Commission $0.00 - $2,000
Profit Sharing $700
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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$16,236 - $27,485
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 617

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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

  • Accept customer payment, and answer questions about billing.
  • Organize and clean cashier area.
  • Collect customer information and enter it into the appropriate repository.
  • Answer questions, provide information, and resolve complaints.

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. Becoming a Cashier is, more often than not, the most common role that Retail Cashiers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Cashier is $18K. Another frequent advance is for Retail Cashiers to assume a Retail Store Assistant Manager role; in this role, workers often take home $32K.

Retail Cashier Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Cashier


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Target Corporation, Dollar Tree Stores Inc, Walgreen Co., and Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. are top-notch employers for Retail Cashiers in this area. Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $24K. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Target Corporation, and CVS / Pharmacy also offer top salaries for Retail Cashiers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $23K, $20K, and $20K, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Dollar Tree Stores Inc at $17K, Walgreen Co. at $17K, and Kohl's Department Stores Inc, where $18K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Retail Cashier


Retail Cashiers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Sales, Customer Relations, Retail, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cleaning and Computer Service. For most people, competency in Cash Handling indicates knowledge of Retail and Customer Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Cashier

Pay by Experience for a Retail Cashier has a positive trend. An entry-level Retail Cashier with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $19,000 based on 401 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Retail Cashier with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 150 salaries. An experienced Retail Cashier which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 117 salaries. A Retail Cashier with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 32 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $20,218

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Retail Cashiers, busy San Diego offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 8 percent above the national average. Retail Cashiers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Miami (+5 percent), Denver (+3 percent), Los Angeles (+2 percent), and Dallas (+2 percent). In Albuquerque, salaries are 13 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Houston and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Retail Cashier Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Retail Cashier?

Retail Cashier in Niles:
"Mostly the commission."
Pros: Its super laid back I manage the store by myself for 2 days out of the 6 days I work for 10 hours ...but mainly commission because that's what's motivates me to sell more.
Cons: The amount of hours I work of my hourly rate.

Retail Cashier in Bethany:
Pros: The ease of processing textbook and clothing orders, a familiar atmosphere and steady job.
Cons: In my location we are understaffed, and I have been in the same position for two years now with no advancement and no raises. I am heavily depended on to keep this place running.

Retail Cashier in Pasadena:
"It is challenging, and keeps you on your toes."
Pros: Getting to meet different cultures. There is a wide diversity of people and I love to see what they buy .
Cons: Using paper bags , and people bringing their own bags.

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.

Retail Cashier in San Francisco:
"Nice boss."
Pros: My boss is very nice and the job is close to my house.
Cons: It is very boring and I don't have much responsibility.

Retail Cashier in Loveland:
"Idk bruh."
Pros: Employee discount. Nice office conditions. Diversity.
Cons: Work flexibility. Rude customers.

Retail Cashier in Atlantic Highlands:
Pros: Nothing is good..owner is like FBI agent and other employee too are like that..the other they don't work they just come over there Stan do nothing ..this is I who do all the sweeping, mopingg, vaccum xlenong, clenong grill... And the fucking owner still want me to do more...and he can't say anything to other employee like to do those things or at least they can help me..
Cons: The owner is charging so much from the customers almost double the price..feeling sorry for the customers..and paying so less to employees..ass hole..surly will go to hell...

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Key Stats for Retail Cashier

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Retail Cashier Salaries

▲5%

▲4%

▲4%

National Average
$20,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Retail Cashier Salaries

▼0%

National Average
$20,000

Retail
▼1%

Customer Relations
▼1%




Cleaning
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 72%
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