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Retail Cashier Salary

The average Retail Cashier in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $8.49 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $7.41 per hour and $11.41. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by experience level, followed by the company and geography. Approximately one in three report receiving medical coverage from their employers and between a fifth and a fourth collect dental insurance. Most Retail Cashiers survey respondents are women (74 percent). The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$15,555 - $41,275
(Median)
$16K
$24K
$41K
MEDIAN: $23,980
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$7.41 - $11.41
(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
$15,555 - $41,275  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $510  
Profit Sharing
$30.30 - $1,825  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,655  
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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$15,493 - $24,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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 - $11.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.06 - $8.70  
Overtime
$3.55 - $18.03  
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 - $510  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,655  
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).
)
$15,493 - $24,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 990
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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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There are some Retail Cashiers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Registered Nurses, where earnings are an average $55K annually. Retail Cashiers typically move into roles as Retail Store Assistant Managers or Customer Service Representatives, and those positions pay $14K more and $11K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Cashier


The Home Depot Inc. pays the most with a median salary of $19K, though there is little variation overall ($17K to $26K).

Popular Skills for Retail Cashier


Retail Cashiers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Retail, Customer Service, Computer Service, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with 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.


For Retail Cashiers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $17K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $19K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Retail Cashiers make a median salary of $20K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $21K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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
up arrow 4%

Computer Service
up arrow 3%

Sales
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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 175 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

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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