Retail Cashier Salary

An average Retail Cashier in the United States can expect to take home roughly $8.84 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $7.44 per hour and $11.92. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Retail Cashiers making up 74 percent. Just under one in three report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one-fourth collect dental insurance. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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. The most common next step for a Retail Cashier is to become a Retail Store Assistant Manager or a Customer Service Representative. The former position pays an additional $14K per year on average, and the latter position pays $10K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Retail Cashier


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc pays the most with a median salary of $20K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $16K to a high of $30K.

Employees at Dollar Tree Stores Inc take home the smallest paychecks, and $16K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $15K and quickly nearing the top at only $20K.

Popular Skills for Retail Cashier


Retail Cashiers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Retail, Sales, Customer Service, and Cash Handling are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Cash Handling also 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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $18K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $19K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $21K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $20K on average.

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Experience Affects Retail Cashier Salaries




National Average
$19,000


Skills That Affect Retail Cashier Salaries

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Customer Relations
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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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