Sales Clerk/Cashier Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Sales Clerk/Cashier is $8.45 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Sales Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Sales Clerk/Cashier Total Pay (?
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$12,142 - $44,042
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MEDIAN: $23,709
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Sales Clerk/Cashier Total Pay (?
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$7.32 - $11.90
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MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$12,142 - $44,042  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $977  
Profit Sharing
$91.23 - $4,932  
Commission
$0.00 - $3,003  
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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$15,257 - $26,584  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,889
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.32 - $11.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.02 - $1.44  
Overtime
$4.26 - $20.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $977  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,003  
Profit Sharing
$91.23 - $4,932  
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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$15,257 - $26,584  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,889
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Job Description for Sales Clerk/Cashier

The primary role of the sales clerk/cashier is facilitating payment for customers at the cash register. The cashier must be trained and familiar with the point-of-sale (POS) hardware and software used by their employer. They must understand all procedures for handling credit cards and checks, and are expected to adhere to the company’s cash-handling policies at all times. The cashier should expect that the cash drawer they work with will be audited regularly during a typical day, and that they will be held accountable for any discovered overages or shortages.
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Sales Clerk/Cashier Tasks
  • Attend special training of products/services to understand the product features, trends or styles of the products/services.
  • Sell the organization's products/services to new or established customers typically via walk-in business.
  • Process payment for products or service, may maintain customer preference records.
  • Assist the customer in selecting products/services, answer questions, and check for stock and availability.

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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Clerk/Cashier

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Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$18,000
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Experience Affects Sales Clerk/Cashier Salaries

National Average
$18,000

Skills That Affect Sales Clerk/Cashier Salaries

Sales Management
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Customer Service
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Systems Computer/Console Operations
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Cash Handling
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National Average
$18,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 31% dental benefits Dental: 22%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 67%
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