The average hourly pay for a Cashier in Australia is AU$17.85.
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What Do Cashiers Do?
A Cashier is an employee who operates a cash drawer by taking orders of customers and handling store receipts and money. Typically, a Cashier will be working a regular 8-hour workday. After clocking in, a Cashier's day begins. For most of the day, a Cashier will be stationed inside the employer's building at a particular cash register, the contents of which will be the Cashier's cash drawer.
The cash drawer will be filled at the beginning of the day with a set amount of cash consisting of vari…Read more
- Close and balance cash drawers.
- Operate cash register to process sales.
- Bag merchandise and collect money.
Popular Employer Salaries for Cashier
The top respondents for the job title Cashier are from the companies Woolworths, Coles Myer Ltd and Hungry Jack's Pty Ltd. Reported salaries are highest at Coles Myer Ltd where the average pay is AU$20.25. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Kmart Australia and Woolworths, earning around AU$19.64 and AU$17.83, respectively. Macdonalds pays the lowest at around AU$15.74. Hungry Jack's Pty Ltd and IGA, INC. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$16.37 and AU$16.48, respectively.
What Are Popular Skills for Cashiers?
Skills in Cash Handling, Retail and Customer Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cleaning and Customer Service.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Cashiers?
An entry-level Cashier with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$17.14 based on 210 salaries. An early career Cashier with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$17.73 based on 560 salaries. A mid-career Cashier with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$20.82 based on 87 salaries. An experienced Cashier with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$20.73 based on 44 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$22.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Cashier in their job title in Hobart, Tasmania earn an average of 13.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Melbourne, Victoria (1.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (2.4% less), Sydney, New South Wales (2.1% less) and Brisbane, Queensland (2.0% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 912 survey responses.