The average hourly pay for a Cashier in Canada is C$12.74.
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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.
Job Satisfaction for Cashier
Popular Employer Salaries for Cashier
The top respondents for the job title Cashier are from the companies Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. and Loblaw's. Reported salaries are highest at The Home Depot Inc. where the average pay is C$12.79. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include No Frills and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, earning around C$12.76 and C$12.71, respectively. Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. pays the lowest at around C$11.95. Sobeys and Tim Hortons Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$12.07 and C$12.14, respectively.
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
What Are Popular Skills for Cashiers?
Skills in Retail are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sales, Cleaning, Customer Service and Cash Handling.
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 C$12.22 based on 429 salaries. An early career Cashier with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$12.47 based on 1,584 salaries. A mid-career Cashier with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$13.55 based on 367 salaries. An experienced Cashier with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$13.87 based on 271 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$14.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Cashier in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 10.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (8.4% more) and Toronto, Ontario (6.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (10.0% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (2.4% less).
Years of Experience
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