Average Cashier Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Cashier is $9.33.
MEDIAN $9.33
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $12
$4 - $1,202
Profit Sharing
$49 - $1,501
$0 - $1,000
Total Pay
$15,914 - $25,850

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Job Description for Cashier

Cashier Tasks
  • Close and balance cash drawers.
  • Operate cash register to process sales.
  • Bag merchandise and collect money.
The top respondents for the job title Cashier are from the companies Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, The Kroger Company and The Home Depot Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. where the average pay is $11.28. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Home Depot Inc. and Target Corporation, earning around $10.27 and $10.21, respectively. Dollar Tree Stores Inc pays the lowest at around $8.24. The Kroger Company and Chick-Fil-A Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $8.48 and $8.52, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Cashier

Skills in Customer Service, Retail and Customer Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cleaning and Cash Handling.

Pay by Experience Level for Cashier

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 $8.91 based on 13,743 salaries. An early career Cashier with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.19 based on 20,022 salaries. A mid-career Cashier with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.88 based on 5,945 salaries. An experienced Cashier with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.19 based on 4,155 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $11.
Employees with Cashier in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 15.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (10.2% more) and New York, New York (8.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (4.9% less), Dallas, Texas (2.1% less) and San Antonio, Texas (1.9% less).

Years of Experience

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