$20,176
Avg. Salary
$9.23
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$201

Bonus

$205

Profit Sharing

$0.00

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Cashier is $9.23 per hour.

The average pay for a Cashier is $20,176 per year.

$7.58
10%
$9.23
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$12.04
90%
MEDIAN $9.23
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$20k
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$44k
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MEDIAN $20,176
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$0$43K
Salary $11,733 - $43,981
Bonus $4.67 - $1,221
Profit Sharing $35.89 - $1,506
Commission $0.00 - $1,021
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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$15,755 - $25,732
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 854
Hourly Data $0$18
Hourly Rate $7.58 - $12.04
Hourly Tips $0.08 - $2.90
Overtime $5.69 - $18.63
Annual Data $0$25K
Bonus $4.67 - $1,221
Commission $0.00 - $1,021
Profit Sharing $35.89 - $1,506
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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$15,755 - $25,732
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 33,091

Job Description for Cashier

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.

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Cashier Tasks
  • Close and balance cash drawers.
  • Operate cash register to process sales.
  • Bag merchandise and collect money.

Popular Employer Salaries for Cashier


Cashiers fill the offices of leading firms Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, The Kroger Company, The Home Depot Inc., Target Corporation, and Dollar Tree Stores Inc. Salary cannot be beat at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., where median pay comes to $22K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $19K, and the higher end is not far away at $26K. Sam's Club, The Home Depot Inc., and Safeway, Inc. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Cashiers earning around $21K, $21K, or $20K at each firm, respectively.

Cashiers will find the worst pay at Dollar General Corporation, where the median salary crawls in at $16K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $19K, leaving little room for growth. Dollar Tree Stores Inc, Burger King Corporation, and The Kroger Company are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries, each pays $17K.

Common Career Paths for Cashier


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As Cashiers transition into upper-level roles such as Registered Nurse, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Registered Nurses earn $56K on average per year. It is quite typical for Cashiers to transition into roles as Certified Nurse Assistants or Customer Service Representatives, where reported median earnings are $4K and $10K higher per year.

Cashier Job Listings

Popular Skills for Cashier


Cashiers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Customer Relationship Management, Microsoft Word, Accounting, and Spanish Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Food Preparation and Cleaning. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Cash Handling and Retail.

Pay by Experience Level for Cashier

Pay by Experience for a Cashier has a positive trend. An entry-level Cashier with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $19,000 based on 23,436 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cashier with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 6,000 salaries. An experienced Cashier which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 3,977 salaries. A Cashier with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 1,375 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $19,354

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Cashiers, 11 percent higher than the national average. Cashiers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+8 percent) and Austin (+5 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 10 percent south of the national average, can be found in Charlotte. Houston and Philadelphia are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 6 percent less than the median.

Cashier Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Cashier?

Cashier in New York:
"Make An Informed Choice."
I wish I had majored in education. Teachers make a good salary. I made a mistake with my Major. No job prospects, get another job. This is the bottom!

Cashier in Seabrook:
Pros: We work as a team.
Cons: Hardly any room for growth.

Cashier in Keyser:
"Not Bad."
Pros: I love interacting and meeting new people on a daily basis. Also, the regulars who come in everyday, some of which just to see you who may not otherwise have someone to talk too. I love helping people with their coupons to find good deals.
Cons: Can be stressful and understaffed at times. Management also tends to just want to sit in the office and not help ring people up. The pay is awful. Customers can be rude at times but that's really anywhere you work in customer service. Your breaks are so short to where I'm not even sure if they reach the legal minimum.

Cashier in Winooski:
"Corporate Culture, Work Flexibility, Perks."
Pros: Employees are treated with respect and I like the corporate culture. Work flexibility works for me due to children. Busy place and time goes fast.
Cons: Nothing.

Cashier in Port Elizabeth:
"Headaches."
Pros: Love the customers!
Cons: The way the boss runs things.

Cashier in Charlotte:
"Working At Home Depot."
Pros: I not only work as a cashier, but also do returns. I like the interfacing with customers.
Cons: Long hours, lack of proper pay.

Cashier in Columbia:
"Some time stress full and Mindanao."
Pros: The health benefit and pay check.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Cashier

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4703 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Cashier Salaries

▲10%

▲8%

▲5%

National Average
$19,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Cashier Salaries


▲2%




▼0%


National Average
$19,000



Sales
▼1%

Cash Handling
▼2%

▼3%

▼4%


▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4703 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 73%