Cashier Salary

Cashiers in the United States take home an average $9.15 per hour. Compensation ranges from $7.54 per hour on the lower end to $11.79 on the higher end. Final cash compensation to Cashiers varies from around $16K to approximately $25K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $1K and $2K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by geography and tenure. Female Cashiers make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Roughly a fourth enjoy medical while slightly less than one-fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly a sixth. Most Cashiers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$11,560 - $43,167
$12K
$20K
$43K
MEDIAN: $20,061
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$7.57 - $11.84
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$0$43K
Salary $11,560 - $43,167
Bonus $9.93 - $1,203
Profit Sharing $19.73 - $1,963
Commission $0.00 - $1,027
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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$15,726 - $25,571
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 500
Hourly Data $0$18
Hourly Rate $7.57 - $11.84
Hourly Tips $0.07 - $3.01
Overtime $6.10 - $18.94
Annual Data $0$25K
Bonus $9.93 - $1,203
Commission $0.00 - $1,027
Profit Sharing $19.73 - $1,963
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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$15,726 - $25,571
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18,605

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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.

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 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.

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 14,967 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 3,879 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 2,518 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 822 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $19,283

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 Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Cashier?

Cashier in Asheville:
"I absolutely love my job!!"
Pros: I love my job. My job makes me happy. I get to speak with people on a regular basis & get to help my senior customers who need that extra help!
Cons: I wish I got paid more because it's really hard on my feet all day & sometimes a hard job.

Cashier in Shawnee:
"Easy."
Pros: Easy and 5 minutes from house.
Cons: Low pay.

Cashier in Nashville:
"Working as A "Cashier" at My place of Employment."
Pros: Paycheck I receive every 2 weeks (which is a joke because of my inconsistent work schedule) Use work badge for bus fare. Free resources.
Cons: Bad/ poor management. Supervisor Lacks communication skills. Inconsistent work schedule. Employees constantly quitting out of the blue. Short staffed. Expected to do double the work in a certain amount of time. Given a hard time when requesting vacation time.

Cashier in Robbinsville:
Pros: Good people, free meals, relaxed dress code.
Cons: Low pay, not flexible with scheduling.

Cashier in Westmoreland:
"Mapco."
Pros: Fun easy and become friends with customers.
Cons: How long it took to become a full time employee.

Cashier in Pasadena:
"Great."
Pros: Customer service, cash handling, filing, answering phones, receiving and sending out payments.
Cons: The hours interfere with school.

Cashier in Lancaster:
"WORKING AS A CASHIER."
Pros: I LOVE MY MANAGERS MY CO-WORKERS. AND I LOVE WORKING AROUND PEOPLE.. I JUST LOVE MY JOB!
Cons: MY HOURS.... AFTER TWO YEARS OF WORKING THERE, I BELIEVE I SHOULD ALREADY HAVE FILL TIME HOURS...THEY WAS THIS ONE WEEK THAT I DIDN'T EVEN GET ANY HOURS!

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Key Stats for Cashier

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2600 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Cashier Salaries

▲9%

▲8%

▲5%

National Average
$19,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Cashier Salaries



▲1%



National Average
$19,000


▼1%



Cash Handling
▼2%

Sales
▼2%

▼3%

▼3%

▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2600 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
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 72%
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