Head Cashier Salary

Average Head Cashiers in the United States make around $11.76 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.09 per hour on the lower side but can approach $15.08 on the higher side. Total cash compensation to Head Cashiers bottoms out near $19K and approaches $33K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $3K from bonuses and almost $639 from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by career duration and the specific company. The vast majority of Head Cashiers (84 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Some workers in this field — just over two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by approximately half and dental plans are enjoyed by roughly one-half. Most Head Cashiers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14,497 - $57,611
$14K
$31K
$58K
MEDIAN: $31,218
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90%

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$9.24 - $15.19
$9
$12
$15
MEDIAN: $11.84
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$0$57K
Salary $14,497 - $57,611
Bonus $73.40 - $2,819
Profit Sharing $52.71 - $1,479
Commission $0.00 - $3,723
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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$19,271 - $33,025
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 32
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $9.24 - $15.19
Hourly Tips $1.00
Overtime $11.84 - $22.84
Annual Data $0$33K
Bonus $73.40 - $2,819
Commission $0.00 - $3,723
Profit Sharing $52.71 - $1,479
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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$19,271 - $33,025
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 651

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Job Description for Head Cashier

Head cashiers are typically responsible for overseeing a team of cashiers in their organization. This often includes training, monitoring, hiring/firing, and assistance with issues that may arise over the course of the cashiers' shifts. Head cashiers must also monitor doors and exits, help prevent loss from theft, and assist customers. In most cases, head cashiers are hired in large business where there are multiple cashiers or checkout lanes available.

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Head Cashier Tasks

  • Provide customer service, ring up items at the cash register, and handle customer payments.
  • Help train new employees how to use the register and the correct procedures to follow.
  • Perform duties such as accessing the cash safe to balance register drawers and voiding mistakes in ringing up items.

Common Career Paths for Head Cashier


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Head Cashiers who advance into the role of a Customer Service Manager are fairly uncommon. Customer Service Managers on average earn $46K per year. The most common career progression for Head Cashiers leads to becoming a Retail Store Manager, where average pay is $41K annually. However, many Head Cashiers also opt to become Bank Tellers. Typically, a Bank Teller brings home $22K.

Head Cashier Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Head Cashier


The Home Depot Inc., Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Lowe's Companies, Inc, CVS / Pharmacy, and Sprouts are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Head Cashiers. With a median salary of $28K, Lowe's Companies, Inc offers Head Cashiers the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $21K and are capped at $31K. Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Sprouts Farmers Market LLC, and Sprouts are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Head Cashiers earning around $28K, $26K, or $25K at each firm, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Barnes & Noble, Inc. at $23K, The Home Depot Inc. at $23K, and CVS / Pharmacy, where $24K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Head Cashier


Survey results imply that Head Cashiers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Customer Relations, People Management, Customer Service, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Relationship Management and Operations Management. Most people who know Cash Handling also know Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Head Cashier

Pay by Experience for a Head Cashier has a positive trend. An entry-level Head Cashier with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 412 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Head Cashier with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 187 salaries. An experienced Head Cashier which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 146 salaries. A Head Cashier with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 54 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,024

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

For Head Cashiers, Sacramento provides a pay rate that is 6 percent greater than the national average. Head Cashiers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Head Cashiers in Austin bring in salaries that are 21 percent lower than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and Atlanta (12 percent lower).

Head Cashier Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Head Cashier?

Head Cashier in Dalton:
Pros: It's the same schedule as my children.
Cons: Does not pay enough.

Head Cashier in Burlington:
"It's okay."
Pros: Work independently.
Cons: Hours are not enough.

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Key Stats for Head Cashier

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 136 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Head Cashier Salaries

▲17%

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
$25,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Head Cashier Salaries



National Average
$25,000


▼2%

Cash Handling
▼3%

Operations Management
▼6%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 43%
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