$23,702
Avg. Salary
$9.80
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$197

Bonus

$270

Profit Sharing

$0.00

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Retail Cashier is $9.80 per hour.

The average pay for a Retail Cashier is $23,702 per year.

$7.84
10%
$9.80
50%
$12.86
90%
MEDIAN $9.80
$12k
10%
$24k
50%
$52k
90%
MEDIAN $23,702
$12,130 - $52,427
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MEDIAN: $23,702
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$7.84 - $12.86
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$0$52K
Salary $12,130 - $52,427
Bonus $1.83 - $966
Profit Sharing $0.30 - $1,003
Commission $0.00 - $1,957
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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$16,349 - $27,733
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 37
Hourly Data $0$21
Hourly Rate $7.84 - $12.86
Hourly Tips $0.07 - $2.15
Overtime $9.85 - $21.21
Annual Data $0$27K
Bonus $1.83 - $966
Commission $0.00 - $1,957
Profit Sharing $0.30 - $1,003
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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$16,349 - $27,733
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,101

Job Description for Retail Cashier

A retail cashier operates a cash register at a retail store. Under the supervision of a store manager, a retail cashier will provide customer service to customers by completing all assigned tasks with great attention to detail and timeliness. This individual might have the responsibility of promoting company programs, including loyalty participation, warranty sales, and credit card enrollment. Therefore, this person may need to maintain awareness of current promotions and advertisements. The responsibilities of this position can include greeting patrons, answering phone calls, following policies and procedures, researching special-order products, and stocking different goods. This individual can be expected to assist with tagging, cleaning, stocking items. The individual is often expected to be a team player.

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Retail Cashier Tasks
  • Accept customer payment, and answer questions about billing.
  • Organize and clean cashier area.
  • Collect customer information and enter it into the appropriate repository.
  • Answer questions, provide information, and resolve complaints.

Retail Cashier Pay By Employer

$0$37K

$22,616

$21,030

$16,701

$23,994

$22,456

CVS / Pharmacy
9 profiles
$20,082

Walgreen Co.
8 profiles
$17,906

$17,760

$16,743

$18,359

Common Career Paths for Retail Cashier


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Retail Cashiers who transition into a Registered Nurse role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $56K per year. Becoming a Cashier is, more often than not, the most common role that Retail Cashiers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Cashier is $18K. Another frequent advance is for Retail Cashiers to assume a Retail Store Assistant Manager role; in this role, workers often take home $32K.

Retail Cashier Job Listings

Popular Skills for Retail Cashier


Retail Cashiers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Sales, Customer Relations, Retail, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cleaning and Computer Service. For most people, competency in Cash Handling indicates knowledge of Retail and Customer Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for Retail Cashier

Pay by Experience for a Retail Cashier has a positive trend. An entry-level Retail Cashier with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $19,000 based on 401 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Retail Cashier with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 150 salaries. An experienced Retail Cashier which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 117 salaries. A Retail 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 32 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

-6%

-9%

National Average: $20,513

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

For Retail Cashiers, busy San Diego offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 8 percent above the national average. Retail Cashiers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Miami (+5 percent), Denver (+3 percent), Los Angeles (+2 percent), and Dallas (+2 percent). In Albuquerque, salaries are 13 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Houston and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Retail Cashier Reviews

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

Retail Cashier in Pearl:
"How I went from a teacher to a minimum wage worker."
Pros: The attitudes are great. The people I work for expect a lot so I do best to above and beyond.
Cons: The money. I don't make enough to pay the bills.

Retail Cashier in Red River:
"Different career choice."
Find a better job with benefits and better pay.

Retail Cashier in San Francisco:
"Nice boss."
Pros: My boss is very nice and the job is close to my house.
Cons: It is very boring and I don't have much responsibility.

Retail Cashier in Loveland:
"Idk bruh."
Pros: Employee discount. Nice office conditions. Diversity.
Cons: Work flexibility. Rude customers.

Retail Cashier in Chandler:
"Good."
Pros: Interacting with the customers, making their experience memorable.
Cons: When I am not able to find exactly what they want.

Retail Cashier in Stevens Point:
"Dollar dollar, penny and dime."
Pros: Nice small retail environment, clear objectives, depending on area you have nice customers and ddpending on the site, nice coworkers as well. Flexible schedules are the norm here as well for part timers and to some extent assistant managers.
Cons: Everyone gets paid badly but have to work just as hard if not harder than bigger retail stores like Walmart. Managers are often always stocking or doing other work alongside the part time associates. You get a lot of customers because of the great prices which means a lot to clean up, stock, and organize. Also, their policy of only giving 20hrs a week to part timers and having 12-14 stockers makes it hard for a dedicated part timer to earn enough money to live from one job. Its even worse for assistants and managers who have 3x the work for only a dollar or two more an hour.

Retail Cashier in Arlington Heights:
"Okay..kind of pressuring."
Pros: I like to greet customers and make sure they are satisfied with their purchases. It's always important for me to give kindness because that's what important and crucial to me. My manager and a few coworkers were very nice and patient to teach me how to use the cash register and how to do all these different things a cashier should know.
Cons: Although I enjoyed using the computer, handling money, experiementing with different buttons, it was a pretty hectic, boring and stressful job all at once! There's good customers then you got the annoying ones that always try to find some way to ruin your day. Needless to say, I got sick of standing at my register (also to mention standing all day in the same spot), and having to do nothing else but ring up people's purchases. I figured I'd better move up to something where I could at least do multi-activities than to be bored and get payed under the average hourly salary for a part time worker.

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Key Stats for Retail Cashier

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 182 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Retail Cashier Salaries

▲4%

▲2%

▲2%

National Average
$21,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Retail Cashier Salaries

National Average
$21,000

Retail
▼2%

▼2%

Customer Relations
▼2%




Cleaning
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 182 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 28%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 70%