Sales Clerk/Cashier Salary

A Sales Clerk/Cashier earns an average wage of $9.73 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$12,307 - $57,923
$12K
$31K
$58K
MEDIAN: $30,554
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$7.94 - $15.36
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MEDIAN: $10.09
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$0$57K
Salary $12,307 - $57,923
Bonus $9.70 - $2,061
Profit Sharing $70.00
Commission $0.00 - $1,007
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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$16,572 - $34,602
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 41
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $7.94 - $15.36
Hourly Tips $0.15 - $7.34
Overtime $10.10 - $26.18
Annual Data $0$34K
Bonus $9.70 - $2,061
Commission $0.00 - $1,007
Profit Sharing $70.00
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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$16,572 - $34,602
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 873

Job Description for Sales Clerk/Cashier

The primary role of the sales clerk/cashier is facilitating payment for customers at the cash register. The cashier must be trained and familiar with the point-of-sale (POS) hardware and software used by their employer. They must understand all procedures for handling credit cards and checks, and are expected to adhere to the company’s cash-handling policies at all times. The cashier should expect that the cash drawer they work with will be audited regularly during a typical day, and that they will be held accountable for any discovered overages or shortages.

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Sales Clerk/Cashier Tasks

  • Process payment for products or service, may maintain customer preference records.
  • Assist the customer in selecting products/services, answer questions, and check for stock and availability.
  • Attend special training of products/services to understand the product features, trends or styles of the products/services.
  • Sell the organization's products/services to new or established customers typically via walk-in business.

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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Clerk/Cashier

Pay by Experience for a Sales Clerk/Cashier has a positive trend. An entry-level Sales Clerk/Cashier with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 680 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sales Clerk/Cashier with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 195 salaries. An experienced Sales Clerk/Cashier which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 153 salaries. A Sales Clerk/Cashier with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 74 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $21,261

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

Sales Clerk/Cashier Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Sales Clerk/Cashier?

Sales Clerk/Cashier in Springfield:
"Expanding Social Skills."
Pros: The thing I love most about my job is how many new people I have the pleasure of meeting everyday. There are many different types of people with many different personalities and it helps to build my own in return.
Cons: The thing I like least about my job is how many people look down upon people who work in the same category that I do. They see us as lesser and are often very rude to us.

Sales Clerk/Cashier in Cincinnati:
Pros: The customers.
Cons: Stress.

Sales Clerk/Cashier in Martinez:
"Prepare to be flexible with your work schedule."
Pros: What I like most about my job is the flexibility working between multiple departments within the store. Whether I am working on the Front-End as a cashier, in the deli or bakery as a clerk or on the sales floor and other refrigerated areas stocking and conditioning the shelves.
Cons: The schedule is only posted week-to-week and can sometimes interfere with life outside of work making appointments or having time for socializing with others hard to come by as even day that are requested off even up to a month in advance are not guaranteed.

Sales Clerk/Cashier in Darien:
Pros: IT helps me have greater experience among the work field.
Cons: There is no real bad part of this job.

Sales Clerk/Cashier in Springfield:
"Tedious repetition."
Pros: The different people.
Cons: No benefits low pay.

Sales Clerk/Cashier in Port Jefferson:
"Work."
Pros: The people I work with. Taking cake orders. Helping people.
Cons: Waking up extremely early. Constantly on my feet.

Sales Clerk/Cashier in Armagh:
"Laid back, not stressful at all."
Pros: Close to home. Able to do school work.
Cons: No one will cover when I need off.

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Key Stats for Sales Clerk/Cashier

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 150 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Sales Clerk/Cashier Salaries

▲15%

▲13%

▲2%

National Average
$21,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Sales Clerk/Cashier Salaries


Sales Management
▲1%

National Average
$21,000


Customer Service
▼3%

▼3%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼3%

Order Inventory
▼3%


▼5%

Cashier
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 150 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 60%