Average Sales Clerk/Cashier Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Sales Clerk/Cashier is $10.22.
MEDIAN $10.22
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $15
$14 - $2,384
Profit Sharing
$1 - $3,020
$0 - $2,378
Total Pay
$16,855 - $34,030

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Job Description for Sales Clerk/Cashier

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.
The top respondents for the job title Sales Clerk/Cashier are from the companies The Kroger Company, Safeway, Inc. and CVS / Pharmacy. Reported salaries are highest at U.S. Postal Service (USPS) where the average pay is $19.28. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Fred Meyer Inc and Safeway, Inc., earning around $12.63 and $11.59, respectively. 7-Eleven, Inc. pays the lowest at around $9.30. CVS / Pharmacy and The Kroger Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $9.56 and $9.89, respectively.

Career Paths

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Sales Clerk/Cashier
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Sales Clerk/Cashier

Skills in Customer Service and Retail are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Sales and Cash Handling.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Clerk/Cashier

An entry-level Sales Clerk/Cashier with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $9.64 based on 165 salaries. An early career Sales Clerk/Cashier with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.92 based on 897 salaries. A mid-career Sales Clerk/Cashier with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.68 based on 246 salaries. An experienced Sales Clerk/Cashier with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.86 based on 259 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $12.
Employees with Sales Clerk/Cashier in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 26.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (15.2% more) and Honolulu, Hawaii (14.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (7.0% less).

Years of Experience

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