$30,868
Avg. Salary
$10.08
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$375

Bonus

$240

Profit Sharing

$0.00

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Sales Clerk/Cashier is $10.08 per hour.

The average pay for a Sales Clerk/Cashier is $30,868 per year.

10%
$7.96
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$15.02
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MEDIAN $10.08
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$14k
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$59k
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MEDIAN $30,868
$14,078 - $59,008
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MEDIAN: $30,868
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$0$59K
Salary $14,078 - $59,008
Bonus $13.25 - $2,449
Profit Sharing $1.00 - $2,000
Commission $0.00 - $2,335
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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$16,568 - $33,522
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 80
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $7.96 - $15.02
Hourly Tips $0.13 - $4.76
Overtime $9.12 - $24.17
Annual Data $0$33K
Bonus $13.25 - $2,449
Commission $0.00 - $2,335
Profit Sharing $1.00 - $2,000
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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$16,568 - $33,522
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,730

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.

Common Career Paths for Sales Clerk/Cashier


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Sales Clerks and Cashiers do not often transition into Registered Nurse roles. The role averages $56K per year. The most common career progression for Sales Clerks and Cashiers leads to becoming a Cashier, where pay is typically $18K. However, many Sales Clerks and Cashiers also opt to become Retail Store Managers, a position that pays $41K on average.

Sales Clerk/Cashier Job Listings

Popular Skills for Sales Clerk/Cashier


Survey results suggest that Sales Clerks and Cashiers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Systems Computer/Console Operations, Sales Management, Computer Service, and Retail are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Cashier, Sales, and Cash Handling. Most people who know Customer Service also know Sales.

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: $21,229

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

For Sales Clerks and Cashiers, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Sales Clerks and Cashiers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Honolulu (+15 percent), San Diego (+13 percent), San Francisco (+11 percent), and Tucson (+9 percent). Trailing the national average by 16 percent, Tulsa is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Atlanta (16 percent less) and Philadelphia (2 percent less).

Sales Clerk/Cashier Reviews

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

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 Grants Pass:
"Great place to work."
Pros: The customers and the flexibility.
Cons: The pay.

Sales Clerk/Cashier in Warner Robins:
Pros: Location. Front store coworkers are great.
Cons: Too much is expected of too few employees. Unsafe store. Outdated registers. Counters held up by 2 by 4s. Difference in treatment of FS and Pharmacy. District manager is totally unqualified for the job.

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 317 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Sales Clerk/Cashier Salaries

▲15%

▲13%

▲3%

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%


▼4%

Cashier
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 317 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 61%