Sales Clerk/Cashier in Chicago, Illinois Salary

How much does a Sales Clerk/Cashier make in Chicago, IL? In Chicago, a Sales Clerk/Cashier takes home approximately $10.63 per hour on average. This is 5% higher than the national average for a Sales Clerk/Cashier which is $10.09 per hour. Wages for a Sales Clerk/Cashier in Chicago range from $8.14 per hour to $16.49 per hour. Total Annual Compensation, which includes hourly rate, tips, and overtime for a Sales Clerk/Cashier in Chicago ranges from $17,332 to $55,184 annually. Among those reporting, there is an average job satisfaction rating of 0 out of 5 stars. In Chicago, women make up the majority of the workforce (100 percent). In Chicago, a Sales Clerk/Cashier often enjoys benefits provided by their employer.

$8.14 - $16.49
MEDIAN: $10.63

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Hourly Data $0$16
Hourly Rate $8.14 - $16.49
Hourly Tips $0.11
Overtime $8.25
Annual Data $0$55K
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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).
$17,332 - $55,184
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

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.


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.

About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
1,320,015 (48.5%)
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...

Sales Clerk/Cashier Job Listings

Key Stats for Sales Clerk/Cashier

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Skills That Affect Sales Clerk/Cashier Salaries

Customer Service

Cash Handling

National Average


Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 40%