Salary for Cashiers

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Also known as:  Cash Register Operator, Check Out Cashier, Fare Collector, Grocery Checker, Hotel Dining Room Cashier, Snack Bar Cashier, Toll Booth Operator, Toll Collector helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Cashiers work in establishments other than financial institutions and receive, process and disburse currency using a number of digital devices including electronic scanners, cash registers and debit and credit card transmitters. They have superior customer service skills and are able to process a large number of financial transactions on a daily basis with little supervision. They greet customers upon arrival and are able to answer questions concerning both products and pricing. They efficiently process merchandise that has been exchanged or returned and issues receipts, refunds, vouchers and gift cards regularly. A high school diploma is generally required for employment in this professional field.

A Cashier can earn average salaries in a range of $18,850 to $32,630 based on the level of education. can earn an average compensation of twenty-five thousand seven hundred and ten dollars each year.

are compensated at the highest average salary in Washington, where they receive average job salaries of close to about $33,110. This group of people have the highest pay levels in Utilities, where they can get average job salaries of $37,210.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 48.58 percent nationwide in that time.


Cashiers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Health Care and Social Assistance
Finance and Insurance
Educational Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Accommodation and Food Services
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Retail Trade