Average Retail Sales Associate/Cashier Salary
$31,000 yearly
$11.07 hourly
Updated July 28, 2021
$29,000
10 %
$31,000
Median
$32,000
90 %
Did you know that the average retail sales associate/cashier makes $31,109 per year? That's valued at $14.96 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $29,000 and $32,000, meaning retail sales associate/cashiers have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most retail sales associate/cashiers find a job with retail and hospitality companies, while others work for hospitality, retail, and non profits companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. California, Washington and Alaska are the top states in the U.S. to pay retail sales associate/cashiers the highest salaries.

Average Retail Sales Associate/Cashier Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where retail sales associate/cashiers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Retail Sales Associate/Cashier average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$28,332
$28,332
$13.62
$13.62
Alaska
Alaska
$34,114
$34,114
$16.40
$16.40
Arizona
Arizona
$29,723
$29,723
$14.29
$14.29
Arkansas
Arkansas
$28,405
$28,405
$13.66
$13.66
California
California
$37,243
$37,243
$17.91
$17.91
Colorado
Colorado
$29,361
$29,361
$14.12
$14.12
Connecticut
Connecticut
$30,310
$30,310
$14.57
$14.57
Delaware
Delaware
$30,280
$30,280
$14.56
$14.56
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$34,478
$34,478
$16.58
$16.58
Florida
Florida
$28,887
$28,887
$13.89
$13.89
Georgia
Georgia
$25,776
$25,776
$12.39
$12.39
Hawaii
Hawaii
$33,027
$33,027
$15.88
$15.88
Idaho
Idaho
$29,921
$29,921
$14.39
$14.39
Illinois
Illinois
$30,581
$30,581
$14.70
$14.70
Indiana
Indiana
$29,209
$29,209
$14.04
$14.04
Iowa
Iowa
$30,536
$30,536
$14.68
$14.68
Kansas
Kansas
$29,826
$29,826
$14.34
$14.34
Kentucky
Kentucky
$29,060
$29,060
$13.97
$13.97
Louisiana
Louisiana
$22,640
$22,640
$10.88
$10.88
Maine
Maine
$30,704
$30,704
$14.76
$14.76
Maryland
Maryland
$29,113
$29,113
$14.00
$14.00
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$30,170
$30,170
$14.50
$14.50
Michigan
Michigan
$29,804
$29,804
$14.33
$14.33
Minnesota
Minnesota
$32,041
$32,041
$15.40
$15.40
Mississippi
Mississippi
$27,809
$27,809
$13.37
$13.37
Missouri
Missouri
$30,284
$30,284
$14.56
$14.56
Montana
Montana
$30,316
$30,316
$14.57
$14.57
Nebraska
Nebraska
$31,085
$31,085
$14.94
$14.94
Nevada
Nevada
$29,618
$29,618
$14.24
$14.24
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$29,873
$29,873
$14.36
$14.36
New Jersey
New Jersey
$29,126
$29,126
$14.00
$14.00
New Mexico
New Mexico
$29,416
$29,416
$14.14
$14.14
New York
New York
$29,572
$29,572
$14.22
$14.22
North Carolina
North Carolina
$28,506
$28,506
$13.70
$13.70
North Dakota
North Dakota
$34,059
$34,059
$16.37
$16.37
Ohio
Ohio
$29,432
$29,432
$14.15
$14.15
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$28,910
$28,910
$13.90
$13.90
Oregon
Oregon
$31,900
$31,900
$15.34
$15.34
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$28,664
$28,664
$13.78
$13.78
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$29,861
$29,861
$14.36
$14.36
South Carolina
South Carolina
$28,685
$28,685
$13.79
$13.79
South Dakota
South Dakota
$32,223
$32,223
$15.49
$15.49
Tennessee
Tennessee
$29,343
$29,343
$14.11
$14.11
Texas
Texas
$26,844
$26,844
$12.91
$12.91
Utah
Utah
$29,312
$29,312
$14.09
$14.09
Vermont
Vermont
$31,603
$31,603
$15.19
$15.19
Virginia
Virginia
$28,953
$28,953
$13.92
$13.92
Washington
Washington
$34,905
$34,905
$16.78
$16.78
West Virginia
West Virginia
$28,231
$28,231
$13.57
$13.57
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$29,864
$29,864
$14.36
$14.36
Wyoming
Wyoming
$32,711
$32,711
$15.73
$15.73

Highest Paying Cities For Retail Sales Associate/Cashier

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$30,554
$30,554
$14.69
$14.69
Wheaton, MD
Wheaton, MD
$29,068
$29,068
$13.97
$13.97
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
$28,749
$28,749
$13.82
$13.82

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Average Retail Sales Associate/Cashier Salary Over Time

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Location

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Sales Clerk

    Avg. salary: $19,223

    A sales clerk is responsible for assisting customers in purchasing products, responding to customer inquiries, and providing product recommendations. Sales clerks require excellent customer service and communication skills to offer the best services to the customers and maintain good customer feedback for the business. They also check inventories, request supplies as needed, and organize product displays on the appropriate shelves. A sales clerk must have strong verbal communication skills to manage customer concerns and excellent time-management skills to perform tasks within the fast-paced work environment.
    242,156 Sales Clerk Jobs
    Head Cashier

    Avg. salary: $26,902

    A head cashier is responsible for handling customer's payments efficiently and accurately. Head cashiers assist their colleagues in operating cashier's equipment and customer transactions. Their duties also include attending to a customer's inquiry about a product, processing the replacement of defective items, managing customer complaints, generating daily sales reports, monitoring supplies and inventories, ensuring enough cash for each register, and keeping all the register areas clean and organized. A head cashier should maintain exceptional customer service at all times to provide the best services and experience for the customers.
    176,158 Head Cashier Jobs
    Retail Clerk

    Avg. salary: $24,614

    A retail clerk is responsible for selling goods and services to the customers, recommending products based on their needs, and responding to the customers' inquiries and concerns about the product. Retail clerks assist with the store's marketing strategies, organize product displays, monitor inventories, endorse promotional discounts, and help customers on their checkout payments. A retail clerk must have excellent communication and customer service skills to handle customers' requests and ensure their highest satisfaction.
    255,546 Retail Clerk Jobs
    Retail Cashier

    Avg. salary: $29,992

    A retail cashier is an employee who scans products and processes cash payments between the retail store and its customers. Retail cashiers must provide excellent customer service that can include greeting customers, directing customer inquiries to the appropriate party, and informing customers about the services available. They often train new cashiers or retail workers and assist in the maintenance of storefront and retail displays. Retail cashiers also assist in counting money and perform audits of cash intake or cash drawers.
    206,304 Retail Cashier Jobs

    Retail Sales Associate/Cashier Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a retail sales associate/cashier can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Retail Sales Associate/Cashiers The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a retail sales associate/cashier, being employed by a company such as Dick's Sporting Goods or SKECHERS USA would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like The Hudson Companies and The Paradies Shops also report highly competitive salaries for retail sales associate/cashiers.
    Company

    Recently Added Retail Sales Associate/Cashier Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Licking Knox Goodwill
    Licking Knox Goodwill
    Retail Sales Associate-Cashier-Unlimited
    Retail Sales Associate-Cashier-Unlimited
    Retail Sales Associate-Cashier-Unlimited
    Heath, OH
    Heath, OH
    06/26/2021
    06/26/2021
    $19,200
    $19,200
    06/26/2021
    Cashier/Retail/Sales Associate
    Cashier/Retail/Sales Associate
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Oklahoma City, OK
    06/25/2021
    06/25/2021
    $21,914
    $21,914
    06/25/2021
    Sales Associate/Cashier-Airport Retail
    Sales Associate/Cashier-Airport Retail
    San Antonio, TX
    San Antonio, TX
    06/17/2021
    06/17/2021
    $20,870
    $20,870
    06/17/2021
    Licking Knox Goodwill
    Licking Knox Goodwill
    Retail Sales Associate-Cashier
    Retail Sales Associate-Cashier
    Retail Sales Associate-Cashier
    Fredericktown, OH
    Fredericktown, OH
    05/27/2021
    05/27/2021
    $18,783
    $18,783
    05/27/2021
    Cashier Sales Associate Retail
    Cashier Sales Associate Retail
    Kenner, LA
    Kenner, LA
    05/26/2021
    05/26/2021
    $22,957
    $22,957
    05/26/2021
    Licking Knox Goodwill
    Licking Knox Goodwill
    Retail Sales Associate-Cashier-Unlimited
    Retail Sales Associate-Cashier-Unlimited
    Retail Sales Associate-Cashier-Unlimited
    Heath, OH
    Heath, OH
    05/21/2021
    05/21/2021
    $19,200
    $19,200
    05/21/2021
    Licking Knox Goodwill
    Licking Knox Goodwill
    Retail Sales Associate-Cashier-Unlimited
    Retail Sales Associate-Cashier-Unlimited
    Retail Sales Associate-Cashier-Unlimited
    Heath, OH
    Heath, OH
    03/19/2021
    03/19/2021
    $19,200
    $19,200
    03/19/2021
    AAA Mid-Atlantic
    AAA Mid-Atlantic
    Retail Sales Associate/Cashier
    Retail Sales Associate/Cashier
    Retail Sales Associate/Cashier
    Langhorne, PA
    Langhorne, PA
    03/17/2021
    03/17/2021
    $33,392
    $33,392
    03/17/2021
    Retail Sales Associate/Cashier
    Retail Sales Associate/Cashier
    Moab, UT
    Moab, UT
    03/04/2021
    03/04/2021
    $27,131
    $27,131
    03/04/2021
    AAA Allied Group Inc.
    AAA Allied Group Inc.
    Retail Sales Associate-Cashier
    Retail Sales Associate-Cashier
    Retail Sales Associate-Cashier
    Lawrence, KS
    Lawrence, KS
    01/29/2021
    01/29/2021
    $29,218
    $29,218
    01/29/2021

    Average Retail Sales Associate/Cashier Salary by Demographic

    Retail Sales Associate/Cashier Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $30,762
    female-income
    Female Income
    $30,579
    Median Retail Sales Associate/Cashier Income by Race
    White retail sales associate/cashiers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Asian retail sales associate/cashiers have the lowest average salary at $30,633.
    $32,000
    $31,000
    $30,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$30,731
    Black or African American$30,645
    Asian$30,633
    Unknown$30,662
    Hispanic or Latino$30,682
    Average Retail Sales Associate/Cashier Salary by Education Level
    Retail sales associate/cashiers with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $31,368 annually. With a Masters degree, retail sales associate/cashiers earn a median annual income of $31,278 compared to $30,915 for retail sales associate/cashiers with an Associate degree.
    $32,000
    $31,000
    $30,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$30,762
    Some College/ Associate Degree$30,915
    Bachelor's Degree$31,368
    Master's Degree$31,278