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Cashier Average Salary in Kuwait 2020

How much money does a Cashier make in Kuwait?

Average Monthly Salary
720 KWD
( 8,640 KWD yearly)


A person working as a Cashier in Kuwait typically earns around 720 KWD per month. Salaries range from 370 KWD (lowest) to 1,100 KWD (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Cashier salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Cashier Salary Distribution in Kuwait

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Cashier salaries in Kuwait range from 370 KWD per month (minimum salary) to 1,100 KWD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 690 KWD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Cashier(s) are earning less than 690 KWD while the other half are earning more than 690 KWD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Cashier(s) are earning less than 480 KWD while 75% of them are earning more than 480 KWD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Cashier(s) are earning less than 860 KWD while 25% are earning more than 860 KWD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Cashier Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Cashier salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Cashier with less than two years of experience makes approximately 430 KWD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 570 KWD per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 740 KWD per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Cashier(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 900 KWD per month, 21% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 980 KWD per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 1,030 KWD per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Cashier average salary change by experience in Kuwait

0 - 2 Years
430 KWD
2 - 5 Years+34%
570 KWD
5 - 10 Years+30%
740 KWD
10 - 15 Years+21%
900 KWD
15 - 20 Years+9%
980 KWD
20+ Years+5%
1,030 KWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Cashier Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Cashier(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Cashier salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Cashier is 510 KWD per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 720 KWD per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 1,000 KWD per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Cashier average salary difference by education level in Kuwait

High School
510 KWD
Certificate or Diploma+43%
720 KWD
Bachelor's Degree+38%
1,000 KWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Cashier Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Cashier employees in Kuwait earn 13% more than their female counterparts.

690 KWD
780 KWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Kuwait for all Careers

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Cashier Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Kuwait

How much are annual salary increments in Kuwait for Cashier(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


Cashier(s) in Kuwait are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Kuwait Cashier
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Kuwait / All Professions

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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Kuwait is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Kuwait for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Cashier Bonus and Incentive Rates in Kuwait

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Kuwait Cashier
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A Cashier is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

91% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 9% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Cashier employees in Kuwait earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
1,240 KWD
Public Sector+10%
1,360 KWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Cashier Salary Trend and Forecast in Kuwait

How are Cashier salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
640 KWD
Average Salary 2017+4%
660 KWD
Average Salary 2018+2%
680 KWD
Average Salary 2019+3%
690 KWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Cashier salaries in Kuwait are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Cashier Average Hourly Wage in Kuwait

4 KWD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kuwait is 4 KWD. This means that the average Cashier in Kuwait earns approximately 4 KWD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Cashier VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Cashier and Sales Retail and Wholesale monthly Kuwait
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The average salary for Cashier is 47% less than that of Sales Retail and Wholesale. Also, Sales Retail and Wholesale salaries are 7% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Account Officer1,030 KWD+43%
Area Sales Manager2,060 KWD+190%
Assistant Department Manager770 KWD+7%
Assistant Retail Store Manager1,130 KWD+57%
Branch Manager1,580 KWD+120%
Cashier720 KWD=
Cashier Manager1,110 KWD+54%
Depot Manager1,770 KWD+150%
Deputy Sales Manager1,400 KWD+94%
Distribution Director1,790 KWD+150%
Global Wholesale Manager2,260 KWD+210%
Head Cashier1,140 KWD+58%
Head of Retail1,770 KWD+150%
Head Teller1,150 KWD+60%
Inside Sales Executive1,410 KWD+96%
Inside Sales Representative940 KWD+31%
Inventory Manager1,410 KWD+96%
Key Account Manager1,370 KWD+90%
Medical Device Sales1,140 KWD+58%
National Customer Solution Specialist1,790 KWD+150%
Parts Salesperson860 KWD+19%
Project Development Manager1,610 KWD+120%
Project Manager1,610 KWD+120%
Purchasing and Sales Executive2,020 KWD+180%
Quotation Engineer990 KWD+38%
Relationship Manager1,860 KWD+160%
Retail Operations Manager1,550 KWD+120%
Retail Sales Associate1,200 KWD+67%
Retail Store Manager1,400 KWD+94%
Revenue Manager1,570 KWD+120%
Sales Account Manager1,670 KWD+130%
Sales Admin Executive1,960 KWD+170%
Sales Assistant800 KWD+11%
Sales Associate900 KWD+25%
Sales Consultant1,100 KWD+53%
Sales Coordinator1,030 KWD+43%
Sales Development Representative1,030 KWD+43%
Sales Engineer1,100 KWD+53%
Sales Executive1,780 KWD+150%
Sales Manager1,950 KWD+170%
Sales Officer950 KWD+32%
Sales Planning Analyst1,350 KWD+88%
Sales Representative820 KWD+14%
Sales Specialist1,220 KWD+69%
Sales Support870 KWD+21%
Sales Team Leader1,260 KWD+75%
Sales Trainer1,270 KWD+76%
Securities Sales Agent1,400 KWD+94%
Shipper / Receiver780 KWD+8%
Shop Manager1,420 KWD+97%
Store Development Administrator1,100 KWD+53%
Trade Marketing Officer1,460 KWD+100%
Treasury Officer1,360 KWD+89%
Vice President Sales1,960 KWD+170%
Visual Merchandiser1,060 KWD+47%
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