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Cashier Average Salary in Portugal 2020

How much money does a Cashier make in Portugal?

Average Monthly Salary
2,510 EUR
( 30,100 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Cashier in Portugal typically earns around 2,510 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,150 EUR (lowest) to 3,990 EUR (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 Portugal

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

  • Salary Range

    Cashier salaries in Portugal range from 1,150 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 3,990 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,710 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Cashier(s) are earning less than 2,710 EUR while the other half are earning more than 2,710 EUR. 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 1,740 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,740 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Cashier(s) are earning less than 3,620 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,620 EUR.

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 1,310 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,750 EUR 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 2,590 EUR per month, 48% 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 3,150 EUR per month, 22% 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 3,440 EUR 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 3,720 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Cashier average salary change by experience in Portugal

0 - 2 Years
1,310 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
1,750 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
2,590 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
3,150 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
3,440 EUR
20+ Years+8%
3,720 EUR
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 1,490 EUR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 2,350 EUR per month, 57% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 3,930 EUR per month, 68% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Cashier average salary difference by education level in Portugal

High School
1,490 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+57%
2,350 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+68%
3,930 EUR
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 Portugal earn 7% more than their female counterparts.

2,420 EUR
2,600 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Portugal for all Careers

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Cashier Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Portugal

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


Cashier(s) in Portugal are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Portugal 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.

Portugal / 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 Portugal is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Portugal 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 Portugal

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Portugal 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.

67% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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 Portugal earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
4,730 EUR
Public Sector+6%
5,010 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Cashier Salary Trend and Forecast in Portugal

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
2,170 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
2,250 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
2,330 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
2,420 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Cashier salaries in Portugal are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% 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 Portugal

14 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Portugal is 14 EUR. This means that the average Cashier in Portugal earns approximately 14 EUR 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 Portugal
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The average salary for Cashier is 52% 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 Officer3,840 EUR+53%
Area Sales Manager7,470 EUR+200%
Assistant Department Manager3,000 EUR+20%
Assistant Retail Store Manager4,290 EUR+71%
Branch Manager5,730 EUR+130%
Cashier2,510 EUR=
Cashier Manager3,920 EUR+56%
Depot Manager5,860 EUR+130%
Deputy Sales Manager5,500 EUR+120%
Distribution Director6,410 EUR+160%
Global Wholesale Manager8,260 EUR+230%
Head Cashier4,040 EUR+61%
Head of Retail6,660 EUR+170%
Head Teller3,940 EUR+57%
Inside Sales Executive4,870 EUR+94%
Inside Sales Representative3,480 EUR+39%
Inventory Manager5,380 EUR+110%
Key Account Manager4,730 EUR+88%
Medical Device Sales4,190 EUR+67%
National Customer Solution Specialist6,220 EUR+150%
Parts Salesperson3,100 EUR+24%
Project Development Manager5,920 EUR+140%
Project Manager6,030 EUR+140%
Purchasing and Sales Executive7,470 EUR+200%
Quotation Engineer3,680 EUR+47%
Relationship Manager6,700 EUR+170%
Retail Operations Manager5,640 EUR+120%
Retail Sales Associate4,190 EUR+67%
Retail Store Manager5,170 EUR+110%
Revenue Manager5,330 EUR+110%
Sales Account Manager6,280 EUR+150%
Sales Admin Executive7,360 EUR+190%
Sales Assistant2,740 EUR+9%
Sales Associate3,250 EUR+29%
Sales Consultant3,610 EUR+44%
Sales Coordinator3,770 EUR+50%
Sales Development Representative3,720 EUR+48%
Sales Engineer4,010 EUR+60%
Sales Executive6,280 EUR+150%
Sales Manager7,480 EUR+200%
Sales Officer3,460 EUR+38%
Sales Planning Analyst5,010 EUR+100%
Sales Representative3,030 EUR+21%
Sales Specialist4,760 EUR+90%
Sales Support3,140 EUR+25%
Sales Team Leader4,440 EUR+77%
Sales Trainer4,250 EUR+69%
Securities Sales Agent5,330 EUR+110%
Shipper / Receiver3,060 EUR+22%
Shop Manager5,050 EUR+100%
Store Development Administrator3,610 EUR+44%
Trade Marketing Officer5,020 EUR+100%
Treasury Officer4,980 EUR+98%
Vice President Sales7,060 EUR+180%
Visual Merchandiser3,670 EUR+46%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Funchal2,350 EUR
Lisbon2,780 EUR
Porto2,740 EUR
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