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Old 08-09-2012, 02:07 PM
 
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I'm new to the area and looking for part-time jobs while I go to grad school. What is the typical wage for customer service and cashier type jobs at some of the bigger chain stores in the area? I'm not sure what to enter when prompted for my desired wage on applications. For example, working seasonally at a large home improvement store in Pennsylvania, I made a couple dollars over minimum wage. Any help would be great.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:36 PM
 
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Hard to say. It really depends on your experience and the individual store. I've seen a lot that just pay minimum wage and some that pay up to $9.00 for inexperienced people. I think stores like Target and Wegman's pay more if you have experience to back you up and I would be surprised to see up to $12.00 per hour.
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:50 PM
 
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I had a friend who had a retail cashier's job at Tysons Mall. She got paid $10 per hour.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:47 AM
 
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Arlington County requires its contractor companies to pay a "living wage" of $13/hour to all employees--so if you can find one of those, you'll be way ahead.

Wegman's is known for having great employee benefits, but I'd guess there's a lot of competition for those jobs.

I'd look at retail shops in the most expensive area you can find, because odds are those stores will have trouble finding wage-rate employees willing to commute from areas where they can afford to live--e.g., Clarendon or upper NW DC. Then again, that probably means you as well will be making a long trek to get to work.
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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Arlington County requires its contractor companies to pay a "living wage" of $13/hour to all employees--so if you can find one of those, you'll be way ahead.

Wegman's is known for having great employee benefits, but I'd guess there's a lot of competition for those jobs.

I'd look at retail shops in the most expensive area you can find, because odds are those stores will have trouble finding wage-rate employees willing to commute from areas where they can afford to live--e.g., Clarendon or upper NW DC. Then again, that probably means you as well will be making a long trek to get to work.
That's true. I'm already commuting to northern NW DC for school from northern Prince William Co, and have to drive at different times for work would not be nice.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:51 PM
 
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I have a friend who works at Home Depot and gets paid $11/hr...
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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I'm new to the area and looking for part-time jobs while I go to grad school. What is the typical wage for customer service and cashier type jobs at some of the bigger chain stores in the area? I'm not sure what to enter when prompted for my desired wage on applications. For example, working seasonally at a large home improvement store in Pennsylvania, I made a couple dollars over minimum wage. Any help would be great.
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