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Working As A Cashier/Host

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Repetitive

  • $17,077

    Average Salary

What Does A Cashier/Host Do

Cashiers process payments from customers purchasing goods and services.

Duties

Cashiers typically do the following:

  • Greet customers
  • Scan or register customers’ purchases
  • Accept payments from customers and give change and receipts
  • Bag or wrap customers’ purchases
  • Process returns and exchanges of merchandise
  • Answer customers’ questions and provide information about store policies
  • Help customers sign up for store rewards programs or credit cards
  • Count the money in their register at the beginning and end of each shift

In some establishments, cashiers have to check the age of their customers when selling age-restricted products, such as alcohol and tobacco. Some cashiers may have duties not directly related to sales and customer service, such as mopping floors, taking out the trash, and other custodial tasks. Others may stock shelves or mark prices on items.

Cashiers use scanners, registers, or calculators to process payments and returns or exchanges of merchandise.

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How To Become A Cashier/Host

Cashiers are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements to become a cashier.

Education

Although most jobs for cashiers have no specific education requirements, some employers may prefer applicants with a high school diploma or equivalent. Cashiers should have a basic knowledge of mathematics, because they need to be able to make change and count the money in their registers.

Training

Cashiers receive on-the-job training, which may last a few weeks. An experienced worker typically helps new cashiers learn how to operate equipment such as scanners or registers.

Advancement

Working as a cashier is often a steppingstone to other careers in retail. For example, with experience, cashiers may become customer service representatives, retail sales workers, or sales managers.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Cashiers must pay attention to customers’ questions and explain pricing.

Customer-service skills. Cashiers must be courteous and friendly when helping customers.

Dexterity. Cashiers use their hands to operate registers and scan purchases.

Integrity. Cashiers must calculate payments accurately and be trusted to process customers’ financial information.

Patience. Cashiers must be able to remain calm when interacting with customers.

Physical stamina. Cashiers stand for long periods.

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Cashier/Host jobs

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Average Length of Employment
Head Cashier 2.5 years
Cashier/Deli Clerk 2.3 years
Lead Cashier 2.2 years
Waitress 1.9 years
Waitress/Hostess 1.9 years
Server And Hostess 1.9 years
Service Cashier 1.9 years
Cashier Operator 1.8 years
Host/Waiter 1.8 years
Server 1.8 years
Waiter And Cashier 1.7 years
Parking Cashier 1.7 years
Front End Cashier 1.7 years
Check Cashier 1.7 years
Cashier 1.6 years
Snack Bar Cashier 1.6 years
Cashier/Closer 1.6 years
Cashier/Sales 1.6 years
Baker/Cashier 1.6 years
Cashier/Dishwasher 1.5 years
Cashier Associate 1.5 years
Check Out Cashier 1.5 years
Restaurant Cashier 1.4 years
Concession Cashier 1.4 years
Retail Cashier 1.4 years
Hostess Cashier 1.4 years
Floor Cashier 1.3 years
Front Cashier 1.3 years
Hostess 1.3 years
Food Runner/Busser 1.2 years
Overnight Cashier 1.2 years
Host/Hostess 1.1 years
Cashier/Host 1.0 years
Seasonal Cashier 0.5 years
Top Employers Before
Cashier 27.2%
Server 8.1%
Internship 4.0%
Waitress 3.6%
Volunteer 3.6%
Hostess 2.9%
Assistant 2.1%
Barista 2.0%
Manager 1.8%
Top Employers After
Cashier 20.5%
Server 13.0%
Hostess 3.4%
Waitress 3.2%
Internship 3.0%
Manager 2.5%
Barista 2.5%
Teller 2.1%

Cashier/Host Demographics

Gender

Female

58.9%

Male

38.4%

Unknown

2.8%
Ethnicity

White

71.3%

Hispanic or Latino

18.5%

Asian

7.9%

Unknown

1.8%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

60.1%

Chinese

7.1%

Mandarin

5.0%

French

3.8%

Cantonese

2.9%

Vietnamese

2.1%

Korean

2.1%

Italian

2.1%

German

2.1%

Japanese

2.1%

Arabic

2.1%

Portuguese

1.7%

Hmong

1.3%

Tagalog

1.3%

Russian

0.8%

Filipino

0.8%

Hebrew

0.8%

Polish

0.8%

Hindi

0.4%

Khmer

0.4%
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Cashier/Host Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.4%

Georgia Perimeter College

5.7%

Northern Virginia Community College

5.7%

Houston Community College

5.1%

Pasadena City College

5.1%

College of Southern Nevada

5.1%

Kaplan University

5.1%

Wake Technical Community College

4.5%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

4.5%

Hinds Community College

4.5%

Orange Coast College

4.5%

Truckee Meadows Community College

4.5%

Liberty University

4.5%

Georgia Gwinnett College

4.5%

Ball State University

4.5%

California State University - Fullerton

3.8%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

3.8%

Sonoma State University

3.8%

San Jose State University

3.8%

San Francisco State University

3.8%
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Majors

Business

21.0%

Criminal Justice

9.0%

Psychology

6.8%

Nursing

6.3%

General Studies

5.9%

Medical Assisting Services

5.8%

Communication

5.5%

Biology

4.4%

Accounting

4.3%

Health Care Administration

4.1%

Computer Science

3.4%

Liberal Arts

2.9%

Kinesiology

2.8%

Sociology

2.8%

Graphic Design

2.7%

Marketing

2.7%

Hospitality Management

2.5%

English

2.5%

Cosmetology

2.4%

Early Childhood Education

2.4%
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Degrees

Other

43.1%

Bachelors

29.5%

Associate

16.9%

Certificate

4.2%

Masters

3.1%

Diploma

2.6%

License

0.5%

Doctorate

0.1%
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Top Skills for A Cashier/Host

QualityCustomerServiceTo-GoOrdersSeatCustomersSeatGuestsPhoneCallsPOSFoodOrdersGreetingCustomersFoodPreparationCustomerOrdersCommunicationSkillsCustomerSatisfactionMenuItemsDrinkOrdersPhoneOrdersSalesTransactionsBusTablesCustomerComplaintsCleanTablesResponsibilitiesi

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Top Cashier/Host Skills

  1. Quality Customer Service
  2. To-Go Orders
  3. Seat Customers
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided quality customer service by attending to patrons.
  • Served customers and cleaned tables ?Took To-Go orders, charged the bill, greeted and sat people
  • Greet and seat customers Use the register where customers pay for their meals Keep restaurant clean Keep bakery stocked
  • Coordinate with staff to properly seat guests in cabanas or couches.
  • Assisted with managerial duties including stocking, answering phone calls, and handling miscellaneous paperwork.

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