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Become A Cashier

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Working As A Cashier

  • 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

  • $25,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Cashier 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

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 Demographics

Gender

Female

61.9%

Male

23.4%

Unknown

14.7%
Ethnicity

White

60.4%

Hispanic or Latino

18.2%

Black or African American

11.9%

Asian

6.1%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

73.6%

French

6.3%

Arabic

1.9%

German

1.8%

Chinese

1.8%

Portuguese

1.6%

Mandarin

1.5%

Japanese

1.5%

Hindi

1.4%

Russian

1.3%

Italian

1.2%

Vietnamese

0.9%

Cantonese

0.9%

Korean

0.8%

Tagalog

0.7%

Polish

0.7%

Urdu

0.7%

Hmong

0.7%

Swedish

0.4%

Greek

0.3%
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Cashier Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

20.2%

The Academy

11.1%

Kaplan University

6.0%

Miami Dade College

5.6%

Everest Institute

5.3%

Ashford University

5.2%

Houston Community College

4.5%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

4.1%

Remington College

3.8%

Broward College

3.6%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3.4%

Strayer University

3.4%

Valencia College

3.3%

Liberty University

3.3%

Northern Virginia Community College

3.1%

Southern New Hampshire University

2.9%

University of Central Florida

2.9%

Grand Canyon University

2.8%

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

2.8%

Georgia State University

2.7%
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Majors

Business

18.9%

Medical Assisting Services

9.6%

Nursing

9.4%

Criminal Justice

8.3%

Health Care Administration

6.8%

Psychology

6.7%

General Studies

5.9%

Accounting

5.6%

Cosmetology

3.2%

Communication

2.9%

Biology

2.9%

Liberal Arts

2.9%

Education

2.8%

Computer Science

2.6%

Pharmacy

2.2%

English

2.0%

Graphic Design

2.0%

Management

1.9%

Early Childhood Education

1.8%

Nursing Assistants

1.8%
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Degrees

Other

42.9%

Bachelors

26.0%

Associate

17.3%

Certificate

6.4%

Diploma

3.6%

Masters

2.8%

License

0.8%

Doctorate

0.2%
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Average Yearly Salary
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$20,000
Min 10%
$25,000
Median 50%
$25,000
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Median 50%
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Median 50%
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Median 50%
$31,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Kroger
Highest Paying City
Billings, MT
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
1.8 years
How much does a Cashier make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Cashier in the United States is $25,112 per year or $12 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $20,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $31,000.

Real Cashier Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Cashier Big Apple Supermarket Richmond, VA Mar 11, 2015 $50,357
Cashier Wakefield Convenience Store, Inc. Wakefield, VA Jul 21, 2015 $34,237
Cashier Russell Edward Dodson Rockville, MD May 27, 2016 $26,088
Cashier Aisha Inc. Mashpee, MA Nov 30, 2015 $25,667
Cashiers Pacpizza, LLC Oakland, CA Oct 23, 2015 $25,480
Cashiers (Customer Service) Pacpizza, LLC Oakland, CA Apr 26, 2016 $25,480
Cashier John & J's Corp Los Angeles, CA Jun 16, 2016 $25,044
Cashiers ABY Inc. Laurel, MD Jul 22, 2016 $24,586
Cashier Ranisharma Inc. DBA 7-Eleven Huntingtown, MD Dec 02, 2016 $24,315
Cashier K & L Services, Inc. Thousand Oaks, CA Aug 18, 2015 $24,294
Cashiers/Clerks Sconset General Store Siasconset, MA May 01, 2016 $24,147
Cashier-Clerks Sconset General Store Nantucket, MA May 25, 2015 $24,042
Cashiers Joe & Son Appliance Center, Inc. Provincetown, MA May 01, 2015 $24,042
Cashiers Courtney, LLC Dba Backwater Trading Co. Edgartown, MA May 01, 2015 $24,042
Cashier Jang Il Corporation Tucson, AZ Aug 14, 2015 $21,840
Cashiers Everyday Happy Day Los Angeles, CA Mar 10, 2016 $21,840
Cashier RCC Poultry Enterprises, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Nov 03, 2016 $21,819
Cashier L Square Investment Group, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Sep 14, 2016 $21,819
Cashier Entry Inc. Los Angeles, CA Feb 06, 2016 $21,819
Cashier Christopher Stephens Montauk, NY Apr 05, 2016 $21,496
Cashiers S and S Market Inc./Dba East Hampton IGA East Hampton, NY Apr 01, 2016 $21,496
Cashiers Amagansett Super Savers Amagansett, NY Apr 14, 2016 $21,496
Cashier Grand Hotel LLC Mackinac Island, MI Apr 01, 2016 $18,366
Cashiers MacKinac Island Carriage Tours, Inc. Mackinac Island, MI May 10, 2016 $18,366
Cashier Chicago Food Corporation Chicago, IL Nov 16, 2016 $18,325
Cashier Chicago Food Corporation Chicago, IL Jul 14, 2016 $18,325
Cashier Chicago Food Corporation Chicago, IL Jul 27, 2016 $18,325

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Top Skills for A Cashier

  1. Customer Service
  2. Process Merchandise Returns
  3. Food Safety
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Thrived within busy, high-volume environment requiring the ability to prioritize and provide exceptional customer service.
  • Process merchandise returns/exchanges while managing cash drawer.
  • Ensured food safety procedures were executed according to health/sanitation regulations.
  • Received payment by cash, check, credit cards, or automatic debits, issued receipts or change due to customers.
  • Assisted store manager in maintaining literature, product displays, sales floor inventory, and training of new employees and cashiering.

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Top 10 Best States for Cashiers

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  2. North Dakota
  3. Vermont
  4. Wyoming
  5. Illinois
  6. Minnesota
  7. Ohio
  8. Alaska
  9. Nebraska
  10. Nevada
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