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Become A Check Cashier

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Working As A Check 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

  • $18,740

    Average Salary

What Does A Check 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 Check 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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Average Length of Employment
Head Cashier 2.5 years
Cashier/Deli Clerk 2.3 years
Lead Cashier 2.2 years
Grocery Cashier 2.1 years
Check Cashier 2.0 years
Service Cashier 1.9 years
Cashier Operator 1.8 years
Parking Cashier 1.7 years
Front End Cashier 1.7 years
Waiter And Cashier 1.7 years
Baker/Cashier 1.6 years
Cashier/Closer 1.6 years
Cashier 1.6 years
Cashier/Sales 1.6 years
Cashier Associate 1.5 years
Check Out Cashier 1.5 years
Concession Cashier 1.4 years
Restaurant Cashier 1.4 years
Hostess Cashier 1.4 years
Retail Cashier 1.4 years
Cashier/Host 1.4 years
Floor Cashier 1.3 years
Front Cashier 1.3 years
Overnight Cashier 1.2 years
Seasonal Cashier 0.5 years
Top Employers Before
Cashier 25.5%
Waitress 4.9%
Server 4.0%
Volunteer 2.9%
Manager 2.9%
Hostess 2.7%
Internship 2.4%
Teller 2.3%
Supervisor 2.1%
Top Employers After
Cashier 21.0%
Server 5.8%
Waitress 3.4%
Teacher 2.7%
Teller 2.5%
Hostess 2.2%
Internship 2.2%
Assistant 2.2%

Check Cashier Demographics

Gender

Female

74.4%

Male

24.1%

Unknown

1.5%
Ethnicity

White

74.6%

Hispanic or Latino

17.0%

Asian

6.0%

Unknown

1.7%

Black or African American

0.7%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

74.0%

Japanese

4.0%

Russian

4.0%

Polish

4.0%

Portuguese

2.0%

Chinese

2.0%

Mandarin

2.0%

German

2.0%

Urdu

2.0%

Dari

2.0%

Carrier

2.0%
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Check Cashier Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

10.2%

Austin Community College

8.2%

University of Texas at San Antonio

7.1%

Houston Community College

7.1%

Prairie View A & M University

5.1%

Blinn College

5.1%

Iowa Central Community College

5.1%

Sam Houston State University

5.1%

University of North Texas

4.1%

Saint Louis Community College

4.1%

Texas State University

4.1%

Navarro College

4.1%

South Plains College

4.1%

Amarillo College

4.1%

Victoria College

4.1%

University of Houston

4.1%

Southwest Minnesota State University

4.1%

Liberty University

4.1%

University of Montana

3.1%

Kansas State University

3.1%
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Majors

Business

15.3%

Psychology

9.2%

Accounting

8.2%

Criminal Justice

8.0%

Medical Assisting Services

8.0%

Nursing

5.9%

General Studies

5.7%

Health Care Administration

5.5%

Education

4.8%

Computer Science

3.7%

Nursing Assistants

3.7%

Biology

3.0%

English

2.7%

Marketing

2.7%

Management

2.5%

Graphic Design

2.5%

Liberal Arts

2.3%

Photography

2.1%

Music

2.1%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.1%
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Degrees

Other

43.9%

Bachelors

28.8%

Associate

16.1%

Certificate

5.2%

Masters

3.2%

Diploma

2.5%

License

0.3%
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Top Skills for A Check Cashier

CustomerServiceSkillsChargePaymentElectronicScannerCustomerComplaintsCustomerOrdersStockShelvesFrontEndDebit/CreditCardMachinesIssueReceiptsBeverageDebitCardTransactionsLotteryTickets10-KeyCalculatorsAutomaticDebitsTransactionAmountsPOSCommunicationSkillsCustomerSatisfactionProcessCustomerTransactionsSaleItems

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Top Check Cashier Skills

  1. Customer Service Skills
  2. Charge Payment
  3. Electronic Scanner
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provide excellent customer service skills.
  • Collect cash, check, and charge payment from customer and make change for cash transactions.
  • Operated cash register and electronic scanner.
  • Identified fast and slow moving items and trends in customer complaints.
  • Prepared specialized meals for customer orders.

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