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Working As A Front Counter 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

  • $23,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Front Counter 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 Front Counter 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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Top Skills for A Front Counter Cashier

  1. Food Preparation
  2. Customer Orders
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Worked grill, fryer, and various other machines used for food preparation.
  • Work alone to fulfill customer orders and take responsibility in restocking bakery supply.
  • Provided excellent customer service to patrons coming into restaurant by successfully taking and preparing customer orders in allotted time.
  • Cashed out Customers in Drive-Thru and at Front Counter, Cleaned the Lobby, Bathrooms and also bagged Customers food.
  • Explain all menu items effectively and accurately to customers.

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Front Counter Cashier Demographics

Gender

Female

64.5%

Male

21.9%

Unknown

13.6%
Ethnicity

White

62.2%

Hispanic or Latino

16.9%

Black or African American

11.2%

Asian

6.2%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

78.5%

French

4.6%

Hmong

3.1%

Marshallese

1.5%

Portuguese

1.5%

Vietnamese

1.5%

Romanian

1.5%

Cantonese

1.5%

Tagalog

1.5%

Mandarin

1.5%

Arabic

1.5%

Italian

1.5%
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Front Counter Cashier Education

Schools

The Academy

13.4%

University of Phoenix

7.9%

Arizona State University

5.5%

Houston Community College

5.5%

Palm Beach State College

5.5%

Kilgore College

5.5%

Michigan State University

4.7%

Valencia College

4.7%

Broward College

4.7%

University of West Georgia

4.7%

Grand Rapids Community College

4.7%

Glendale Community College

3.9%

Temple University

3.9%

Florida State College at Jacksonville

3.9%

Troy University

3.9%

Georgia State University

3.9%

Old Dominion University

3.9%

Cosumnes River College

3.1%

Tyler Junior College

3.1%

Mesa Community College - Boswell

3.1%
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Majors

Business

16.6%

Medical Assisting Services

8.8%

Criminal Justice

8.3%

Nursing

8.0%

General Studies

7.2%

Psychology

5.9%

Health Care Administration

5.8%

Liberal Arts

4.3%

Accounting

4.1%

Cosmetology

3.9%

Communication

3.9%

Biology

3.6%

Graphic Design

3.4%

Nursing Assistants

3.2%

Computer Science

2.8%

Education

2.6%

Culinary Arts

2.1%

English

2.1%

Kinesiology

1.9%

Early Childhood Education

1.8%
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Degrees

Other

45.2%

Bachelors

26.4%

Associate

17.5%

Certificate

5.9%

Masters

2.4%

Diploma

2.1%

License

0.6%
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