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Become A Head Cashier

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Working As A Head 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

  • $19,310

    Average Salary

What Does A Head 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 Head 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 3.0 years
Vault Cashier 2.6 years
Booth Cashier 2.5 years
Cashier/Deli Clerk 2.3 years
Casino Cashier 2.3 years
Lead Cashier 2.2 years
Credit Cashier 2.2 years
Grocery Cashier 2.1 years
Cage Cashier 2.0 years
Service Cashier 1.9 years
Cashier Operator 1.8 years
Front End Cashier 1.7 years
Key Holder 1.7 years
Check Cashier 1.7 years
Parking Cashier 1.7 years
Waiter And Cashier 1.7 years
Cashier/Sales 1.6 years
Bookseller/Cashier 1.6 years
Cashier/Closer 1.6 years
Baker/Cashier 1.6 years
Sales Associate 1.6 years
Cashier 1.6 years
Cashier Associate 1.5 years
Check Out Cashier 1.5 years
Hostess Cashier 1.4 years
Concession Cashier 1.4 years
Cashier/Host 1.4 years
Restaurant Cashier 1.4 years
Retail Cashier 1.4 years
Floor Cashier 1.3 years
Front Cashier 1.3 years
Overnight Cashier 1.2 years
Junior Cashier For 1.0 years
Seasonal Cashier 0.5 years
Top Employers Before
Cashier 26.8%
Manager 3.3%
Internship 2.7%
Server 2.7%
Volunteer 2.2%
Waitress 2.2%
Teller 1.9%
Supervisor 1.8%
Top Employers After
Cashier 14.1%
Teller 4.2%
Manager 3.7%
Server 3.3%
Internship 2.7%
Supervisor 2.3%

Head Cashier Demographics

Gender

Female

78.1%

Male

20.0%

Unknown

1.9%
Ethnicity

White

78.0%

Hispanic or Latino

14.0%

Asian

6.1%

Unknown

1.5%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

74.9%

French

4.7%

Portuguese

3.0%

Arabic

2.2%

Hindi

1.9%

Italian

1.6%

German

1.4%

Russian

1.2%

Japanese

1.2%

Polish

1.1%

Korean

0.9%

Chinese

0.9%

Mandarin

0.8%

Tagalog

0.8%

Swedish

0.6%

Hebrew

0.6%

Carrier

0.6%

Urdu

0.6%

Hmong

0.5%

Croatian

0.5%
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Head Cashier Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

22.9%

Ashford University

7.1%

Southern New Hampshire University

6.6%

Kaplan University

6.0%

Grand Canyon University

4.5%

Strayer University

4.4%

Liberty University

4.3%

Miami Dade College

4.3%

Troy University

3.9%

Northern Virginia Community College

3.9%

University of Central Florida

3.6%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

3.6%

Houston Community College

3.5%

Valencia College

3.4%

Eastern Michigan University

3.1%

Delgado Community College

3.1%

Nassau Community College

3.1%

Everest Institute

3.0%

Georgia Perimeter College

3.0%

Tidewater Community College

2.8%
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Majors

Business

23.8%

Criminal Justice

7.8%

Accounting

7.5%

Psychology

7.5%

Health Care Administration

6.6%

Medical Assisting Services

5.7%

Nursing

5.5%

General Studies

5.2%

Liberal Arts

3.5%

Communication

3.1%

Management

3.0%

Biology

2.8%

Education

2.7%

English

2.4%

Human Resources Management

2.4%

Cosmetology

2.3%

Marketing

2.1%

Computer Science

2.1%

Finance

1.9%

Graphic Design

1.9%
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Degrees

Other

37.7%

Bachelors

31.8%

Associate

16.9%

Certificate

5.3%

Masters

4.8%

Diploma

2.5%

License

0.7%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Top Skills for A Head Cashier

CustomerServiceSkillsFrontEndActivitiesProcessMerchandiseReturnsSuperviseCustomerComplaintsLossPreventionIssuesSalesFloorBankDepositsServiceDeskCustomerSatisfactionCheckoutStationsPhoneCallsPOSCompanyPoliciesCustomerServiceIssuesProcessingSalesTransactionsFrontEndOperationsCustomerInquiriesSpecialOrdersCustomerTransactions

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Top Head Cashier Skills

  1. Customer Service Skills
  2. Front End Activities
  3. Process Merchandise Returns
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills, able to handle difficult customers with professionalism and assist in resolving problems.
  • Managed the front end activities by proactively visiting Customer Service and other registers.
  • Answer customers questions Maintain clean and orderly checkout areas Request information or assistance using paging systems Process merchandise returns and exchanges Inventory
  • Provided direct customer service and resolved customer issues Supervised employee task delegation and decision making
  • Provided exceptional assistance at the Customer Service counter by processing returns, answering customer questions and resolving customer complaints.

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