During certain times of the year, stores need to hire seasonal cashiers to help take care of the demand. A seasonal cashier usually works around the busiest times of the year for stores, such as Christmas, New Year's, and Black Friday. In essence, they perform all the duties of a regular cashier, but only for a predetermined time.
The main job function of a seasonal cashier is to process purchases. This involves scanning items, taking payments or cards, giving customers their receipts, and putting items in bags (if there is no bagger). However, they may also perform additional duties like answering customer queries, processing returns, stocking shelves, and generating sales reports from the POS.
The minimum requirement for this role is a high school diploma, but school leavers and even high school students can become seasonal cashiers. Experience as a cashier is also a must since seasonal cashiers are usually not given training on the job.
The average wage for a seasonal cashier is $13 an hour. Hence, your annual earnings will depend on how many hours and days you work in a year.