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Working As A Service 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

  • $20,776

    Average Salary

What Does A Service 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 Service 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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Service Cashier Demographics

Gender

Female

80.4%

Male

17.9%

Unknown

1.7%
Ethnicity

White

55.2%

Hispanic or Latino

24.3%

Black or African American

10.3%

Asian

6.6%

Unknown

3.6%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

73.4%

French

4.3%

Filipino

2.7%

Italian

1.6%

Portuguese

1.6%

German

1.6%

Polish

1.6%

Arabic

1.6%

Swedish

1.1%

Vietnamese

1.1%

Bosnian

1.1%

Greek

1.1%

Tagalog

1.1%

Navajo

1.1%

Chinese

1.1%

Japanese

1.1%

Urdu

1.1%

Swahili

0.5%

Romanian

0.5%

Hindi

0.5%
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Service Cashier Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.0%

Northern Virginia Community College

11.5%

Valencia College

6.3%

University of Central Florida

6.3%

Pima Community College

5.2%

Miami Dade College

4.7%

Cerritos College

4.7%

Sierra College

4.2%

Texas State University

4.2%

Palomar College

4.2%

Anne Arundel Community College

4.2%

American InterContinental University

4.2%

Fresno City College

3.7%

Blinn College

3.7%

Ashford University

3.7%

Texas A&M University

3.7%

Broward College

3.7%

Southwest Tennessee Community College

3.7%

University of Alabama

3.1%

Nassau Community College

3.1%
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Majors

Business

22.9%

Accounting

8.9%

Criminal Justice

7.8%

Psychology

7.3%

Nursing

7.2%

General Studies

6.1%

Health Care Administration

5.8%

Medical Assisting Services

5.6%

Liberal Arts

3.2%

Education

2.7%

Communication

2.7%

Computer Science

2.5%

English

2.5%

Management

2.4%

Fine Arts

2.3%

Marketing

2.1%

Elementary Education

2.0%

Political Science

2.0%

Medical Technician

2.0%

Cosmetology

1.9%
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Degrees

Other

40.5%

Bachelors

31.1%

Associate

16.6%

Certificate

5.2%

Masters

3.1%

Diploma

2.6%

License

0.7%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Top Skills for A Service Cashier

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  1. Customer Service
  2. Credit Card
  3. Service Department Telephone
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Managed wide variety of customer service and administrative tasks to resolve customer issues quickly and efficiently.
  • Maintained accounting for cashiering including cash and credit card accounts
  • Answer the service department telephone, transfer calls to the people requested or best suited to take the calls.
  • Process service repair orders including accepting customer payments and reconciling daily reports.
  • Trained incoming cashiers*Wrote policies and procedures*Audited*Assist customers *Inform customers of the status of their cars*Warranty claims

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