What does a Cashier do?

Cashiers work to provide customers with fast and friendly service while ensuring accuary at the sales counter. Cashiers generally take orders, ring them up on a register, collect payments and make change, and issue receipts. Cashiers are oftentimes asked to help with other tasks around the place of business during their down time. They are needed at a wide variety of places ranging from grocery stories and retail shops to restaurants and gas stations.

Cashiers must have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED). Aside from this, cashiers need to have great interpersonal skills in order to provide customers with great service. Additionally, the best cashiers are outgoing, friendly, detail-oriented, and comfortable moving at a fast pace.

  • Collect cash, checks, and credit card payments from customers
  • Make change accurately and efficiently
  • Issue receipts to customers
  • Deal with returns and refunds as necessary
  • Maintain cash control over register drawer and verify amounts are correct
  • Answer customer questions as they arise
  • Calculate customer bills through cash register ringing
  • Help with other tasks as needed including managing shelves, tracking inventory, and keeping the store clean
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
  • 3-6 months experience handling money and working with a cashier
  • Ability to read and understand instructions
  • Ability to add, substract, multiply, and divide easily and quickly
  • Experience operating a cash register
  • Proficient cashier and clerical skills
  • Comfortable with cash handling
  • Strong customer service skills

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
25%
2 - 4
1%
5 - 7
0%
8+
74%

Cashier Seniority Levels

L2
Cashier
$23,929/yr
L3
L4
Retail Leader
$23,799/yr
Team Member
18% made the transition
Business Development Manager
33% made the transition
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Cashier Salaries

Average Base Pay

$23,929 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$18K
Median: $24K
$32K
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