What does a Host/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
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.3 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.1 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Host/Cashier Salaries

Average Base Pay

$24,578 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$20K
Median: $25K
$30K
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Host/Cashier Career Path

Learn how to become a Host/Cashier, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Cashier
$24,876/yr
L3
L4
Retail Leader
$48,815/yr
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Host/Cashier Insights

Read what Host/Cashier professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Dunkin' DonutsDunkin' Donuts
Cashier
Jun 10, 2021

“I loved working here the store i was at the manager was super nice and understanding”

Taco BellTaco Bell
Fast Food Cashier
Aug 18, 2021

“real nice and fun man I love working here I wish this would be my job forever”

Chick-fil-AChick-fil-A
Cashier/Bagger
Jun 1, 2020

“Some of the cons of working here is that sometimes people can be rude or disrespectful but I can handle that”

loanDepotloanDepot
Cashier
Aug 19, 2021

“Good people to work but some angry fans so you have to be fast which I am good at that”

Costco WholesaleCostco Wholesale
Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)
Oct 23, 2020

“Great Pay and they allow me to work on a flexible schedule because I am a full”

Trader Joe'sTrader Joe's
Cashier
Aug 1, 2021

“Fun that is amazing place to work have fun live more enjoy life and make money”

PrimarkPrimark
Cashier
Jul 17, 2020

“Great company to work to start your career and job perspective made so much money and than left within 6 months”

WingstopWingstop
Cashier
Oct 1, 2020

“The people is really based on where you work on whether they are nice or not.”

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