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

Cashier Salaries

Average Base Pay

€11 /hour
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: €11
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Cashier Career Path

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Cashier Insights

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

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

Taco BellTaco Bell
Fast Food Cashier
18 Aug 2021

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

Sprouts Farmers MarketSprouts Farmers Market
Head Cashier
5 Jul 2021

“The products are awesome and decently priced and I enjoy helping people take control of their eating and lifestyle habits.”

1 Jun 2020

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

19 Aug 2021

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

Family Dollar StoresFamily Dollar Stores
9 Sep 2020

“I love working there it’s a nice place to work everyone is nice and chill for the most part”

Trader Joe'sTrader Joe's
1 Aug 2021

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

17 Jul 2020

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

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The most common qualifications to become a cashier is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.