Cashiers

General Information

Description

Receive and disburse money in establishments other than financial institutions. May use electronic scanners, cash registers, or related equipment. May process credit or debit card transactions and validate checks.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only)
  • General Merchandise Stores
  • Gasoline Stations

Job Outlook

Employment of cashiers is projected to decline 4 percent from 2018 to 2028.  Although retail sales are expected to increase over the next decade, employment of cashiers is expected to decline because of advances in technology, such as the use of self-service checkout stands in retail stores and increasing online sales.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$22,430

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$25,030
$17,690
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 67%
  • Less than high school 30%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Computers and Electronics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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