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How to become a Cashier

To work as a cashier, the following may be required of you:

  1. Start with a high school diploma or GED. Most employers prefer candidates with this basic qualification but who have the basic skills to excel on the job.
  2. Develop other job skills to work effectively as a cashier. Mathematics skills and computer skills can be useful for a cashier.
  3. Get employment as a cashier to learn more job skills. You can find employment in places like restaurants, pharmacies and grocery stores.
  4. Get additional training and education to advance your cashier career. For example, completing courses on bookkeeping and sales can go a long way to help you attain new and higher positions in the profession.
How to become: Retail Sales Associate · Sales Associate · Customer Service Representative · Crew Member · Server
These qualifications are required: Food Handler Certification · Driver's License · ServSafe
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What skills help Cashiers find jobs?

  • Basic math
  • Bilingual
  • Cash handling
  • Cashiering
  • Communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Computer skills
  • Customer service
  • English
  • Food service
  • Guest relations
  • Guest services
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Career progression for Cashier

Education levels for Cashiers

Based on the requirements of Cashier job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.
required level of educationpercent of job openings
High school diploma or GED81.0%
Bachelor's degree7.5%
Associate's degree7.5%
Middle school education3.3%
Master's degree0.6%
Doctoral degree0.1%
High school diploma or GED0.0%
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Expected salary by experience

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Cashier in the United States within the last three years.
Years of experienceAnnual salary in USD
0 - 4$18,900
4 - 8$20,400
8 - 12$21,000
12 - 16$21,500
16 - 20$21,600
20 - 24$21,800
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Common qualifications for Cashiers

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