Cashier Salaries in Buffalo, NY

Salary estimated from 41 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Last updated: November 30, 2019
Average in Buffalo, NY
$11.72 per hour
10% Above national average
  • Most Reported
$7.25
$22.00
Salary Distribution

How much does a Cashier make in Buffalo, NY?

The average salary for a Cashier is $11.72 per hour in Buffalo, NY, which is 10% above the national average. Salary estimates are based on 41 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Cashier employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for a Cashier is less than 1 year.

What Cashiers Do

Cashiers process payments from customers purchasing goods and services.

Duties

Cashiers typically do the following:

  • Greet customers
  • Scan or register customers’ purchases
  • Accept payments from customers and give change and receipts
  • Bag or wrap customers’ purchases
  • Process returns and exchanges of merchandise
  • Answer customers’ questions and provide information about store policies
  • Help customers sign up for store rewards programs or credit cards
  • Count the money in their register at the beginning and end of each shift

In some establishments, cashiers have to check the age of their customers when selling age-restricted products, such as alcohol and tobacco. Some cashiers may have duties not directly related to sales and customer service, such as mopping floors, taking out the trash, and other custodial tasks. Others may stock shelves or mark prices on items.

Cashiers use scanners, registers, or calculators to process payments and returns or exchanges of merchandise.

How to Become a Cashier

Cashiers are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements to become a cashier.

Education

Although most jobs for cashiers have no specific education requirements, some employers prefer applicants with a high school diploma or equivalent. Cashiers should have a basic knowledge of mathematics, because they need to be able to make change and count the money in their registers.

Training

Cashiers receive on-the-job training, which may last a few weeks. An experienced worker typically helps new cashiers learn how to operate equipment such as scanners or registers.

Advancement

Working as a cashier is often a means to advance to other careers in retail. For example, with experience, cashiers may become customer service representatives or retail sales workers.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Cashiers must pay attention to customers ‘ questions and explain pricing.

Customer-service skills. Cashiers must be courteous and friendly when helping customers.

Dexterity. Cashiers use their hands to operate registers and scan purchases.

Near vision. Cashiers need to see well enough to scan items and process transactions accurately.

Patience. Cashiers must be able to remain calm when interacting with customers.

Physical stamina. Cashiers stand for long periods.

Job Outlook

Employment of cashiers is projected to show little or no change from 2016 to 2026.

Although retail sales are expected to increase over the next decade, employment growth of cashiers should be limited because of advances in technology, such as the use of self-service checkout stands in retail stores and increasing online sales.

Job prospects

Job opportunities should be very good because of the need to replace the large number of workers who leave the occupation each year.

Source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
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Cashier salaries by company in Buffalo, NY
CompanyAverage salary
$13.06 per hour
$27.00 per hour
$10.89 per hour
$9.56 per hour
$9.22 per hour
$26,797 per year
Cashier salaries by location
CityAverage salary
$12.68 per hour
$10.88 per hour
$12.83 per hour
Estimated salary
$9.56 per hour
$9.49 per hour

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