An administrative cashier works in a retail environment handling clerical duties, as well as totalling customer bills and collecting payments.
Although most of these occupations require no specific education, full-time applicants are preferred to have a high school diploma or GED.
Almost all of these occupations are trained on-the-job whether or not they have previous experience, as most businesses have different procedures and systems used to maintain retail sales.
Under the direction of a supervisor or manager, these occupations include answering phones, scheduling customer appointments, reconciling customer bills and collecting payments from customers.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports cashier occupations will grow 4 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is lower than the average of all occupations. This is due to increasing popularity of purchasing goods online, as well as continued growth of retailers using self-service checkout systems.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics also reports a national median wage of $8.49 per hour in May of 2008.
2016 Salary Information for Cashiers
Cashiers earned a median annual salary of $20,180 in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On the low end, cashiers earned a 25th percentile salary of $18,450, meaning 75 percent earned more than this amount. The 75th percentile salary is $23,570, meaning 25 percent earn more. In 2016, 3,555,500 people were employed in the U.S. as cashiers.