Coffee shop cashiers take orders for customers and ring up the total purchase amount in addition to collecting payment for purchases. Cashiers may also verbally relay orders to other employees.
Employers may require coffee shop cashiers to have graduated from high school, but employees do not need any additional formal education to perform this job.
Coffee shop cashiers must learn how to operate an electronic cash register and have basic math skills that allow them to give correct change to customers who pay cash for a purchase.
Coffee shops may also require a cashier to clean tables and count cash drawers before ending her shift.
A coffee shop cashier may work part-time or full-time and normally spends the majority of his work shift on his feet behind a cash register.
As of July 2010, cashiers working in the coffee industry reported average hourly wages of $8.12, according to a survey conducted by PayScale.com.
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.