Occupation information for Cashiers California


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.

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Currently Employed: 388,700

Projected Annual Job Openings: 71,270

Typical Hourly Wage: $16.32 - $18.12

Typical Annual Salary: $33,950 - $37,680

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Typical education needed for entry: No formal educational credential

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: No work experience

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Less than 1 month on-the-job training

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typical job duties
  • Count money in cash drawers at the beginning of shifts to ensure that amounts are correct and that there is adequate change.
  • Receive payment by cash, check, credit cards, vouchers, or automatic debits.
  • Answer customers' questions, and provide information on procedures or policies.
  • Calculate total payments received during a time period, and reconcile this with total sales.
  • Keep periodic balance sheets of amounts and numbers of transactions.
  • Compute and record totals of transactions.
  • Help customers find the location of products.
  • Issue receipts, refunds, credits, or change due to customers.
  • Monitor checkout stations to ensure they have adequate cash available and are staffed appropriately.
  • Sort, count, and wrap currency and coins.
tools & technology
  • Bar code reader equipment
  • Cash registers
  • Commercial use scales
  • Packaging compactors
  • Ticket dispensing machines

  • Accounting software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Medical software
  • Operating system software
  • Point of sale POS software