Cashiers perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Calculate total payments received at end of work shift and reconcile with total sales
B. May accept reservations and take-out orders
C. May also stock shelves and clean check-out counter area.
D. Greet customers
E. Establish or identify price of goods, services or admission and tabulate total payment required using electronic or other cash register, optical price scanner or other equipment
F. Weigh produce and bulk foods
G. Receive and process payments by cash, cheque, credit card or automatic debit
1. Retail trade - 77.0%
2. Accommodation and food services - 12.0%
3. Arts entertainment and recreation - 3.0%
4. Wholesale trade - 1.0%
5. Other services (except public administration) - 1.0%
6. Real estate and rental and leasing - 1.0%
7. Information and cultural industries - 1.0%
1. To be a cashier, you usually need some secondary school education.
2. You may have to be eligible for bonding.
3. Cashiers working in gambling casinos may need a casino gaming license.
4. With additional training or experience, you may move up the ranks to become a head cashier.
5. Almost 2 in 5 have either an undergraduate university degree or a community college diploma.
The average hourly wages for Cashiers is $8.71/HR, which is below average for occupations in the sale and service sector and are below average for all labouring and elemental occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.