SOC: 41-2011.00


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.

National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
3,424,200 employed

Projected (2024):
3,491,100 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

Alternate Titles:

  • Admissions Gate Attendant
  • All Purpose Clerk (APC)
  • Auction Clerk
  • Bartender
  • Bottle Booth Attendant
  • Box Office Attendant
  • Bridge Toll Collector
  • Cafeteria Clerk
  • Cafeteria or Lunchroom Checker
  • Cage Cashier
  • Cash Checker
  • Cash Office Worker
  • Cash Person
  • Cash Register Operator
  • Cashier
  • Cashier and Salesperson
  • Cashier Host/Hostess
  • Cashier or Checker Stock Clerk
  • Cashier Wrapper
  • Casino Change Attendant
  • Center Aisle Cashier
  • Central Aisle Cashier
  • Change Booth Attendant
  • Change Person
  • Check Cashier
  • Check Out Cashier
  • Check Out Clerk
  • Checker
  • Checker Cashier
  • Checkout Operator
  • Clerk
  • Clerk Cashier
  • Clerk Checker
  • Collector
  • Convenience Store Clerk
  • Courtesy Booth Cashier
  • Credit Cashier
  • Customer Assistant
  • Customer Service Associate
  • Customer Service Representative (CSR)
  • Customer Service Specialist
  • Disbursement Clerk
  • Disbursing Agent
  • Disbursing Officer
  • Drivers' Cash Clerk
  • Fare Collector
  • Fast Food Cashier
  • Floor Cashier
  • Food Checker
  • Front End Assistant
  • Gas Station Cashier
  • Grocery Cashier
  • Grocery Checker
  • Grocery Clerk
  • Grocery Clerk, Checking
  • Grocery Clerk, Selling
  • Head Cashier
  • Hostess Cashier
  • Hotel and Dining Room Cashier
  • Hotel Dining Room Cashier
  • Information Clerk Cashier
  • Landfill Attendant
  • Merchandising Assistant
  • Money Counter
  • Mutuel Cashier
  • Mutuel Clerk
  • Mutuel Teller
  • Parimutuel Ticket Cashier
  • Parimutuel Ticket Seller
  • Paymaster of Purses
  • Point of Sale Associate
  • Restaurant Cashier
  • Retail Cashier
  • Sales Assistant
  • Sales Associate
  • Sales Clerk
  • Sales Store Checker
  • Service Counter Cashier
  • Service Station Cashier
  • Sheet Writer
  • Snack Bar Cashier
  • Station Cashier
  • Store Cashier
  • Store Clerk Cashier
  • Store Clerk Checker
  • Teller
  • Ticket Agent
  • Ticket Clerk
  • Ticket Dispatcher
  • Ticket Seller
  • Toll Booth Operator
  • Toll Bridge Operator
  • Toll Collector
  • Toll Gate Keeper
  • Toll Gate Tender
  • Tube Carrier
  • Tube Room Cashier
  • Tube Teller
  • Turnstile Collector
  • Unload Associate
  • Wrapper Cashier

  • Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed


    Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.


    Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.

    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation

  • Tasks:

  • Receive payment by cash, check, credit cards, vouchers, or automatic debits.
  • Issue receipts, refunds, credits, or change due to customers.
  • Count money in cash drawers at the beginning of shifts to ensure that amounts are correct and that there is adequate change.
  • Greet customers entering establishments.
  • Establish or identify prices of goods, services or admission, and tabulate bills using calculators, cash registers, or optical price scanners.
  • Issue trading stamps and redeem food stamps and coupons.
  • Answer customers' questions, and provide information on procedures or policies.
  • Cash checks for customers.
  • Weigh items sold by weight to determine prices.
  • Calculate total payments received during a time period, and reconcile this with total sales.
  • Compute and record totals of transactions.
  • Sell tickets and other items to customers.
  • Keep periodic balance sheets of amounts and numbers of transactions.
  • Bag, box, wrap, or gift-wrap merchandise, and prepare packages for shipment.
  • Sort, count, and wrap currency and coins.
  • Process merchandise returns and exchanges.
  • Pay company bills by cash, vouchers, or checks.
  • Request information or assistance using paging systems.
  • Stock shelves, and mark prices on shelves and items.
  • Compile and maintain non-monetary reports and records.
  • Monitor checkout stations to ensure that they have adequate cash available and that they are staffed appropriately.
  • Post charges against guests' or patients' accounts.
  • Offer customers carry-out service at the completion of transactions.
  • Assist customers by providing information and resolving their complaints.
  • Maintain clean and orderly checkout areas and complete other general cleaning duties, such as mopping floors and emptying trash cans.
  • Assist with duties in other areas of the store, such as monitoring fitting rooms or bagging and carrying out customers' items.
  • Supervise others and provide on-the-job training.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • 10-key calculators
  • Belt conveyors
  • Cardboard balers
  • Cash registers
  • Credit card readers
  • Desktop computers
  • Electronic cash registers
  • Electronic funds transfer EFT terminals
  • Food scales
  • Gas pump controllers
  • Handheld bar code scanners
  • Laser printers
  • Lottery ticket machines
  • Money order machines
  • Personal computers
  • Stationary bar code scanners
  • Surveillance cameras
  • Ticket dispensing machines
  • Trash compactors
  • Accounting software
  • Bookkeeping software
  • Database software
  • Electronic medical record EMR software
  • Handheld computer device software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Point of sale POS software
  • ReliaSoft Prism

  • sales and related

    industry stats

    SOC: 41-0000

    Total Employed: 14,462,120

    Average Annual Salary: $39,320