What do they do?

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.

Also known as:

Cashier, Center Aisle Cashier, Central Aisle Cashier, Checker, Customer Assistant, Grocery Clerk, Sales Associate, Sales Clerk, Toll Collector

Typical Wages

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Cashiers is projected to Decline 4 percent from 2020 to 2030

Projected Employment in VA

No Data Available
  • -4.9%


    Ranks #52 in job growth rate

    Job Openings

    Ranks #11 in net job growth

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Education Level

Percent of workers in this field with these degrees:

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree  (<1%)
  • Master's degree  (2%)
  • Bachelor's degree  (10%)
  • Associate's degree  (8%)
  • Some college, no degree  (24%)
  • High school diploma equivalent  (42%)
  • Less than high school diploma  (14%)

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Reconcile records of sales or other financial transactions.
  • Process sales or other transactions.
  • Explain technical product or service information to customers.
  • Answer customer questions about goods or services.
  • Calculate costs of goods or services.
  • Maintain records of sales or other business transactions.
  • Provide customers with general information or assistance.
  • Issue money, credit, or vouchers.
  • Monitor sales activities.
  • Greet customers, patrons, or visitors.
  • Prepare cash for deposit or disbursement.
  • Train sales personnel.
  • Supervise sales or support personnel.
  • Calculate weights, volumes or other characteristics of materials.
  • Pay charges, fees, or taxes.
  • Clean work areas.
  • Record sales or transactions data.
  • Answer telephones to direct calls or provide information.
  • Package objects for shipping.
  • Prepare outgoing shipments.
  • Communicate with other workers to coordinate activities.
  • Sell products or services.
  • Assist customers to ensure comfort or safety.
  • Stock products or parts.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 28.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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