Retail Cashiers and Check-out Operators

Retail cashiers and check-out operators accept payments from customers and give change in respect of sales or services.


New workers

New workers start around £5,181. Normal pay is £11,123 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £21,947.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 226,913 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Maintains transaction records as requested.

  • Monitors fuel taken by self-service customers or refuels vehicle if required.

  • Debits customer’s account in respect of purchases or services.

  • Receives cash, cheque or debit or credit card payment, checks validity of form of payment, gives change and issues receipts for purchase.

  • Records cost of each item on cash register or by use of bar code reader and totals the amount to be paid.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Cash Handling

  • Housekeeping

  • Cashiering

  • Stock Control

  • Selling Techniques

  • Finance

  • Accounting

  • Bank Reconciliations

  • Invoicing

  • Numeracy

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Customer Service

  • Advising

  • Communication

  • Sales

  • Detail Oriented

  • Management

  • Operations

  • English Language

  • Organizational Skills

  • Microsoft Excel

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.