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Retail cashiers and check-out operators

£4,160 Average salary at age 20
£14,040 Average Salary
29 Average hours per week


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

Main Tasks

  • Records cost of each item on cash register or by use of bar code reader and totals the amount to be paid;
  • Receives cash, cheque or debit or credit card payment, checks validity of form of payment, gives change and issues receipts for purchase;
  • Debits customer’s account in respect of purchases or services;
  • Monitors fuel taken by self-service customers or refuels vehicle if required;
  • Maintains transaction records as requested.


There are no minimum academic requirements although some employers may require GCSEs/S grades or relevant experience. Training is typically provided on-the-job. NVQs/SVQs in Retail Operations are available at Levels 1 and 2.

What Retail cashiers and check-out operators studied in higher education

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What Retail cashiers and check-out operators studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(C9) Others in biological sciences1
(L4) Social policy2
(G1) Mathematics1
(W2) Design studies6
(L3) Sociology4
(C1) Biology2
(F1) Chemistry1
(C8) Psychology6
(W1) Fine art2
(F7) Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments1
(W3) Music2
(D3) Animal science1
(F6) Geology1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences2
(W6) Cinematics & photography4
(Q3) English studies3
(L2) Politics2
(C4) Genetics1
(N5) Marketing2
(W4) Drama2
(M1) Law by area1
(M2) Law by topic2
(I2) Information systems1
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport3
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine1
(P5) Journalism1
(F4) Forensic & archaeological sciences1
(F3) Physics1
(L1) Economics1
(I6) Games1
(Q1) Linguistics1
(N1) Business studies5
(X3) Academic studies in education2
(L5) Social work1
(X1) Training teachers1
(N4) Accounting2
(C6) Sport & exercise science3
(C3) Zoology1
(P3) Media studies3
(N2) Management studies2
(V1) History by period4
(N3) Finance1
(H6) Electronic & electrical engineering1
(L6) Anthropology1
(I1) Computer science3

UK Prospects

234100 Workforce Size
3.93% Predicted decline 2021 - 2027
55554 Predicted Replacement 2021 - 2027

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