|Quick Facts: Cashiers|
|2012 Median Pay||
$18,970 per year
$9.12 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Less than high school|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||Short-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||3,338,900|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||3% (Slower than average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||86,500|
Cashiers handle payments from customers purchasing goods and services.
Most cashiers work indoors, usually in retail establishments such as supermarkets, department stores, movie theaters, and restaurants.
Cashiers are usually trained on the job. There are usually no formal educational requirements.
The median hourly wage for cashiers was $9.12 in May 2012.
Employment of cashiers is projected to grow 3 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Retail sales are expected to grow, leading to increased need for cashiers over the projections decade.
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