Cashier Job Description Template

Our cashier job description template is ready to post to job boards or your career page. It provides a comprehensive list of responsibilities and requirements for junior to senior level cashiers. Copy, paste and customize it as needed, or edit and post it to multiple job boards. You’ll find the most common attributes up top.


Find Your Cashier

Cashiers are a key part of any staff, as they may be the only person that a customer interacts with in your store. There’s a good chance that this one interaction will form your customer’s opinion of your business. Who will you pick to represent your business? Our free job description template will help you get you more applicants, and better choices. 

It's easily adaptable for positions like fast food cashier, head cashier, retail cashier, legal cashier, gas station cashier and more.

What does a cashier do?

A cashier greets customers with a smile, helps them with any questions they have, enters their purchases into a point of sales system accurately, helps them complete the transaction and gives change when necessary. They also wrap or bag purchases and help to balance their register and the end of a shift. They should generally provide great customer service.

Cashier Job Ad Template

Cashier - We offer [best 2-3 things you offer applicants].

We are a growing [company type] company based in [company location] that offers its cashiers [best 3-5 things you offer applicants].

The Company: [Company name] is [detail about your company applicants will like] and [second detail about your company] and is known for providing [something your company is known for].

  • Our store [detail about your story or work space applicants will like].

  • We believe in [something your company believes that applicants will like].

The Job Position: We’re looking for a cashier with a [requirement - see our list below] and [another requirement]. Cashiers start at [dollar amount] per year. 

  • We offer [benefit you offer employees].

  • We also [another benefit you offer].

The Location: [Company name] offices are located in [city, state]. This is are is a great place to live because, [reason 1], [reason 2], [reason 3].

Why Should You Apply?

  • [Reason 1 - ex: Flexible hours.]

  • [Reason 2 - ex: Fun staff.]

  • [Reason 3 - ex: Friendly clients.]

  • [Reason 4 - ex: Opportunities for advancement.]

Why does this job ad work?

You may have noticed that Betterteam's job description sample template isn't like others you'll see posted to job boards. 

We’ve written a lot of job ads, and have learned that when they treat the job seeker like customers, focusing on specific details meant to sell applicants on the position, they do much better than the typical bullet list of responsibilities and duties. 

Cashier Requirements to Include in Your Job Posting

Need to screen more applicants out of the process so you can focus on the most hireable? Here are skills and qualifications we see often added to this job posting.

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • High school diploma or equivalent. 

  • Comfortable with handling cash and giving change.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Must maintain a professional appearance.

  • Ability to learn about products and relay information to customers accurately.

Customize this Cashier Job Ad for Your Business

Wondering how to get all the details we asked you to fill in in the sample job description above? Talk to your employees and ask them what they most like about working at your company, in this position and location.

Additional Cashier Responsibilities and Duties:

We try to limit these in our job ads, but sometimes listing them is necessary for job seeker screening. Here are typical responsibilities and duties of a cashier. The first bullet point is the primary responsibility.

  • Greeting customers with a great attitude and providing exceptional customer service.
  • Operating cash registers quickly and accurately.
  • Answering customer questions.
  • Bagging purchases as needed.
  • Balancing cash registers.
  • Making accurate change.
  • Handling returns, exchanges and complaints.
  • Answering phones as needed.
  • Maintaining a safe and clean work environment.
  • Promoting customer loyalty plans.
  • Training and developing new cashiers.
  • Helping fellow cashiers solve problems.
  • Gift wrapping purchases as needed.
  • Take responsibility for cash drawer.
  • Helping with stocking, cleaning and other duties as needed.

Average Cashier Salary - What You Should Expect To Pay

Cashiers are in the most demand in Florida, Georgia and Maryland. Medium sized cities tend to pay best for this position, followed by large cities. 

  • Large City: $18,000
  • Medium City: $18,600
  • College/Small Town: $16,800


  • Must have reliable transportation.

  • Able to maintain a positive and professional attitude toward customers.

  • At least 6 months basic computer experience.

  • Minimum 3 years experience as a cashier.