Retail cashiers and check-out operators


Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)


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


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.

Typical 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.

Common job titles

Assistant, sales, petrol
Assistant, sales, forecourt
Attendant, pump (garage)
Attendant, station, filling
Pumpman (petrol station)
Cashier, check-out
Assistant, forecourt
Controller, EPOS
Cashier, sales
Cashier, shop
Assistant, till
Attendant, station, petrol
Assistant, supermarket
Attendant, garage (petrol station)
Assistant, scanner (retail trade)
Assistant, sales, supermarket
Member, team, customer (retail:
Cashier, supermarket
Operator, check-out
Cashier, station, petrol
Assistant, station, petrol
Attendant, pump, petrol
Assistant, shop, forecourt
Operative, check-out
Assistant, scanning (retail trade)
Operator, cash and wrap
Operator, scanning (retail trade)
Operator, consol (petrol station)
Assistant, cash and wrap
Cashier, forecourt
Assistant, petrol
Operator, scanner (retail trade)
Assistant, garage (petrol station)
Salesman, forecourt (garage)
Adviser, customer
Salesman, petrol (garage)
Attendant, petrol
Cashier (retail trade)
Attendant, forecourt
Clerk, check-out
Clerk, scanner (retail trade)
Assistant, sales
Clerk, scanning (retail trade)
Clerk, EPOS
Assistant, check-out
Operator, till
Operator, console (petrol station)
Operator, EPOS
Assistant, general (retail trade:
Cashier (wholesale trade)
Attendant, station, service

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.