Cashiers

Cashiers

NOC
6611

Operate cash registers, price scanners, computers or other equipment to record and accept payment for the purchase of goods and services.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

515
 

Median Hourly Wage

$11.70
$11.70
Low
$13.50
High

Median Salary

$9,562
 

Typically Required

On-the-job training

Employed

8,985
 

% Working Full Time

39%
 

% Working Full Year

50%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Cashiers operate cash registers, optical price scanners, computers or other equipment to record and accept payment for the purchase of goods, services and admissions. They are employed in stores, restaurants, theatres, recreational and sports establishments, currency exchange booths, government offices, business offices and other service, retail and wholesale establishments.

Main Duties

Cashiers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Greet customers
  • Establish or identify price of goods, services or admission and tabulate total payment required using electronic or other cash register, optical price scanner or other equipment
  • Weigh produce and bulk foods
  • Receive and process payments by cash, cheque, credit card or automatic debit
  • Wrap or place merchandise in bags
  • Provide information to customers
  • Assist sports spectators and theatre patrons with seat selection
  • Calculate foreign currency exchange
  • Calculate total payments received at end of work shift and reconcile with total sales
  • Verify the age of customers when selling lottery tickets, alcohol or tobacco products
  • May accept reservations and take-out orders
  • May also stock shelves and clean check-out counter area.

Also Known As

  • box office cashier
  • cafeteria cashier
  • grocery store cashier
  • office cashier
  • racetrack cashier
  • self-serve gas bar cashier
  • theatre cashier
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Some secondary school education is usually required. High school diploma may be required by some employers.
  • A casino gaming licence may be required for cashiers working in gambling casinos.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

81.8%
Female
18.2%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

50.1%
15-24
9.8%
25-34
9.8%
35-44
13.8%
45-54
13.8%
55-64
2.8%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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32.6%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
47.2%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
2.7%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
13.8%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
3.7%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

74.9%
Retail trade
19.2%
Accommodation and food services
1.2%
Arts, entertainment and recreation
4.7%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

21.90%
Northeast
30.30%
Southeast
21.90%
Southwest
16.10%
Central
9.80%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

$12,154
Northeast
$11,715
Southeast
$10,840
Southwest
$9,766
Central
$11,054
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$11.70
$11.70
Low
$13.50
High

Southeast

$11.70
$11.70
Low
$14.00
High

Southwest

$11.70
$11.70
Low
$13.50
High

Central

$11.70
$11.70
Low
$13.25
High

Northwest

$11.70
$11.70
Low
$13.05
High
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$9,562

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$21,812

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$9,562

Newfoundland

$10,339

Prince Edward Island

$9,206

Nova Scotia

$9,734

Canada

$10,054
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

515
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

23
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

491
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

1,890
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

336
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

1,553