At entry level, a Cashier takes home a base pay of P7,000 - P11,800 per month and may even go up to P15,000 per month for those highly-trained and experienced.

Basic Educational Requirement

The minimum requirement to be a Cashier is a high school diploma or any four-year course, or one to three months related experience and/or training. Any equivalent combination of education and experience is an advantage.

Cost of Education *

There is no specific educational requirement to be a Cashier. However, employers often prefer applicants with a bachelors degree particularly if one is applying in the banking and finance sector. A four year course would normally range from P15,000 - P25,000 per semester in private universities and about P7,000 to P10,000 in public institutions.

Employment Opportunities

There are numerous opportunities for cashiers and these can be found in any of the following establishments: supermarkets, convenience stores, movie theaters, ticket agencies, casinos, and banks among others. Cashiers can work in the following industries: Manufacturing, Electricity, Gas and Water Supply, Wholesale and Retail Trade, Hotel and Restaurants, Transport, Storage and Communication, Financial Intermediaton, Real Estate, Renting and Business Activities, Public Administration and Defense, Compulsory Social Security, Education , Health and Social Work, Other Community, Social and Personal Service Activities and in Private Households.

Prospects for Career Advancement

Prospects for advancement include promotion to a full-time position for those working part-time, head cashier or cash office clerk, or another position with more responsibility.

Nature of Work

A Cashier receives and disburses money in establishments other than financial institutions. The job usually involves use of electronic scanners, cash registers, or related equipment. Cashiers are also often involved in processing credit or debit card transactions and in validating checks.


  • Computes and records totals of transactions;
  • Counts money in cash drawers at the beginning of shifts to ensure that amounts are correct and that there is adequate change;
  • Establishes or identifies prices of goods, services or admission, and tabulates bills using calculators, cash registers, or optical scanners;
  • Issues receipts, refunds, credits, or change due to customers;
  • Processes merchandise return and ex-changes;
  • Receives payment by cash, check, credit cards, vouchers, or automatic debits;
  • Calculates total payments received during a time period, and reconciles these with total sales; and
  • Keeps periodic balance sheets of amounts and number of transactions

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions;
  • Ability to add and subtract in order to make change, complete shift reports, and account for numbers of a variety of products;
  • Must be able to do repetitious work accurately; and
  • Ability to operate all equipment necessary to perform the job.

Physical Attributes and Characteristics

  • Manual dexterity;
  • Can deal tactfully and pleasantly with customers;
  • Neat in appearance;
  • Physically fit; and
  • Can work on varied hours/days, including nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.

* Based on 2011 rates.