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Gas Station Cashier Job Description, Career as a Gas Station Cashier, Salary, Employment - Definition and Nature of the Work, Education and Training Requirements, Getting the Job

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Education and Training None

Salary Median—$7.54 per hour

Employment Outlook Good

Definition and Nature of the Work

Gas station cashiers process gas and product purchases. They also provide information and give directions to travelers.

Some cashiers work in small gas stations with only a few gas pumps; most work in larger stations that include convenience stores, which sell snacks, beverages, and car and travel accessories such as maps and window washing fluid. Many transactions require the handling of cash and making change, but the widespread use of credit cards has made the job easier and faster. Cashiers usually use cash registers and bar-code scanning devices.

In some establishments, cashiers control the gas pumps electronically. They may also monitor air pumps, vacuum cleaners, and automated car washing equipment.

Education and Training Requirements

While most employers prefer to hire high school graduates, the job has no formal educational requirements. Courses in math, accounting, and computers can be helpful. Because contact with the public is constant, applicants must enjoy working with people and be courteous and patient.

No work experience is necessary. New hires are trained on the job under the supervision of experienced employees. Training usually lasts only a few days.

Getting the Job

Job seekers can apply directly to gas station managers. Newspaper classified ads and Internet job sites may list opportunities in this field.

Advancement Possibilities and Employment Outlook

Gas station cashiers may advance to head cashier or be offered full-time work if they have part-time positions.

The employment outlook for gas station cashiers is good through 2014, especially for young workers who are willing to work part time. Turnover is high, so new workers are often needed to fill positions of workers who have taken other jobs.

Working Conditions

Cashiers can work part time or full time. Night, weekend, and holidays hours may be required.

Almost all cashiers work indoors, sometimes behind protective windows. While robberies occur, most gas stations have safety equipment and procedures to protect their employees. Work may be repetitive and may be include long periods of inactivity, especially late at night.

Where to Go for More Information

Service Station Dealers of America/National Coalition of Petroleum Retailers and Allied Trades 1532
Pointer Ridge Pl., Ste. E
Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 390-4405
http://www.ssda-at.org

Earnings and Benefits

In 2004 the median salary of gas station cashiers was $7.54 per hour. Some full-time employees received benefits, such as health insurance.

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over 4 years ago

Ronald I realize your comment was over a year ago, however I don't think your argument is quite fair as your grammar, and spelling are completely lacking in any substance or sense. I don't think it is racist to want illegals to be sent back to their respective countries. I understand many come to the US for opportunity, but they don't go about it correctly, they should try to get into the states by coming legally, and applying for citizenship. It controls the amount of immigrants in a way that doesn't effect the economy. I am sorry to say but as a country we need to worry about our own citizens before accommodating other countries. Also the way you stated your opinion seemed ignorant in itself, as you did not see that Brittany had use the words "legal person" so she is not saying immigrants as a whole but those who come here illegally. I also want to question whether or not you went to college seeing as your entire comment was unbelievably unintelligent. I would also like to point out that I, myself, have not gone to college, yet I know how to communicate effectively, which you have made quite clear, that you cannot. I have my doubts you will read this, but sometimes I feel the need to correct people when they are in the wrong. You would have been correct in what you were saying had she used the word immigrant, however this is not the case.

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over 6 years ago

brittany u can go to hell...u think coz u r white all immigrants should go back???u listen u ignorant piece.u r the one to go back to hell
man i hate ignorant peolpe!
or maybe they can go back so u can keep all the jobs u greedy thing
wat qualifications do u have?...i can bet u havent sat in a college have you?

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over 6 years ago

like to be a cashier

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almost 10 years ago

How much do gas station workers make a month?

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almost 7 years ago

a gas station person make 6 to 8 thousand per year.

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over 5 years ago

i want to know why is working is shell gas station good. and what du u get for it. what happens i need that people

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about 6 years ago



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AMJAD A. MALIK

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Summary: Seeking a position that will allow me to utilize my skills and experiences.

Job Objective: GRINDER MACHINE OPERATOR, 5 years experience

CASHIER/STOCKER, 10 years experience

Experience:

Job Title: Brown Sharp Machine Operator

Employer: Lisi Company AEROSPACE, TORRANCE, CA

Dates: 8/05 to 10/08

Duties: Operated machine, shave metal parts in the specified diameter, verified the part with the blueprint run the machine to make the part inspect the output and clean the part. DEPRT 3210 TEL 310-784-4062



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Employer: WALMART, TORRANCE, CA

Dates: 5/05 to 8/05

Duties: Moved heavy boxes of pallets through different departments and stocked shelves. TEL 310-782-6022



Job Title: Cashier

Employer: Kent Shell, Santa Monica, CA

Dates: 11/02 to 1/04

Duties: Handled money transactions, assisted customers, stocked supplies and cleaned work area. TEL 310-828-2727



Job Title: Driver

Employer: Lab Corporation, Gardena, CA

Dates: 12/98 to 6/02

Duties: Worked as a driver using company vehicle picking up and dropping off blood samples from the doctors' office to the lab. TEL 1800-227-5126



Job Title: Assembler ATM Machine

Employer: Companion System, SALT LAKE UT

Dates: 6/96 to 9/97

Duties: Operated grinding machine, assembled ATM amchines and inspected parts and finished products. TEL 801-298-8082



Skills: ASSEMBLING, ELECTRIC WELDER, DRIVER/CUSTOMER SERVICE, CASH HANDLING, MACHINE OPERATOR, WAREHOUSE WORK

Additional Comments: I am able to handle multiple tasks, follow instructions, read blueprint, accept assignments with enthusiasm and reliable.

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over 8 years ago

how much do gas station assistents make a week or month or a year?

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over 5 years ago


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AMJAD A. MALIK
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Summary: Seeking a position that will allow me to utilize my skills and experiences.
Job Objective: GRINDER MACHINE OPERATOR, 5 years experience
CASHIER/STOCKER, 10 years experience
Experience:
Job Title: Brown Sharp Machine Operator
Employer: Lisi Company AEROSPACE, TORRANCE, CA
Dates: 8/05 to 10/08
Duties: Operated machine, shave metal parts in the specified diameter, verified the part with the blueprint run the machine to make the part inspect the output and clean the part. DEPRT 3210 TEL 310-784-4062 Deburring machine operator 2 years experience.

Job Title: Stocker
Employer: WALMART, TORRANCE, CA
Dates: 5/05 to 8/05
Duties: Moved heavy boxes of pallets through different departments and stocked shelves. TEL 310-782-6022

Job Title: Cashier
Employer: Kent Shell, Santa Monica, CA
Dates: 11/02 to 1/04
Duties: Handled money transactions, assisted customers, stocked supplies and cleaned work area. TEL 310-828-2727

Job Title: Driver
Employer: Lab Corporation, Gardena, CA
Dates: 12/98 to 6/02
Duties: Worked as a driver using company vehicle picking up and dropping off blood samples from the doctors' office to the lab. TEL 1800-227-5126

Job Title: Assembler ATM Machine
Employer: Companion System, SALT LAKE UT
Dates: 6/96 to 9/97
Duties: Operated grinding machine, assembled ATM amchines and inspected parts and finished products. TEL 801-298-8082

Skills: ASSEMBLING, ELECTRIC WELDER, DRIVER/CUSTOMER SERVICE, CASH HANDLING, MACHINE OPERATOR, WAREHOUSE WORK
Additional Comments: I am able to handle multiple tasks, follow instructions, read blueprint, accept assignments with enthusiasm and reliable.
References: Available on request


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almost 6 years ago

looking for night job

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about 7 years ago

wtf? I make $10.75 an hour working at my dads Exxon gas station. And I do nothing but sell weed to the blacks and the mexicans. I love my job. I'm also studying law at my WCU. I cant wait to leave though. I'm afraid i'll get caught someday.

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over 6 years ago

i im hitesh i have 10 year experiance in fule sales so i need to godd jobs in uae

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over 6 years ago

i want a job

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almost 8 years ago

what if a person is not legal can he get the job

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about 7 years ago

if a person is not legal maybe they should go back to there own country

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over 1 year ago

shell NG recruitment[8 positions],contact the HR manager for help 09038232407

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about 4 years ago

Helo and salam im mohd junaid im indian

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about 4 years ago

I HAVE OVER 35 YEARS OF SERVICE . I NEVER MISS WORK ,. RICHARD WAECHTER -OTHEBIRD@YAHOO.COM 402 S. THIRD ST. MEBANE,NC -27302 -I AM HONEST-RELIABLE -DEPENDABLE -TRUSTWORTHY. NO ALCOHOL-NO CRIMINAL BACKGROUND NEVER SMOKED NEVER DID DRUGS . I HAVE ACLEAN BILL OF HEALTH . WHY DONT STORES EMPLOYERS HIRE QUALITY EMPLOYEES -.LESS PROBLEMS -YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE -GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND PEOPLE YOU CAN COUNT ON AND BE RELIABLE --ONLY IN NC. THANKS -LET THEM ALL KNOW -BECAUSE I WILL WORK -TAKE LESS AND THEY GET A QUALITY EMPLOYEE THAT WILL ACCOMPLISH MORE THAN MOST .

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about 4 years ago

thank u very much for the precious information.I was searching for all these info.God bless internet.

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about 4 years ago

thank u very much for the precious information.I was searching for all these info.God bless internet.

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over 4 years ago

I need gas station and cashier training classes.This is a certificate one day course.
Please reply.

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almost 5 years ago

It is my opinion , to rise a hourly rate into an exceptable level where as it well be more comfortable for the worker, because it is they how is protecting ur merchandise and welling to work on holidays & face dangerous situations when time arises.I hope this as helped, this will elimate turnovers.

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over 5 years ago

i want to know why is working is shell gas station good. and what du u get for it. what happens i need that people

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over 5 years ago

i want to know why is working is shell gas station good. and what du u get for it. what happens i need that people

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almost 6 years ago

I like working with people.

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over 6 years ago

my name is siem and I'm a high school student

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over 6 years ago

hiiii.

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over 6 years ago

h, i'am looking work, cashier, i have experiance a lot of years, work in that, thanks,