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Bank Teller Salary

Bank Tellers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $10.62 per hour. With bonuses occasionally running north of $1K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $3K, and a few commissions as high as $2K, total income for Bank Tellers can range between $18K and $29K according to individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though career duration and geography have a (lesser) impact as well. Most Bank Tellers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Bank Tellers making up 78 percent. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and about one-half have dental, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$18,473 - $35,393
(Median)
$18K
$25K
$35K
MEDIAN: $24,759
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$8.45 - $13.49
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$18,473 - $35,393  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,027  
Profit Sharing
$165.70 - $3,041  
Commission
$102.41 - $1,526  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,825 - $29,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 801
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.45 - $13.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $7.57  
Overtime
$10.17 - $20.11  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,027  
   
Commission
$102.41 - $1,526  
Profit Sharing
$165.70 - $3,041  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,825 - $29,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 6,525

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Job Description for Bank Teller

Bank tellers hold one of the most visible positions at any bank or credit union. Whether it’s withdrawing funds or depositing them, at some point, each bank customer interacts with a teller; that means customer service skills are paramount in keeping the customers happy. The position also requires absolute accuracy, as being off on your “drawer” is not allowed.

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Bank Teller Tasks

  • Ensure security of all transactions and of cash supply.
  • Provide customers with information regarding personal and business accounts, as well products offered by the bank.
  • Conduct financial transactions for customers, such as deposits and withdrawals.

Common Career Paths for Bank Teller


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There are some Bank Tellers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Registered Nurses, where earnings are an average $55K annually. Bank Tellers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Assistant Branch Managers of Banking or Personal Bankers. The median paychecks in those roles are $16K higher and $12K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Bank Teller


Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), and U.S. Bank are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Bank Tellers. For Bank Tellers, comfortable salaries can be found at Citibank; in fact, average earnings are around $26K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($18K versus $32K) is great. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), TD Bank, N.A., and SunTrust Banks Inc., top-paying firms where Bank Tellers rake in a solid $25K, $24K, or $24K, respectively.

Pay for Bank Tellers is the lowest at First National Bank, which has a median salary of $19K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $27K. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. ($21K), Fifth Third Bancorp ($21K), and Federal Credit Union ($22K).

Popular Skills for Bank Teller


Survey results imply that Bank Tellers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Spanish Language, Sales, Banking, and Cash Handling are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. For most people, competency in Cash Handling indicates knowledge of Banking.

Pay by Experience Level for Bank Teller

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Bank Tellers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $22K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $25K. Bank Tellers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $26K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $27K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Bank Tellers that is 14 percent greater than the national average, San Diego offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Bank Tellers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+13 percent), Atlanta (+11 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), and Dallas (+8 percent). Trailing the national average by 6 percent, San Antonio is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Oklahoma City (6 percent less) and Pittsburgh (1 percent less).

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Experience Affects Bank Teller Salaries




National Average
$23,000


Skills That Affect Bank Teller Salaries


Banking
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Sales
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Cash Handling
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Accounting
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Customer Service
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Customer Relations
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Data Entry
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Typing
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Microsoft Office
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Mathematica
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Computer Service
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Retail
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$23,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 909 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 37%
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