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Head Teller Salary

Head Tellers in the United States pull down an average of $13.46 per hour. Total cash compensation to Head Tellers approaches anywhere from $23K on the lower end to $37K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $2K from bonuses and upwards of $2K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — years of experience and the particular employer are driving factors as well. The vast majority (85 percent) of Head Tellers who took the survey are female. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. For the most part, Head Tellers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,387 - $39,076
(Median)
$23K
$30K
$39K
MEDIAN: $30,237
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$10.89 - $16.65
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$11
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$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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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$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$23,387 - $39,076  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,775  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $2,027  
Commission
$51.52 - $2,459  
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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$23,164 - $37,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 274
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$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.89 - $16.65  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $24.54  
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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,775  
   
Commission
$51.52 - $2,459  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $2,027  
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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$23,164 - $37,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 672

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Job Description for Head Teller

Head teller directly serve customers at the counter at banks, while also performing a variety of other duties. Head tellers daily responsibilities include training new hires, managing workflow of subordinates, monitoring cash levels, creating daily reports, organizing incoming and outgoing cash shipments, filling and balancing onsite ATMs, performing teller audits, and handling customer needs. Additional head teller duties may include monitoring the vault, handling the drive-up window, assisting with safe deposit boxes, accounting for the night depository, operating a coin counting machine, and encoding checks. These individuals must rigorously follow their bank’s policies and procedures.

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Head Teller Tasks

  • Handle communication and behavior problems with customers and tellers.
  • Open and close the bank, reconcile accounts, and train staff about security.
  • Supervise, train, evaluate, and mentor bank teller staff.
  • Track key bank and staffing metrics and produce reports.

Common Career Paths for Head Teller


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For Head Tellers, progressing to a Banking Branch Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Banking Branch Manager can earn $51K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Head Teller


Salary cannot be beat at TD Bank, N.A., where median pay comes to $31K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $26K, and the higher end is not far away at $41K.

Wells Fargo Bank doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $28K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $34K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Popular Skills for Head Teller


Head Tellers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Sales, Banking, Cash Handling, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Those who learned Customer Service also tend to know Sales and Banking. Those proficient in Cash Handling are, more often than not, also skilled in Banking and Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Head Teller

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


Head Tellers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $28K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $30K. Head Tellers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $31K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $33K.

Pay Difference by Location


Tampa is home to an above-average pay rate for Head Tellers, 21 percent higher than the national average. Head Tellers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+10 percent), Philadelphia (+10 percent), Atlanta (+7 percent), and Hackensack (+4 percent). Falling short of the national average by 4 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Dallas.

Head Teller Reviews

What is it like working as a Head Teller?

Head Teller in Oklahoma City:
Pros: I like that when I have ideas about job process or new products, the management team listens and gives real consideration to my ideas.
Cons: Some older technology is still used.

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Experience Affects Head Teller Salaries




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Head Teller Salaries

Banking
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Cash Handling
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Customer Service
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National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 188 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 15%