Head Teller Salary

Head Tellers in the United States take home approximately $13.71 per hour on average. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $2K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $23K and hits $38K on the high end. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by the specific employer and experience level. The vast majority of Head Tellers (84 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. For the most part, Head Tellers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$23,705 - $39,195
(Median)
$24K
$31K
$39K
MEDIAN: $30,702
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$10.99 - $16.83
(Median)
$11
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$23,705 - $39,195  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,949  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $1,987  
Commission
$196.27 - $4,872  
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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$23,389 - $37,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 278
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.99 - $16.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$15.22 - $25.15  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,949  
   
Commission
$196.27 - $4,872  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $1,987  
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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$23,389 - $37,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 693
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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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It's not very common for Head Tellers to move on to become Banking Branch Managers. Average pay for a Banking Branch Manager is $51K annually. Head 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 $9K higher and $5K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Head Teller


TD Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Bank, Citibank, TD Banknorth, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) are all popular places to work. With a median salary of $33K, TD Bank, N.A. offers Head Tellers the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $26K and are capped at $41K.

Popular Skills for Head Teller


Survey results show that Head Tellers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Office Management, Banking, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Cash Handling are 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.


For Head Tellers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $30K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $29K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $31K in this role. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $33K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,691

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Head Tellers, busy Tampa offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Head Tellers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+8 percent), Philadelphia (+8 percent), Houston (+6 percent), and Miami (+4 percent). Dallas ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 6 percent below the national average.

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
$30,000


Skills That Affect Head Teller Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 7%

Office Management
up arrow 6%

Banking
up arrow 1%

Sales
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
0%

Cash Handling
0%

National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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