Head Teller Salary

The average Head Teller in the United States earns approximately $13.58 per hour. Total incomes of Head Tellers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $2K from bonuses and close to $2K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $23K and $37K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but years of experience and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Head Tellers. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 85 percent of Head Tellers are female. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,512 - $39,301
(Median)
$24K
$30K
$39K
MEDIAN: $30,297
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$10.97 - $16.84
(Median)
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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
$23,512 - $39,301  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,812  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $2,013  
Commission
$50.00 - $2,500  
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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$23,355 - $37,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 275
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.97 - $16.84  
   
Overtime
$14.86 - $25.34  
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 - $1,812  
   
Commission
$50.00 - $2,500  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $2,013  
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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$23,355 - $37,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 668
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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.

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Head Tellers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Banking Branch Manager. The latter position pays an average of $51K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Head Teller


Head Tellers fill the offices of leading firms TD Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Bank, Citibank, TD Banknorth, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC). Salary cannot be beat at TD Bank, N.A., where median pay comes to $32K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $26K, and the higher end is not far away at $41K.

Salaries are easily beat at Wells Fargo Bank, where median pay comes to just $29K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $25K and ending at $35K, range in salary is rather small.

Popular Skills for Head Teller


Head Tellers only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Banking, Sales, and Cash Handling are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Cash Handling tend to be well versed 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. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $28K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $30K. For Head Tellers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary 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, 20 percent higher than the national average. Head Tellers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+9 percent), New York (+9 percent), Hackensack (+4 percent), and Atlanta (+3 percent). With compensation 5 percent below the national average, Dallas is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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

Operations Management
up arrow 7%

Banking
up arrow 2%

Sales
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
0%

Cash Handling
0%

National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 181 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 14%
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