Head Teller Salary (United States)

Head Tellers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $13.35 per hour. Pay starts at $10.82 per hour and can approach $16.53 on the higher side. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Head Tellers. Ranging between $23,137 near the bottom and $36,644 near the top, total earnings can include up to $1,578 from bonuses and up to $2,027 from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $2,479. While experience level and the particular employer impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and most earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Head Tellers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Head Teller Salary (?
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$23,411 - $38,065
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MEDIAN: $29,869
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Head Teller Salary (?
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$10.82 - $16.53
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$23,411 - $38,065  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,578  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $2,027  
Commission
$50.68 - $2,479  
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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$23,137 - $36,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 236
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.82 - $16.53  
   
Overtime
$14.64 - $24.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,578  
   
Commission
$50.68 - $2,479  
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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$23,137 - $36,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 601
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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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As Head Tellers make advancements in their career path, salaries may climb quite a bit. Those in less important roles may make $22K less annually than those in higher-end positions, such as Bank Branch Manager.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Head Teller

Pay for Head Tellers is best at TD Bank, N.A., which offers a median salary of $31,391. However, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $40K.
With a median salary of $28,561, Wells Fargo Bank provides Head Tellers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $34K, limiting employee salary growth. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Citibank at $29,120, and TD Bank, N.A. where $31,391 is the norm.

Popular Skills for Head Teller

Survey takers who work as Head Tellers report a focused set of job skills. Those educated in Cash Handling tend to be well-versed in Banking and Sales. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled in Sales and Banking.

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 salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. Salaries can reach $29K from $28K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $30K. As Head Tellers reach two decades on the job, salary growth continues, albeit at a slower pace, with pay averaging $33K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 18 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; most of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Pay Difference By Location

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$29,000
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Tampa is home to an above-average pay rate for Head Tellers, 22 percent higher than the national average. Head Tellers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+11 percent) and Philadelphia (+11 percent). Falling short of the national average by 3 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Dallas.

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Experience Affects Head Teller Salaries

National Average
$29,000

Skills That Affect Head Teller Salaries

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$29,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 15%