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. In the world of Head Tellers, total cash compensation ranges from $23,411 on the lower end to $38,065 on the higher end; this includes bonuses that peak near $1,578 and profit sharing that approaches $2,027, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $2,479. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by tenure and the individual firm. Most workers in this profession enjoy health benefits; medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and more than half earn vision coverage. Work is enjoyable for the better half of Head Tellers who claim high levels of job satisfaction. This summary is derived from information collected in 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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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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Head Tellers' salaries may rise greatly in accordance with career advancement. Those who assume a higher-end position such as a Bank Branch Manager may get paid an extra $22K per year.

Head Teller Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Head Teller

Although TD Bank, N.A. offers the highest salaries in town—median pay is $31,391—workers can only make as much as $40K and scope of pay is rather limited.
Wells Fargo Bank offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $28,561. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $24,604 to $34,279. Also approaching the lower end are Citibank at $29,120 and TD Bank, N.A. at $31,391.

Popular Skills for Head Teller

Job skills reported by Head Tellers are limited. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Sales and Banking. Most people who know Cash Handling also know 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. Standard salaries begin at $28K and can reach $29K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $30K after one to two decades. After a couple decades on the job, Head Tellers see only modest salary growth, 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. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$29,000
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Head Tellers will find that Tampa offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 22 percent. Head Tellers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+11 percent) and Philadelphia (+11 percent). With compensation 3 percent below the national average, Dallas is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Head Teller Salaries

National Average
$29,000

Skills That Affect Head Teller Salaries

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National Average
$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%
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