Head Teller Salary

Median pay for Head Tellers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $13.56 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $2K and $2K, respectively — total cash payment to Head Tellers can bottom out near $23K or peak near $37K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though tenure and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of Head Tellers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (84 percent) of Head Tellers who took the survey are female. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,501 - $39,316
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$24K
$30K
$39K
MEDIAN: $30,234
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$10.97 - $16.79
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$23,501 - $39,316  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,816  
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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$23,346 - $37,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 274
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.97 - $16.79  
   
Overtime
$14.80 - $25.18  
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 - $1,816  
   
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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$23,346 - $37,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 666
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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


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Head Tellers include TD Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Bank, Citibank, TD Banknorth, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC). Pay for Head Tellers is best at TD Bank, N.A., which offers a median salary of $32K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $26K to $41K.

Pay for Head Tellers is the lowest at Wells Fargo Bank, which has a median salary of $29K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $35K.

Popular Skills for Head Teller


Head Tellers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Banking, Sales, and Cash Handling are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Cash Handling also tend to know Banking and Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Head Teller

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker earns $28K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $30K. Head Tellers bring in $31K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $33K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location


For Head Tellers, working in the bustling city of Tampa has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. 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). Dallas is the lowest-paying area, 4 percent south of 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
$29,000


Skills That Affect Head Teller Salaries

Operations Management
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Banking
up arrow 2%

Sales
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Customer Service
0%

Cash Handling
0%

National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 180 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

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: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 15%
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