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Head Teller Salary

Average Head Tellers in the United States make around $13.38 per hour. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Head Tellers — as high as $2K, $2K and $3K, respectively — each contribute to the degree of variation within overall compensation, ranging from $23K to $37K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but years of experience and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. The vast majority (85 percent) of Head Tellers who took the survey are female. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$23,090 - $38,484
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MEDIAN: $29,895
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$10.84 - $16.56
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$23,090 - $38,484  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,734  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $2,000  
Commission
$125.00 - $3,250  
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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$23,036 - $36,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 253
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.84 - $16.56  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $24.29  
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 - $1,734  
   
Commission
$125.00 - $3,250  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $2,000  
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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$23,036 - $36,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 653
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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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Compensation may increase greatly for Head Tellers who advance to upper-end positions like Banking Branch Manager. Median pay for Banking Branch Managers is $51K per year.

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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 $31K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $26K to $40K.

Employees at Wells Fargo Bank take home the smallest paychecks, and $28K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $25K and quickly nearing the top at only $34K.

Popular Skills for Head Teller


Survey takers who work as Head Tellers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Sales, Banking, Cash Handling, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Those who learned Customer Service also tend to know Sales and Banking. Those proficient in Cash Handling are, more often than not, 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $28K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $29K. Head Tellers see a median salary of $30K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $33K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


For Head Tellers, Tampa provides a pay rate that is 22 percent greater than the national average. Head Tellers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+11 percent), Philadelphia (+11 percent), Atlanta (+8 percent), and Hackensack (+5 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 3 percent south of the national average, can be found in Dallas.

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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 184 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 15%