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Head Teller Salary

The average Head Teller in the United States earns approximately $13.49 per hour. The final incomes of Head Tellers generally vary between $23K and $37K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $2K, $2K, and $2K, respectively. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but tenure and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 85 percent of Head Tellers are female. Job satisfaction for Head Tellers is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$23,376 - $39,181
(Median)
$23K
$30K
$39K
MEDIAN: $30,286
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90%

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$10.93 - $16.70
(Median)
$11
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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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
$23,376 - $39,181  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,806  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $2,013  
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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$23,238 - $37,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 273
National Hourly Rate 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$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.93 - $16.70  
   
Overtime
$14.70 - $24.60  
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.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,806  
   
Commission
$50.68 - $2,479  
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).
)
$23,238 - $37,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 677

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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 transition into upper-level roles such as Banking Branch Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Banking Branch Managers earn $51K on average per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Head Teller


TD Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Bank, Citibank, TD Banknorth, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Head Tellers. Employees at TD Bank, N.A. enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $32K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $26K and higher ones not far away at only $41K.

Wells Fargo Bank offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $28K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $25K to $34K.

Popular Skills for Head Teller


Professional skills reported by Head Tellers are few in number. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Sales, Banking, and Cash Handling are correlated to pay that is above average. 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $28K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $30K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Head Tellers make a median salary of $31K. Head Tellers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is 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 will also find cushy salaries in New York (+10 percent), Philadelphia (+10 percent), Atlanta (+7 percent), and Hackensack (+4 percent). With compensation 4 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
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Banking
up arrow 2%

Sales
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Cash Handling
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National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 186 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 16%
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