Head Teller Salary

Pay for Head Tellers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $14.46 per hour. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and tenure are driving factors as well. Female Head Tellers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,104 - $40,331
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$33K
$40K
MEDIAN: $33,120
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$11.34 - $17.74
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MEDIAN: $14.46
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$25,104 - $40,331  
   
Bonus
$301.00 - $2,985  
Profit Sharing
$1,474  
Commission
$850  
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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$24,346 - $38,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.34 - $17.74  
   
Overtime
$15.41 - $25.70  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$301.00 - $2,985  
   
Commission
$850  
Profit Sharing
$1,474  
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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$24,346 - $38,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 399

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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

  • Supervise, train, evaluate, and mentor bank teller staff.
  • Track key bank and staffing metrics and produce reports.
  • Handle communication and behavior problems with customers and tellers.
  • Open and close the bank, reconcile accounts, and train staff about security.

Common Career Paths for Head Teller


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Though it's uncommon, some Head Tellers move into roles as Banking Branch Managers, where pay is an average $52K per year. Assistant Branch Managers of Banking or Personal Bankers are common next-step roles for Head Tellers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Assistant Branch Managers of Banking is $8K higher on average, and it's $4K higher for Personal Bankers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Head Teller


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Head Tellers include TD Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Bank, TD Banknorth, Regions Bank, and Citibank. TD Banknorth pays the most with a median salary of $35K, though there is little variation overall ($29K to $41K). Other leaders in compensation levels are TD Bank, N.A. at $34K, Citibank at $32K, and KeyBank, where Head Tellers annually earn $31K.

Workers at Regions Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $29K, $29K, and $30K respectively.

Popular Skills for Head Teller


Head Tellers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Office Management, Banking, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Cash Handling are similarly competent in Banking and Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Head Teller

Pay by Experience for a Head Teller has a positive trend. An entry-level Head Teller with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 253 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Head Teller with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 181 salaries. An experienced Head Teller which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 134 salaries. A Head Teller with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,954

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Head Tellers will find that Tampa offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 14 percent. Head Tellers will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+6 percent) and New York (+3 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 10 percent south of the national average, can be found in Dallas. Employers in Huntsville and Cincinnati also lean toward paying below-median salaries (8 percent less).

Head Teller Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Head Teller

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Head Teller Salaries

▲9%

▲6%

▼0%

National Average
$31,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Head Teller Salaries

Operations Management
▲8%

Office Management
▲1%

▼0%

▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Cash Handling
▼1%

Customer Service
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 12%
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