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Head Teller Salary (United States)

Hourly wages for Head Tellers in the United States typically come in around $13.35 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. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by years of experience and the specific company. Medical benefits are awarded to a solid majority, and most earn dental coverage. Female Head Tellers far outnumber their male contemporaries in the field. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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  
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  
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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For Head Tellers, career progression to a Banking Branch Manager role may result in a considerable increase in compensation. Typically, a Banking Branch Manager, an upper-level role, can earn $51K annually.

Head Teller Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Head Teller

Employees at TD Bank, N.A. enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $31K 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 $40K.
Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $25K to just $34K — but Wells Fargo Bank offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $29K. Citibank also ranks near the bottom for pay.

Popular Skills for Head Teller

Head Tellers report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Sales, Banking, Cash Handling, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Cash Handling also know Banking and Sales. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Sales and Banking.

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. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $28K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $29K. Head Tellers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $30K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $33K. A fair portion of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under one-fifth 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 one-tenth.

Pay Difference By Location

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With a pay rate for Head Tellers that is 22 percent greater than the national average, Tampa offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Head Tellers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+11 percent) and Philadelphia (+11 percent). In Dallas, salaries are 3 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Head Teller Salaries

National Average
$29,000

Skills That Affect Head Teller Salaries

Sales
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Cash Handling
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Banking
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Customer Service
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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%