Head Tellers in the United States take home approximately $14.28 per hour on average. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Head Tellers (84 percent) who participated in the survey are women. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$25,063 - $40,185
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$25K
$33K
$40K
MEDIAN: $32,640
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$11.17 - $17.57
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$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$25,063 - $40,185  
   
Bonus
$302.01 - $2,553  
Profit Sharing
$1,543  
Commission
$204.26 - $5,034  
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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$24,144 - $38,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.17 - $17.57  
   
Overtime
$15.34 - $26.40  
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
$302.01 - $2,553  
   
Commission
$204.26 - $5,034  
Profit Sharing
$1,543  
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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$24,144 - $38,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 409
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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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It's not very common for Head Tellers to move on to become Banking Branch Managers. Average pay for a Banking Branch Manager is $52K annually. Typical career progression for a Head Teller involves becoming an Assistant Branch Manager of Banking or a Personal Banker, roles that pay $8K more and $4K more on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Head Teller


Many Head Tellers can be found at TD Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Bank, Regions Bank, TD Banknorth, and Citibank, firms that are at the top of the field. TD Banknorth offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $35K. TD Bank, N.A., Citibank, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) also offer top salaries for Head Tellers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $34K, $32K, and $30K, respectively.

Regions Bank, Wells Fargo Bank and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $29K, $29K, and $30K.

Popular Skills for Head Teller


Survey results show that Head Tellers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Office Management, Sales, Operations Management, and Banking 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

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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $29K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $31K. Head Tellers bring in $32K after working for 10 to 20 years. As Head Tellers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $34K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,674

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

For those looking to make money, Head Tellers in Tampa enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 15 percent above the national average. Head Tellers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+4 percent), Houston (+3 percent), New York (+2 percent), and Miami (+1 percent). Falling short of the national average by 9 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Dallas. Below-median salaries also turn up in Huntsville and Cincinnati (7 percent lower).

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
$31,000


Skills That Affect Head Teller Salaries

Office Management
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Banking
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Sales
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Operations Management
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Customer Service
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National Average
$31,000

Cash Handling
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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