Earnings for Tellers in the United States come in at around $11.74 per hour on average. Overall cash earnings of Tellers stretch from $20K near the bottom to $31K on the more lucrative end; these packages can sometimes encompass potential bonuses and profit sharing of almost $2K each, along with commissions approaching $2K in rare cases. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and experience level. The majority of Tellers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Tellers making up 76 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$17,849 - $38,846
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$26K
$39K
MEDIAN: $25,899
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$9.70 - $14.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$17,849 - $38,846  
   
Bonus
$128.80 - $2,044  
Profit Sharing
$184.22 - $2,061  
Commission
$99.13 - $1,503  
Total Pay (?
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$20,182 - $30,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 362
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $14.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.32  
Overtime
$13.56 - $21.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$128.80 - $2,044  
   
Commission
$99.13 - $1,503  
Profit Sharing
$184.22 - $2,061  
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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$20,182 - $30,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,503

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Job Description for Teller

A teller interacts with bank customers in tasks such as processing account transactions, making individualized banking recommendations, issuing money orders, and maintaining precise monetary balances. Tellers' responsibilities vary based on the bank's size and policies. These positions require a high level of customer interaction, as they serve as the most frequent interpersonal connection with customers. Tellers may also interact with customers by telephone.

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Teller Tasks

  • Conduct financial transactions for customers, such as deposits and withdrawals.
  • Provide customers with information regarding personal and business accounts, as well products offered by the bank.
  • Ensure security of all transactions and of cash supply.

Common Career Paths for Teller


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As Tellers transition into upper-level roles such as Banking Branch Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Banking Branch Managers earn $52K on average per year. As Tellers progress in their field, many go on to become Bank Tellers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $22K. Another common career choice for Tellers is to move into a Personal Banker role — this promotion usually pays $35K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Teller


Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), Chase Bank, The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., and U.S. Bank are top-notch employers for Tellers in this area. Although salaries only range from $27K to just $35K, Citibank still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $30K. Other big spenders include Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), Capital One Financial Corp, and TD Bank, N.A., top-paying firms where Tellers see paychecks nearing $28K, $28K, or $27K.

The lowest salaries can be found at The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. — median pay is $21K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $19K and only reaching $27K. Also approaching the lower end are Bbva Compass at $22K, U.S. Bank at $23K, and Regions Bank at $23K.

Popular Skills for Teller


Survey results imply that Tellers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Operations Management and Account Sales are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent and 10 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service Metrics, teller, and Bilingual. Most people skilled in Cash Handling are similarly competent in Banking.

Pay by Experience Level for 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. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $24K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $26K. Tellers bring in $27K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $29K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $24,674

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

With a pay rate for Tellers that is 18 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Tellers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), Atlanta (+7 percent), and San Diego (+6 percent). With compensation 3 percent below the national average, Orlando is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

Teller Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Teller?

Teller in New York:
"Great when busy and things to do. Terribly boring during "Do."
Pros: Loved working with people and meeting new people.
Cons: Management and supervisors were not very personable. Training was lacking in certain areas. New employees are left to Figure a lot of things out and often are not made aware of these things until being written up for it.

Teller in Corry:
"Fulfilling but demanding and harder than you think...a lot t."
Pros: Interaction with people, helping members and changing member lives hopefully for the good.
Cons: Working with people who don't feel the same way. Watching other co workers not care or work. Feeling like you are not appreciated and not being compensated for what I do.

Teller in Dayton:
"Typing."
Pros: Occasionally I get to help someone solve a legitimate problem. Otherwise, I like the puzzle-like nature of setting up electronic transfers, etc.
Cons: Cashing checks for angry people.

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Key Stats for Teller

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 416 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Teller Salaries




National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Teller Salaries

Operations Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Cash Handling
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National Average
$25,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 416 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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