Earnings for Tellers in the United States come in at around $11.67 per hour on average. The range in cash compensation to Tellers (largely between $20K and $31K) includes potential earnings of $2K from bonuses, $3K from profit sharing, and commissions of $2K in exceptional cases. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by years of experience and geographic location. 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 larger part and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Female Tellers make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. Work is enjoyable for Tellers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$18,265 - $38,772
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$18K
$26K
$39K
MEDIAN: $25,830
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$9.68 - $14.27
(Median)
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$14
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$18,265 - $38,772  
   
Bonus
$148.87 - $2,068  
Profit Sharing
$185.96 - $3,064  
Commission
$95.67 - $1,500  
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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$20,108 - $30,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 370
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.68 - $14.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.32  
Overtime
$13.71 - $21.04  
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$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$148.87 - $2,068  
   
Commission
$95.67 - $1,500  
Profit Sharing
$185.96 - $3,064  
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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$20,108 - $30,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,542
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Teller


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Tellers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Banking Branch Manager. The average Banking Branch Manager brings home $52K 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 some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Tellers. Although the highest salaries can be found at Citibank where median pay is $30K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $26K and $35K. Other big spenders include Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), TD Bank, N.A., and Capital One Financial Corp, 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. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Bbva Compass ($22K), Regions Bank ($23K), and U.S. Bank ($23K).

Popular Skills for Teller


Survey takers working as Tellers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Account Sales, Customer Relationship Management, and Cash Flow Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Oral / Verbal Communication 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.


Tellers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $24K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $26K. Tellers see a median salary of $27K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $30K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $24,544

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 will also find cushy salaries in New York (+13 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), and Atlanta (+8 percent). Falling short of the national average by 3 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Houston.

Teller Reviews

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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Experience Affects Teller Salaries




National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Teller Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 18%

Account Sales
up arrow 10%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%

Cash Flow Management
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Banking
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Customer Relations
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Sales
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Spanish Language
up arrow 1%

Cash Handling
0%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$25,000

Accounting
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Microsoft Office
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Bilingual
up arrow 4%

Oral / Verbal Communication
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 426 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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