Salary for Tellers

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Also known as:  Bank Teller, Commercial Teller, Exchange Teller, Foreign Banknote Teller, Foreign Exchange Clerk, Loan Teller, Money Order Clerk, Receiving Teller, Savings Teller, Securities Teller helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Tellers receive and process money from customers inside of a bank. They assist customers with deposits, as well as disburse money when a check is written on an account or a withdrawal is made. Other teller services include cashing checks, exchanging foreign currency, taking loan payments and issuing traveler's checks. It is mandatory that accurate record keeping of all transactions be maintained. Tellers can work in any bank or other financial institutions. A high school diploma is the only education required to work as a teller, however a college degree is preferred by many well-known, prestigious institutions.

A Teller earns an average salary ranging from $24,660 and $41,220 depending on the level of seniority. get an average compensation of thirty-two thousand nine hundred and sixty dollars yearly.

make the highest salary in District of Columbia, where they can get average job salaries of close to about $38,060. Employees in this career have the most lucrative average salary level in Public Administration, where they can receive normal pay levels of $41,580.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 53.83 percent nationwide in that time.


Tellers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Health Care and Social Assistance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Finance and Insurance
Educational Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
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