Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

43-3071 Tellers

Receive and pay out money. Keep records of money and negotiable instruments involved in a financial institution's various transactions.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
556,310 0.7 % $12.01 $24,980 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.01 $10.17 $11.59 $13.68 $15.70
Annual Wage (2) $18,730 $21,150 $24,100 $28,460 $32,650


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Depository Credit Intermediation 501,220 29.17 $12.00 $24,960
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 22,390 8.54 $11.46 $23,840
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 12,770 2.27 $12.03 $25,030
Management of Companies and Enterprises 7,470 0.39 $12.82 $26,660
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 2,970 0.65 $12.38 $25,750

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Depository Credit Intermediation 501,220 29.17 $12.00 $24,960
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 22,390 8.54 $11.46 $23,840
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 1,360 7.02 $12.91 $26,850
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 12,770 2.27 $12.03 $25,030
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 2,970 0.65 $12.38 $25,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 120 0.01 $19.39 $40,320
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 170 0.01 $14.41 $29,980
Local Government (OES Designation) 360 0.01 $13.89 $28,890
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 100 0.01 $13.19 $27,440
Amusement Parks and Arcades 100 0.06 $13.18 $27,420


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 56,760 4.05 0.93 $12.84 $26,700
Texas 41,770 4.14 0.95 $11.39 $23,700
New York 30,070 3.60 0.82 $12.72 $26,460
Florida 29,760 4.19 0.96 $12.39 $25,760
Pennsylvania 28,460 5.19 1.19 $11.87 $24,690




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 2,400 6.75 1.54 $11.49 $23,900
Alabama 11,770 6.51 1.49 $11.11 $23,110
Iowa 8,770 6.10 1.39 $11.72 $24,380
Arkansas 6,830 6.02 1.38 $10.61 $22,070
Oklahoma 8,330 5.61 1.28 $10.50 $21,850




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,240 4.04 0.92 $13.97 $29,060
Massachusetts 12,020 3.85 0.88 $13.82 $28,750
Connecticut 5,880 3.68 0.84 $13.65 $28,400
Rhode Island 1,470 3.27 0.75 $13.25 $27,550
District of Columbia 1,190 1.87 0.43 $12.98 $27,000

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 19,990 4.01 0.92 $12.91 $26,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 16,060 4.21 0.96 $12.37 $25,740
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 15,600 4.40 1.01 $12.81 $26,640
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 10,540 5.84 1.34 $12.80 $26,620
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,690 3.48 0.79 $11.36 $23,620
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 6,570 2.99 0.68 $13.40 $27,870
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,500 3.86 0.88 $12.52 $26,040
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,430 3.21 0.73 $12.25 $25,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,400 2.80 0.64 $13.56 $28,210
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 5,820 4.70 1.07 $12.86 $26,740




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jacksonville, NC 380 8.67 1.98 $11.25 $23,400
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 350 8.54 1.95 $9.91 $20,620
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 440 8.30 1.90 $10.97 $22,810
Winchester, VA-WV 410 8.05 1.84 $11.50 $23,920
Prescott, AZ 420 7.77 1.78 $11.64 $24,200
Ocean City, NJ 290 7.77 1.78 $12.30 $25,580
Johnstown, PA 430 7.77 1.78 $11.56 $24,050
Montgomery, AL 1,210 7.68 1.75 $11.12 $23,140
Pittsfield, MA 250 7.52 1.72 $13.95 $29,010
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 2,390 7.52 1.72 $12.44 $25,880