Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
541,770 0.6 % $12.40 $25,790 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.44 $10.41 $11.99 $14.07 $16.50
Annual Wage (2) $19,630 $21,660 $24,940 $29,260 $34,320


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 494,880 28.62 $12.42 $25,830
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 23,390 8.80 $11.79 $24,520
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 11,720 2.07 $12.36 $25,710
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,860 0.24 $12.81 $26,650
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,970 0.43 $12.25 $25,490

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 494,880 28.62 $12.42 $25,830
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 23,390 8.80 $11.79 $24,520
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 470 2.82 $15.39 $32,010
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 11,720 2.07 $12.36 $25,710
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,970 0.43 $12.25 $25,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 110 (7) $19.43 $40,420
Junior Colleges 30 (7) $15.89 $33,050
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 140 (7) $15.86 $33,000
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 470 2.82 $15.39 $32,010
Scheduled Air Transportation 350 0.08 $14.76 $30,710


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 54,810 3.83 0.92 $13.29 $27,650
Texas 39,790 3.76 0.90 $11.73 $24,390
Florida 36,170 4.97 1.20 $13.29 $27,640
New York 31,060 3.64 0.87 $12.93 $26,890
Illinois 25,910 4.59 1.10 $12.10 $25,180




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)
Iowa 8,750 5.95 1.43 $12.18 $25,330
Alabama 10,610 5.82 1.40 $11.85 $24,640
Arkansas 6,600 5.71 1.37 $11.14 $23,170
Louisiana 10,190 5.46 1.31 $11.37 $23,650
Delaware 2,170 5.35 1.29 $12.10 $25,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 5,300 3.27 0.79 $14.38 $29,910
Alaska 1,330 4.18 1.00 $14.25 $29,640
District of Columbia 580 0.89 0.21 $13.95 $29,020
Rhode Island 1,900 4.19 1.01 $13.75 $28,590
Massachusetts 11,930 3.73 0.90 $13.65 $28,390





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 18,510 3.59 0.86 $13.15 $27,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 14,650 3.78 0.91 $12.76 $26,530
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 14,350 3.94 0.95 $12.57 $26,150
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,870 3.36 0.81 $12.10 $25,170
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 7,660 4.20 1.01 $13.17 $27,390
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 6,720 2.97 0.72 $13.48 $28,030
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,000 2.56 0.62 $14.13 $29,400
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,930 2.83 0.68 $12.38 $25,740
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 5,510 5.51 1.33 $13.42 $27,910
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 5,390 3.15 0.76 $13.33 $27,720