Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
514,520 0.6 % $12.81 $26,650 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.65 $10.64 $12.38 $14.47 $17.28
Annual Wage (2) $20,070 $22,140 $25,760 $30,090 $35,950


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 467,900 27.77 $12.84 $26,720
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 24,360 8.47 $12.24 $25,450
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 11,640 1.99 $12.30 $25,590
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,520 0.20 $13.21 $27,480
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,640 0.37 $12.88 $26,790

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 467,900 27.77 $12.84 $26,720
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 24,360 8.47 $12.24 $25,450
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 11,640 1.99 $12.30 $25,590
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 270 1.57 $16.51 $34,350
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,640 0.37 $12.88 $26,790

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 $20.42 $42,470
Offices of Physicians 50 (7) $16.64 $34,600
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 270 1.57 $16.51 $34,350
Insurance Carriers 210 0.02 $14.88 $30,940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 100 (7) $14.46 $30,070


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 48,500 3.21 0.84 $13.75 $28,600
Texas 41,400 3.69 0.97 $12.09 $25,140
Florida 34,080 4.45 1.17 $13.84 $28,780
New York 30,250 3.43 0.90 $13.71 $28,510
Pennsylvania 23,500 4.16 1.09 $12.38 $25,750



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)
Arkansas 6,550 5.65 1.48 $11.55 $24,020
Delaware 2,200 5.19 1.36 $13.16 $27,370
South Dakota 2,070 5.05 1.33 $11.90 $24,750
Iowa 7,640 5.05 1.33 $12.26 $25,490
Idaho 3,170 5.04 1.32 $11.83 $24,610



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,280 3.92 1.03 $14.77 $30,720
District of Columbia 810 1.20 0.32 $14.62 $30,410
Connecticut 5,600 3.40 0.89 $14.59 $30,340
Massachusetts 10,950 3.30 0.87 $14.34 $29,820
Washington 10,380 3.58 0.94 $14.07 $29,270




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 19,120 3.55 0.93 $13.86 $28,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 13,270 3.27 0.86 $13.13 $27,320
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 13,060 3.48 0.91 $12.87 $26,780
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,800 3.09 0.81 $12.36 $25,700
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,410 3.44 0.90 $13.14 $27,320
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,200 2.77 0.73 $12.90 $26,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 6,030 2.53 0.66 $14.14 $29,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,800 2.44 0.64 $15.17 $31,560
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 5,560 5.31 1.39 $14.33 $29,800
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 5,210 2.85 0.75 $13.08 $27,210