Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
527,680 0.6 % $12.62 $26,260 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.56 $10.53 $12.21 $14.28 $16.96
Annual Wage (2) $19,870 $21,900 $25,390 $29,700 $35,270


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 482,910 28.14 $12.65 $26,320
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 24,190 8.55 $11.98 $24,910
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 9,710 1.63 $12.38 $25,740
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,440 0.21 $12.85 $26,730
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,800 0.41 $12.74 $26,500

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 482,910 28.14 $12.65 $26,320
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 24,190 8.55 $11.98 $24,910
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 390 2.33 $14.90 $30,980
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 9,710 1.63 $12.38 $25,740
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,800 0.41 $12.74 $26,500

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 $19.60 $40,770
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 130 (7) $16.48 $34,280
Junior Colleges 40 (7) $16.33 $33,980
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 120 0.04 $14.96 $31,120
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 390 2.33 $14.90 $30,980


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 51,310 3.49 0.88 $13.51 $28,100
Texas 40,190 3.68 0.93 $11.85 $24,650
Florida 35,500 4.76 1.20 $13.67 $28,440
New York 32,810 3.80 0.95 $13.39 $27,850
Illinois 25,040 4.39 1.10 $12.48 $25,960




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 6,480 5.62 1.41 $11.44 $23,790
Iowa 8,370 5.61 1.41 $12.06 $25,080
South Dakota 2,120 5.26 1.32 $11.54 $24,000
Louisiana 9,920 5.26 1.32 $11.65 $24,230
Maine 3,000 5.15 1.29 $12.03 $25,020




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,340 4.14 1.04 $15.10 $31,410
Connecticut 5,450 3.33 0.84 $14.33 $29,800
District of Columbia 800 1.20 0.30 $14.24 $29,620
Massachusetts 11,580 3.55 0.89 $13.76 $28,610
Washington 10,370 3.67 0.92 $13.75 $28,600





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 19,700 3.76 0.94 $13.62 $28,330
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 13,870 3.75 0.94 $12.93 $26,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 13,710 3.45 0.87 $12.80 $26,630
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,930 3.24 0.81 $12.09 $25,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 6,590 2.86 0.72 $13.63 $28,350
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,270 3.41 0.86 $13.19 $27,430
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,910 2.75 0.69 $12.61 $26,230
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 5,850 5.72 1.44 $14.10 $29,330
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 5,770 4.67 1.17 $14.76 $30,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,620 2.38 0.60 $14.37 $29,890