Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
544,150 0.6 % $12.27 $25,510 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.30 $10.31 $11.82 $13.94 $16.30
Annual Wage (2) $19,350 $21,450 $24,590 $28,980 $33,900


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 493,380 28.81 $12.27 $25,520
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 23,130 8.89 $11.69 $24,320
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 12,470 2.22 $12.26 $25,500
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,360 0.33 $13.09 $27,220
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 2,340 0.51 $12.34 $25,670

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 493,380 28.81 $12.27 $25,520
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 23,130 8.89 $11.69 $24,320
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 850 4.26 $14.50 $30,150
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 12,470 2.22 $12.26 $25,500
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 2,340 0.51 $12.34 $25,670

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 $19.55 $40,670
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 0.01 $15.55 $32,350
Junior Colleges 30 (7) $15.49 $32,210
Scheduled Air Transportation 320 0.08 $14.78 $30,740
Gambling Industries 50 0.04 $14.52 $30,200


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 54,710 3.90 0.92 $13.10 $27,250
Texas 41,120 3.99 0.94 $11.57 $24,060
Florida 32,050 4.48 1.06 $12.84 $26,710
New York 30,670 3.64 0.86 $12.75 $26,510
Illinois 25,850 4.64 1.09 $12.32 $25,620




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)
Alabama 12,310 6.80 1.60 $11.66 $24,260
Iowa 8,510 5.87 1.38 $11.95 $24,850
North Dakota 2,160 5.81 1.37 $11.55 $24,030
Arkansas 6,410 5.63 1.33 $10.81 $22,490
Maine 3,230 5.62 1.32 $11.87 $24,690




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 4.10 0.97 $14.25 $29,630
Connecticut 6,000 3.73 0.88 $13.89 $28,900
Massachusetts 11,880 3.76 0.89 $13.82 $28,750
Rhode Island 1,560 3.47 0.82 $13.42 $27,910
Washington 10,730 3.94 0.93 $13.24 $27,540





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 19,850 3.92 0.92 $12.94 $26,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 15,360 4.02 0.95 $12.76 $26,530
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 14,670 4.10 0.97 $12.78 $26,580
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,870 3.48 0.82 $11.62 $24,180
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 8,400 4.63 1.09 $12.95 $26,940
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 7,040 3.16 0.74 $13.56 $28,200
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,150 3.01 0.71 $12.15 $25,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,090 2.64 0.62 $13.88 $28,870
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 5,680 4.60 1.08 $13.11 $27,270
St. Louis, MO-IL 5,570 4.38 1.03 $12.05 $25,070