Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
498,460 0.6 % $13.10 $27,260 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.77 $10.83 $12.70 $14.74 $17.73
Annual Wage (2) $20,320 $22,540 $26,410 $30,670 $36,870


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 446,620 27.21 $13.16 $27,370
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 26,900 9.26 $12.27 $25,520
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 14,170 2.39 $12.50 $26,000
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,570 0.20 $13.82 $28,750
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,540 0.34 $13.31 $27,680

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 446,620 27.21 $13.16 $27,370
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 26,900 9.26 $12.27 $25,520
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 14,170 2.39 $12.50 $26,000
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 160 0.94 $17.31 $36,000
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,540 0.34 $13.31 $27,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 30 (7) $20.55 $42,740
Offices of Physicians 40 (7) $18.29 $38,040
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 160 0.94 $17.31 $36,000
Insurance Carriers 180 0.02 $15.46 $32,160
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 70 (7) $14.92 $31,030


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)
Texas 46,130 3.99 1.10 $12.28 $25,530
California 43,970 2.84 0.79 $14.00 $29,120
Florida 31,850 4.02 1.11 $13.99 $29,100
New York 28,280 3.15 0.87 $13.92 $28,940
Pennsylvania 22,210 3.89 1.08 $12.62 $26,250



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 8,610 5.64 1.56 $12.63 $26,270
Arkansas 6,400 5.44 1.51 $11.58 $24,080
South Dakota 2,150 5.20 1.44 $12.13 $25,230
Idaho 3,140 4.88 1.35 $12.24 $25,460
Nebraska 4,620 4.84 1.34 $11.97 $24,910



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 5,140 3.10 0.86 $15.48 $32,210
Alaska 1,380 4.20 1.16 $15.01 $31,220
Massachusetts 10,510 3.09 0.86 $14.78 $30,750
District of Columbia 890 1.31 0.36 $14.70 $30,580
Virginia 11,490 3.12 0.86 $14.53 $30,230




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 21,460 3.31 0.92 $13.91 $28,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 11,980 2.92 0.81 $13.51 $28,090
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 11,700 3.28 0.91 $13.66 $28,420
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 9,860 3.37 0.93 $12.43 $25,850
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,550 3.24 0.90 $12.77 $26,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,990 2.48 0.69 $15.50 $32,250
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,650 2.28 0.63 $14.61 $30,400
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 5,010 4.58 1.27 $14.03 $29,180
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 4,620 3.62 1.00 $15.06 $31,320
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 4,620 3.03 0.84 $13.58 $28,250