|Quick Facts: Tellers|
|2012 Median Pay||
$24,940 per year
$11.99 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||High school diploma or equivalent|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||Short-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||545,300|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||1% (Little or no change)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||5,600|
Tellers are responsible for accurately processing routine transactions at a bank. These transactions include cashing checks, depositing money, and collecting loan payments.
Most tellers work in bank branches. About 1 in 3 worked part time in 2012.
Most tellers have a high school diploma and receive about 1 month of on-the-job training. Some banks do background checks before hiring a new teller.
The median annual wage for tellers was $24,940 in May 2012.
Employment of tellers is projected to show little or no change from 2012 to 2022. However, job prospects are expected to be excellent because many workers leave this occupation.
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