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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
468,470 0.8 % $14.49 $30,140 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.70 $12.28 $14.16 $16.52 $18.80
Annual Wage (2) $22,250 $25,540 $29,450 $34,360 $39,110


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)
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 436,260 21.71 $14.50 $30,160
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 16,790 2.73 $13.81 $28,720
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,190 0.26 $15.55 $32,340
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 4,130 0.44 $14.19 $29,510
Employment Services 1,610 0.04 $14.75 $30,680

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 436,260 21.71 $14.50 $30,160
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 16,790 2.73 $13.81 $28,720
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 160 0.89 $13.91 $28,940
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 4,130 0.44 $14.19 $29,510
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,190 0.26 $15.55 $32,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40 (7) $21.78 $45,300
Business Support Services 30 (7) $18.85 $39,210
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 190 (7) $17.47 $36,340
Gambling Industries 120 0.05 $16.15 $33,600
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 50 (7) $15.95 $33,180


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 47,520 3.92 1.21 $13.80 $28,710
California 43,070 2.53 0.78 $15.44 $32,120
Florida 28,090 3.26 1.01 $15.45 $32,140
New York 24,920 2.66 0.82 $15.23 $31,680
Pennsylvania 20,500 3.51 1.08 $14.12 $29,360




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)
Nebraska 5,470 5.60 1.73 $14.24 $29,620
West Virginia 3,470 4.99 1.54 $12.61 $26,220
Alabama 9,630 4.96 1.53 $13.38 $27,830
South Dakota 1,970 4.67 1.44 $13.09 $27,230
North Dakota 1,870 4.50 1.39 $15.29 $31,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,060 1.49 0.46 $17.21 $35,790
Washington 11,040 3.39 1.05 $16.46 $34,240
Connecticut 5,290 3.19 0.98 $16.04 $33,360
New Jersey 13,380 3.30 1.02 $15.84 $32,950
Massachusetts 10,970 3.07 0.95 $15.80 $32,860





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 27,500 2.90 0.89 $15.71 $32,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 16,140 2.64 0.81 $15.41 $32,050
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 11,830 2.55 0.79 $14.88 $30,940
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 11,320 3.17 0.98 $14.23 $29,590
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 9,710 3.26 1.01 $14.47 $30,090
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 8,860 3.11 0.96 $15.30 $31,820
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 8,250 3.19 0.98 $15.41 $32,050
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 7,850 2.84 0.88 $15.87 $33,000
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 6,840 2.83 0.87 $15.79 $32,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,780 2.16 0.67 $16.32 $33,940