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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
442,120 0.9 % $15.22 $31,660 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.21 $12.94 $15.02 $17.50 $19.34
Annual Wage (2) $23,330 $26,920 $31,230 $36,390 $40,230


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) 416,870 20.38 $15.22 $31,660
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 10,160 1.78 $14.21 $29,550
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,490 0.22 $16.11 $33,520
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 4,770 0.51 $16.03 $33,350
Employment Services 1,340 0.04 $15.47 $32,180

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) 416,870 20.38 $15.22 $31,660
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 10,160 1.78 $14.21 $29,550
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 310 1.65 $17.50 $36,410
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 4,770 0.51 $16.03 $33,350
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,490 0.22 $16.11 $33,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 200 (7) $18.10 $37,650
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 310 1.65 $17.50 $36,410
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 230 0.02 $17.42 $36,220
Spectator Sports 290 0.20 $16.84 $35,030
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 30 (7) $16.69 $34,710


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 42,850 3.45 1.15 $14.46 $30,080
California 41,140 2.37 0.79 $16.69 $34,710
Florida 24,870 2.83 0.94 $16.34 $34,000
New York 23,240 2.44 0.81 $16.13 $33,560
Illinois 18,720 3.11 1.03 $15.16 $31,530




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)
West Virginia 3,390 4.83 1.60 $13.31 $27,690
North Dakota 2,000 4.72 1.57 $16.05 $33,380
Nebraska 4,570 4.66 1.55 $14.33 $29,800
Arkansas 5,520 4.53 1.51 $12.74 $26,500
South Dakota 1,910 4.50 1.50 $13.87 $28,840




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 9,910 2.99 0.99 $17.20 $35,770
Rhode Island 1,270 2.63 0.87 $17.12 $35,610
District of Columbia 910 1.26 0.42 $17.05 $35,470
Hawaii 2,040 3.22 1.07 $16.71 $34,750
California 41,140 2.37 0.79 $16.69 $34,710





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 25,140 2.60 0.87 $16.57 $34,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 14,540 2.33 0.77 $16.35 $34,010
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 11,610 2.48 0.82 $15.91 $33,100
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 10,600 2.90 0.96 $15.58 $32,400
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 9,060 2.97 0.99 $14.71 $30,600
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 7,960 2.77 0.92 $16.03 $33,340
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 7,520 2.69 0.89 $16.58 $34,480
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 7,490 2.83 0.94 $15.87 $33,000
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 6,940 2.81 0.93 $17.39 $36,170
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,930 1.87 0.62 $17.11 $35,590