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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

43-3071 Tellers

Receive and pay out money. Keep records of money and negotiable instruments involved in a financial institutionís various transactions.


National estimates for Tellers
Industry profile for Tellers
Geographic profile for Tellers

National estimates for Tellers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Tellers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
364,210 1.0 % $ 16.79 $ 34,930 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Tellers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.52 $ 14.14 $ 17.46 $ 18.03 $ 22.27
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,120 $ 29,410 $ 36,310 $ 37,500 $ 46,320


Industry profile for Tellers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Tellers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Tellers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Tellers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 349,550 17.47 $ 16.76 $ 34,850
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 3,890 0.63 $ 16.19 $ 33,680
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 3,840 0.40 $ 19.66 $ 40,900
Management of Companies and Enterprises 3,230 0.13 $ 17.17 $ 35,720
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 760 0.06 $ 17.45 $ 36,300

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Tellers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 349,550 17.47 $ 16.76 $ 34,850
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 490 2.36 $ 20.95 $ 43,570
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 3,890 0.63 $ 16.19 $ 33,680
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 3,840 0.40 $ 19.66 $ 40,900
Management of Companies and Enterprises 3,230 0.13 $ 17.17 $ 35,720

Top paying industries for Tellers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 490 2.36 $ 20.95 $ 43,570
Insurance Carriers (8) (8) $ 20.32 $ 42,260
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 3,840 0.40 $ 19.66 $ 40,900
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 200 (7) $ 18.74 $ 38,980
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 210 0.06 $ 18.32 $ 38,110


Geographic profile for Tellers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Tellers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Tellers, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of tellers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Tellers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 32,010 1.94 0.75 $ 19.14 $ 39,820
Texas 29,650 2.43 0.94 $ 15.62 $ 32,490
Florida 19,240 2.24 0.86 $ 17.75 $ 36,920
New York 18,730 2.16 0.84 $ 18.11 $ 37,660
Illinois 17,150 3.05 1.18 $ 17.04 $ 35,440


Map of location quotient of tellers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tellers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 2,250 5.70 2.20 $ 16.96 $ 35,280
Oklahoma 6,330 4.07 1.57 $ 14.00 $ 29,130
South Dakota 1,710 4.06 1.57 $ 15.45 $ 32,130
Nebraska 3,820 3.98 1.54 $ 15.86 $ 32,980
Maine 2,340 3.96 1.53 $ 16.49 $ 34,310


Map of annual mean wages of tellers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Tellers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 720 1.09 0.42 $ 19.51 $ 40,580
Massachusetts 8,450 2.49 0.96 $ 19.44 $ 40,430
California 32,010 1.94 0.75 $ 19.14 $ 39,820
Washington 8,450 2.63 1.02 $ 19.11 $ 39,760
Connecticut 4,450 2.83 1.09 $ 19.02 $ 39,560



Map of employment of tellers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Tellers:

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 20,430 2.35 0.91 $ 18.83 $ 39,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 11,610 2.03 0.78 $ 19.23 $ 39,990
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 11,030 2.60 1.01 $ 18.22 $ 37,900
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 7,220 2.49 0.96 $ 16.06 $ 33,400
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,970 1.94 0.75 $ 16.50 $ 34,330
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 6,340 2.39 0.92 $ 17.08 $ 35,520
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,780 2.24 0.87 $ 19.60 $ 40,770
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,070 2.07 0.80 $ 18.11 $ 37,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,790 1.63 0.63 $ 19.24 $ 40,010
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,390 1.96 0.76 $ 20.91 $ 43,490


Map of location quotient of tellers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tellers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sheboygan, WI 420 7.29 2.82 $ 17.17 $ 35,710
Winchester, VA-WV 400 6.52 2.52 $ 17.19 $ 35,760
Johnstown, PA 290 6.10 2.36 $ 14.70 $ 30,570
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 1,040 5.94 2.30 $ 16.80 $ 34,950
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 320 5.77 2.23 $ 16.23 $ 33,760
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 280 5.42 2.09 $ 14.23 $ 29,590
Pittsfield, MA 190 5.09 1.97 $ 18.05 $ 37,540
Manhattan, KS 190 5.07 1.96 $ 14.05 $ 29,220
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV 180 5.05 1.96 $ 12.90 $ 26,830
Saginaw, MI 380 4.99 1.93 $ 16.68 $ 34,690