Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
491,150 0.9 % $13.89 $28,880 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.27 $11.62 $13.52 $15.58 $18.43
Annual Wage (2) $21,360 $24,170 $28,110 $32,410 $38,330


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) 458,400 23.04 $13.89 $28,900
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 19,330 3.07 $13.33 $27,730
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,400 0.23 $14.73 $30,640
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 3,290 0.36 $13.58 $28,240
Employment Services 1,390 0.04 $13.84 $28,790

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) 458,400 23.04 $13.89 $28,900
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 19,330 3.07 $13.33 $27,730
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 120 0.69 $15.17 $31,560
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 3,290 0.36 $13.58 $28,240
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,400 0.23 $14.73 $30,640

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) $21.26 $44,230
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 190 (7) $17.55 $36,500
Insurance Carriers 90 0.01 $16.49 $34,300
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 80 (7) $15.65 $32,550
Business Support Services 40 (7) $15.58 $32,410


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 53,370 4.49 1.30 $13.22 $27,500
California 43,660 2.62 0.76 $14.83 $30,840
Florida 30,270 3.60 1.04 $14.68 $30,530
New York 25,300 2.75 0.80 $14.52 $30,200
Pennsylvania 21,780 3.77 1.09 $13.49 $28,050




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 5,430 5.59 1.62 $13.55 $28,190
Alabama 9,970 5.18 1.50 $13.24 $27,530
West Virginia 3,460 5.03 1.46 $12.03 $25,030
Arkansas 5,790 4.83 1.40 $11.77 $24,480
South Dakota 1,970 4.70 1.36 $12.75 $26,520




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 6,000 3.63 1.05 $16.42 $34,150
District of Columbia 1,030 1.45 0.42 $16.06 $33,400
Washington 10,920 3.43 0.99 $15.41 $32,060
Massachusetts 9,790 2.78 0.81 $15.31 $31,850
Maryland 7,800 2.93 0.85 $15.24 $31,690



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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 18,690 2.79 0.81 $14.60 $30,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 11,670 2.63 0.76 $14.63 $30,420
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 11,060 3.77 1.10 $13.80 $28,690
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 9,980 4.00 1.16 $13.40 $27,880
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 9,530 2.60 0.76 $14.36 $29,880
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,300 2.41 0.70 $15.15 $31,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,090 2.42 0.70 $15.95 $33,170
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 5,070 3.13 0.91 $14.76 $30,700
St. Louis, MO-IL 4,610 3.40 0.99 $13.45 $27,970
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 4,550 3.49 1.01 $15.77 $32,800