Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
496,760 0.7 % $13.49 $28,060 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.01 $11.17 $13.11 $15.14 $18.15
Annual Wage (2) $20,810 $23,230 $27,260 $31,500 $37,760


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)
Depository Credit Intermediation 439,690 26.14 $13.55 $28,180
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 26,410 9.10 $12.63 $26,280
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 18,600 3.10 $12.95 $26,930
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,080 0.22 $14.41 $29,980
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,790 0.40 $12.67 $26,350

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Depository Credit Intermediation 439,690 26.14 $13.55 $28,180
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 26,410 9.10 $12.63 $26,280
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 18,600 3.10 $12.95 $26,930
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 130 0.73 $18.32 $38,110
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,790 0.40 $12.67 $26,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $20.89 $43,460
Offices of Physicians (8) (8) $18.79 $39,090
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 130 0.73 $18.32 $38,110
Insurance Carriers 110 0.01 $16.36 $34,030
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60 (7) $15.51 $32,260


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 49,510 4.22 1.19 $12.81 $26,640
California 43,510 2.72 0.77 $14.32 $29,780
Florida 31,070 3.78 1.07 $14.26 $29,660
New York 26,570 2.92 0.83 $14.21 $29,560
Pennsylvania 23,390 4.07 1.15 $12.87 $26,760




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)
Iowa 8,420 5.49 1.55 $13.03 $27,100
Nebraska 5,250 5.43 1.53 $13.11 $27,260
South Dakota 2,190 5.25 1.48 $12.50 $26,010
Arkansas 6,130 5.14 1.45 $11.77 $24,480
Alabama 9,400 4.91 1.39 $12.89 $26,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 5,140 3.09 0.87 $16.24 $33,790
District of Columbia 940 1.33 0.38 $16.09 $33,470
Massachusetts 10,110 2.92 0.83 $15.08 $31,360
Maryland 7,900 2.99 0.85 $14.77 $30,720
Virginia 11,680 3.11 0.88 $14.74 $30,660





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 20,160 3.06 0.86 $14.28 $29,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 11,680 2.77 0.78 $13.97 $29,060
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 10,820 2.97 0.84 $14.19 $29,510
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 10,590 3.61 1.02 $13.45 $27,970
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,940 3.27 0.92 $13.04 $27,120
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,340 2.48 0.70 $15.07 $31,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,130 2.46 0.70 $16.07 $33,430
St. Louis, MO-IL 4,770 3.55 1.00 $13.19 $27,440
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 4,720 3.02 0.85 $14.39 $29,930
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 4,710 4.18 1.18 $14.48 $30,120