|Quick Facts: Tellers|
$36,310 per year
$17.46 per hour
|High school diploma or equivalent|
|Short-term on-the-job training|
Tellers are responsible for accurately processing routine transactions at a bank.
Most tellers work in bank branches.
Most tellers have a high school diploma and receive about 1 month of on-the-job training. Some banks do background checks before hiring a new teller.
The median annual wage for tellers was $36,310 in May 2021.
Employment of tellers is projected to decline 12 percent from 2021 to 2031.
Despite declining employment, about 35,100 openings for tellers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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